2005 sea ray 185 4.3 will not idle

When try to idle engine keeps shutting off. If you push both buttons to start and pump it will start but won't run under 2000 rpm. Ran at 2000 and it surges, made it back to shore.

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Oct 14, 2010
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NO Idle
by: Anonymous

It sounds like a similar problem I encountered. The solution to my problem was it was a carburated engine and the screw holding the needle valve operated by the float had backed off a few turns and wasn't letting the needle valve close off and therefore keeping the engine flooded with gasoline during idle and would only run at mid to high RPM's. If thats your problem, after tightening the screw, put some fingernail polish on the screw and let it dry before re-assembly. Thats what the big boys do, because it will hold it from loosening and it is impervious to gasoline.

Good Luck
Chuck

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