I replaced the bulb and it will not get hard. The primer bulb will NOT stay hard with motor running--that is normal. I had a check valve coming out of the tank. I removed the fuel filter and replaced it full of fuel. Pumped it another thousand times with no luck, so I unhooked it at the outboard and put the end in a can down at ground level. 99. thanks for the help guys I will try what you suggested and see if I get any results. I can not get the primer bulb to get hard. Thanks much. I replaced the bulb and it will not get hard. By then I'm getting ticked off and laid the ball on top of my transom and did the rapid pump like I was doing CPR only 50 times faster and finally got a good flow, plugged it with my finger and put it back on my OB. pumped it up and it was good the rest of the day. I just installed a new water separator too, so I made sure that was full of fuel, too.