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I have a Sears Gamefisher 5.0 hp (model 217-586611). I was able to get it running however after I prime the engine w/fuel, it will only use the fuel that has been primed and I have to continually pump manually to keep it running. What needs to be done to get the engine to pull fuel automaticall or what could be wrong? Any advice or help would be appreciated.
I have a very similar outboard and the most likely problem is the fuel pump element in the carburetor...a very small piece of silicon that acts like a pump that can dry up or get torn over time.. Check out (http://www.discount-marine-parts.com/ob_eska_sears.html) and (http://home.earthlink.net/~brixent/) for manuals and parts. These are Eska motors built in 84-85'. If you can locate a good local small engine parts dealer they should be able to get things for you at a much better price then say Sears. Hope this helps. Also you can search for the following book (IBSN 0872884643) at your local library systems...it is a manual that covers this particualr outboard.
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