float bowl on 6hp evinrude fisherman

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by valvebounce, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    On bikes etc,there is a "tickler button"on the top of the float bowl,on the 6hp fisherman one isn't incorporated.
    Is there a vacuum hole or valve on the top of the float bowl ?
    I read on a blog that there is a hole and if you cover it up with your finger the engine runs until the petrol present runs out.Has anyone got any info?
    The engine starts and stops after what I presume is a bowlfull of petrol.
    I am wondering if the hole is blocked and causing a vacuum in the bowl.
    The engine will start again after a few minutes.
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