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    I have a primer bulb,it does not have any cracks,or breaks in it and in good condition but you just cant squeeze it because its very hard.how do you soften up a primer bulb like that.

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    Sounds like age has hardened the rubber. I'd can it rather than risk having trouble down the road.
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    Replace it with a new one
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    ethanol in fuel causes deterioration

    replace
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    Replace it with a factory bulb. Merc, Yamaha, Or OMC.

    Stay away from them cheaper aftermarket bulbs. The go bad quick.
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    Yamaha and tohatsu have the best primer bulbs on the market in my opinion. The marpac brand blue primer bulbs are good quality too.
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    I just replaced mine with an attwood bulb yesterday. It claims to be greater volume per squeeze than original. It is much more firm than the one it replaced however . The one I replaced was a quicksilver and it had deteriorated inside.
    I am hoping that hard squeeze gets better with time!
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    I replaced the complete fuel line with a new mercury line. I replaced the bulb on my jon boat with an Atwood bulb. The Merc bulb and the Atwood bulb are identical. ???????
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    I have had good luck with Atwood bulbs. I think the most important thing is to keep them out of the sun.
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    Just replace it, get a new bulb and some hose clamps, should be about $10 depending on where you shop.
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