Figured out what was wrong with my choke...

8/31/14 @ 8:27 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07
I purchased a 1980's Evinrude 9.9 earlier this spring for the duck skiff. If I used it frequently it would start up on the first or second pull. However if it sat for a week or longer, I'd have to pull it 7 or 8 times. Since I plan to use it for Duck hunting, I was worried that it may give me some grief once it got colder outside. The funny thing was, when I pulled out the choke knob, it did absolutely nothing - almost as if it wasn't even connected to anything. When I tried to look at it, I couldn't see anything because the choke linkage was burried underneath the air box. This morning I started pulling everything apart to see what was going on. Really funny, whoever owned the motor before me must have pulled the carb out at some point in the past - when they put the carb back in they put the choke lever in upside down, so it could not catch the choke linkage or retaining clip. I rotated it 180 degrees and reinstalled it, and it works like a champ. Never know what you are going to find when you tear into something. The take away is - always look at a parts breakdown, as the person who took it apart before you may have put it back together wrong. Here is link to the parts break down - the part they had in wrong was #19 http://www.boats.net/parts/search/BRP/EVINRUDE/1983/E10RCTC/CARBURETOR%20%26%20MANIFOLD/parts.html Last winter I pulled the chain case on my boy's 600 Polaris and found a similar problem...
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9/2/14 @ 1:15 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
USER since 2/15/10
also never assume a new part works cause its new.

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9/1/14 @ 9:39 AM
prop-buster
prop-buster
USER since 6/14/05
good advice, also had the same problem with my Stihl trimmer, the choke was just slipping on the spline and doing nothing, probably fixed it with a piece of duct tape, not sure, been a long time ago, but it still works great.....

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