omc seadrive 1.6 ltr 2 yr old power head suddenly running poorly

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by 3 boat guy, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. 3 boat guy
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    3 boat guy New Member

    checked the fuel supply for water, changed the fuel filter anyway, new plugs, new wires still runs only at high idle with heavy choking. This is a 1.6 looper,just put it in the water drove great on the way to dock space stalled and restarted a couple of times dosent run right, all input welcome
  2. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    1.6 is a crossflow
    1.8 or 2.0 is a looper

    which do you have
  3. kenJ
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    kenJ Senior Member

    If it has a carb(s) suspect they need a rebuild. They fact it only runs with the choke on would seem to indicate a lack of fuel. If injectors, might want to run a concentrated mixture of fuel/injector cleaner thru the engine, make a temp connection from a portable fuel can to the fuel pump.
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