1982 Mercury 80hp ELPT
by Buck Corrigan
it's a two stroke that starts up fine, idles properly, but when I advance the throttle ,...unless I throw the lever all the way forward, it sputters and dies. I had heard somewhere that this model normally idles on 2 cylinders, and only fires on all four when the throttle is advanced. It just about jumps out of the water when all four cylinders fire, but I don't seem to be able to advance the throttle slowly without it dying. I'm at a loss as to what the problem might be ! After it's run for a few minutes I can throttle back with no problem, and,..throttle up slowly with no problem. Just don't seem to be able to throttle up conservatively when I first start up. Got any ideas?
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Mercury Forum.