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Mercury 9.9 pro kicker

11/5/23 @ 9:24 AM
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gordonsetterman
gordonsetterman
PRO MEMBER User since 12/15/08

I have my boat in being winterized and while doing it they noticed that the primer bulb that goes to my pro pro kicker motor was cracked. I told them to replace it and their service guy said they’d have to order it. I assumed they’d just cut the hose on each side of the bulb and using hose clamps splice a bulb in. anyone know? Is there something special about a mercury motor that requires a specific priming system. It’s been 2 weeks....and the guy who stores it for me wants to put it in...

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12/3/23 @ 5:09 PM
Brent Hess
Brent Hess
PRO MEMBER User since 12/18/07
lol true!

It's not a very complicated device! 

Just a primer bulb and a check valve! 
12/3/23 @ 3:16 PM
Edge
User since 2/28/07
Gordon, Atwood specs are probably higher than mercs!!! LOL
12/3/23 @ 9:47 AM
gordonsetterman
gordonsetterman
PRO MEMBER User since 12/15/08
Risto
no it is the primer bulb in the fuel line but good thinking though. but I still don’t have it yet….I asked when I picked up the boat why they couldn’t just put an “Atwood” bulb and he said it wasn’t up to Mercurys specifications. I didn’t get why. but did take note that they had a few bulbs hanging on their accessories hooks. I’m no mechanic but figured if they could have used one of those they would have……anyway the bulb or hose/and bulb system they ordered from Mercury is BO’d till mid December 
11/8/23 @ 1:51 PM
RistoRap
User since 8/31/01
Is it possible they are talking about the primer bulb on the motor itself and not the bulb in the fuel line?


Mercury 9.9 pro kicker photo by RistoRap
11/7/23 @ 4:00 PM
Brent Hess
Brent Hess
PRO MEMBER User since 12/18/07
It is a Mercury fitting (different than an Evinrude or Johnson) to the tank and motor, but typically an off the shelf item.

If your bulb is cracked (dry rot), it's a good idea to replace the whole thing, as the fuel line isn't likely very far behind.  I've found the Merc pumper bulb assembly at F&F as well as at most dealers.  It seems odd the dealer wouldn't have one on the shelf...
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