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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Louisiana

Go devil help

I bought a brand new godevil 3 days ago. Ran perfect out of water like a dream. When I took it out for the first hunt it would run for about 60 seconds then die every time. It seemed to only die when I put it in the water. Any suggestions?
December 31, 2012 at 7:31pm
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Posted December 31, 2012 at 7:50pm
high speed jet on carburetor

sound like you may have a plugged high speed jet on your carburetor

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Posted December 31, 2012 at 9:31pm
Problems go devil

Hard to believe brand new go devil has plugged jets. Just fixed my 10+ year 23 hp go devil; carbon build up in carb.

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Posted December 31, 2012 at 10:56pm

High speed jets. I agree. Doesn't seem like it should be the case, but that's exactly what it sounds like. If it runs good out of the water, but once you put it in a bind, those jets go to sucking hard. It's amazing, and unfortunate how easy they plug.

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Posted December 31, 2012 at 11:09pm

Check the oil level in the engine! If you have a low oil level switch on the engine and the level is low, it will die when you lower the engine into the water. Happens to me on a regular basis when I get lazy about checking the oil level.

You can also disconnect the switch and see if the engine operates normally.

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Posted January 01, 2013 at 10:04am
Call Go Devil first thing tomorrow

They can be real helpful over the phone, give them a call if you can wait. Like others have said it has an auto kill if oil level is below x. Check that first. Can't imagine your carb having issues 5 minutes into its life. Good luck!

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Posted January 01, 2013 at 11:12am

Check your fuel fitting connections at the tank and if you have a fuel/water seperator make sure all is tight. The o ring on your tank connection could also be bad.

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Posted January 01, 2013 at 2:25pm
Check inside of tank

Check inside the tank itself as well. You might have something blocking the screen on the suction tube.

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Posted January 01, 2013 at 3:41pm
Had same issue

Bought mine last August, did the EXACT thing....it's actually the cap on the new tanks according to Warren due to emissions etc, changed my cap & I've never had an issue......these guys all make good points however, check O ring in connector, I always carry 2-3 connectors in my boat just in case....worst case, take the cap off and it will run, just gettn starved for fuel.....all the best!!


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Posted January 01, 2013 at 11:26pm
Long Tail?

Is it a long tail? I agree with what the others said to check. Also, could be a faulty mercury switch if it is a long tail.

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Posted January 02, 2013 at 1:32pm

Appreciate all the help! Problem turned out to be a small leak in the fuel line I didn't catch. The clamps that came on the fuel line were cheap. Replaced them fixed the leak and it runs great. Ran it for around 5 miles today. Hit a large submerged stump and almost broke a rib, thank god for the kill switch

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