View Full Version : Engine idle......

07-30-2003, 12:23 AM
Last week I had the boat running and it idled great. But was getting some sluggish starts. So I checked the plugs, cap, rotor and spark plug wiring. All looked great. Went back out on the water, started up great 6 of seven times. Took it out again, started to idle low and smoke a little, but not oil, seemed like fuel, could actually smell fuel, but boy did it start up great, came flying out of the hole and ran smooth thru all speeds, whether wakeboarding or skiing.

And clues as to why it would all the sudden start idling low and running rich?

87 Sunsport
07-30-2003, 06:44 AM
I have the same vintage, and similar problems, I've tried the same things and in addition I've monkeyed with the mixture screws on the primary bowl while it's happening. Since none of this has worked I'm thinking its the auto choke, which I'm afraid to mess with.