Runs & Starts Great out of water, But not in water. Why?
by Rich Fhaner
I have a '87 Mercuiser 140 hp I/O with points and condenser ignition and it is carberated. I hook the out drive up to ear muffs and it start right up. I drive about a half hour to the lake, and it doesn't want to start! and it wants to stall after I start it, as if the the engine was cold. (I just had in running and up to temp a half hour before) As long as I keep it running, It runs like a raped ape! Funny It has done this for the last 7 years I had it. Thanks for any input. Oh, I go in a freshwater lake in Michigan. Rich