View Full Version : Turning over but won't start

04-18-2011, 09:19 AM
Ok so have an 02 prostar. It started up fine about a month ago but now wants to be a pita. Took it out this weekend and no dice on starting. Would crank over for days but wouldn't see to try to start until I left off the key. I changed one of the batteries that was over a year old b/c it was alil low and the others tested fine. Checked by voltage at the starter at it was fine.

Any suggestions on where to go from here.

btw its a merc 350 mag tow engine. Not sure if its norm either but took the filter off and was getting a poof of smoke out of the intake everytime after I fired. Assume thats fuel burning which would indicate spark to me.

PS yes the lanyard is on

04-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Wait, your 02 Prostar has a MerCruiser engine? That boat came with a Indmar Chevy, not a Merc. Someone replaced the engine.

04-18-2011, 09:46 AM
yea thats why I made sure to note it haha. Def not the original engine