After looking things over, watching a few YouTubes, two new plugs, new fuel tank and fuel line and a new fuel filter cap, I made my first attempt at starting the Evinrude 9.9. It took a couple of pulls on the starter but it finally took off. I’m not sure if it’s pulling enough water through because it only dribbles and spits when throttled up. I will be ordering a new impeller this week. I’m also wondering about the smoke when it’s cranked. I did let it run for about 30 minutes (mostly idle and in gear) and it didn’t seem to get hot.

The electric start was a no go. Doesn’t seem to be getting any juice.

 

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