Mercury 25XD

My grandsons were given a Carolina Skiff by their other very generous grandfather and since I have the dock and davits I get the priviledge of getting it running and supporting it. The vintage Mercury (about 1985) 25 XD has an add on electric starter (fortunately for me). The other grandfather said it ran great but I can't even get a kick out of it. I drained the gas. put in fresh, checked the compression (both cylinders read about 100) and finally checked for a spark which seems to be the probl...
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Question: Mercury 25XD - bad idle
Why post this in the NON-REPAIR forum, Fish??Moving to Merc Troubles.
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Question: 1984 Mercury 25XD rough idle
Welcome to iboats.First the compression...they're primarily rope start motors, so the compression will be toward the low side. Depending on the gauge, I'd look for something just over 100 psi and no more than 10 to 15 psi difference between the two.It seems popular to flip reeds around when people t
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Question: Mercury 25XD - bad idle
Why post this in the NON-REPAIR forum, Fish??Moving to Merc Troubles.
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Question: 1985 Mercury 25XD
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Question: Mercury 25XD old petrol sludge gotten into engine...help..!
Obviously you have to dump the gas,clean the tank AND fuel line.Then get fresh gas and oil.Beyond that I suggest you have someone clean the engine lines,filter and rebuild the carb.This is not exactly HARD,but it sounds like you should have it done. DHP
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