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I have a older 75hp mercury,that in idle is fine but when I engage it to the first position it dies and .Don't know much about outboard.I called a guy{boat mechanic}and he said I need the carb rebuilt.cost 200.00 if I supply the kit.Dont know if this is a fair price or I am opening my wallet for extra cash.Thanks for any imput.
 

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How can a mechanic diagnose your problem over the phone without having looked at the outboard?

Or is he your regular mechanic and familiar with the engine?
 

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If it is a carb issue, start with seafoam. You can also spray carb cleaner directly into the carb and see if that helps.

Usually carb issues make it hard to start, although I had a sterndrive that didn't like to be at low rpm that was a carb problem.


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He hasn't seen the motor,plus never met the guy.I made other plans going to keep my money.,figure like you said he hasn't seen the motor it could be something else.thanks
 
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