1995 Johnson 225 Ocean Runner
(Hilton Head, South Carolina)
1995 Johnson 225 Ocean Runner J225TXEOB won't idle/run
This is "project" boat I recently purchased.
New fuel lines and separator installed
New Champion spark plugs gapped to .030
Small leak in primer solenoid so rebuilt with kit that seemed to fix problem
Throttle linkage synchronized to OMC specks
Anti Siphon valve seemed to stick so have tried without valve and also with a new inline one way valve
With everything I did above the motor will fire up but runs for about 8-10 seconds than quickly dies
My last upgrades I did were rebuilding the carbs and I also wanted to go with premix. Instead of using the old VRO which may or may not have been working properly, I installed a new pre mix fuel pump. I also had no idea how old the fuel in the tank was so I used a portable tank with fresh non ethanal gas pre mixed 50:1
When I fired up after these last upgrades the motor sounded really good and strong but again died after about 10 seconds.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!