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General Lee
05-23-2009, 08:50 AM
looking for somone to set the carb on my outboard it will start and run all full throttle but hard to get it to idel

05-23-2009, 11:44 AM
what brand of outboard...??

General Lee
05-23-2009, 12:44 PM
its a 79 evenrude 6hp

05-23-2009, 01:43 PM
let me see if I can dig up the specs to set up the carb..(base set up)

05-23-2009, 08:42 PM
(Carburetor Adjustment - Single S/S Adjustable N/V)

Initial setting is: Slow speed = seat gently, then open 1-1/2 turns.

Start engine and set the rpms to where it just stays running. In segments of 1/8 turns, start to turn the S/S needle valve in. Wait a few seconds for the engine to respond. As you turn the valve in, the rpms will increase. Lower the rpms again to where the engine will just stay running. Eventually you'll hit the point where the engine wants to die out or it will spit back (sounds like a mild backfire). At that point, back out the valve 1/4 turn. Within that 1/4 turn, you'll find the smoothest slow speed setting.

When you have finished the above adjustment, you will have no reason to move them again unless the carburetor fouls/gum's up from sitting, in which case you would be required to remove, clean, and rebuild the carburetor anyway....Hope this helps

General Lee
05-23-2009, 09:03 PM
THANKS i already tried that i think i will bring it in and get the carb cleaned had it going good yesterday and nothing today the guy i spoke with seems to think it needs to be cleaned

05-23-2009, 10:18 PM
we sell this cleaner at work called cleans. I works wonders...Go to any GM dealer and ask for a bottle of cleans..its like $6 works great.