View Full Version : PS205 engine sputtering

06-14-2011, 10:30 AM
1994 PS205, 350 chevy with TBI. Ran perfect last year, then had new fuel pump and filters changed over the winter. Now the boat does not always like to start. Last weekend I took the boat out, it started perfectly several times in a row. Made a 10 minute run across the lake at high speeds, and parked the boat for an hour. When I went to start it, it would only run for a few seconds and die. I started the boat at 3/4 throttle in neutral, it would run for a little longer but still died. Then I tried starting it and gunning the throttle in gear, the boat would lunge forward, sputter, lunge, repeatedly. After a minute or so, it finally "caught" and ran perfectly once again, pulling skiers, long runs, idle, all perfect. After parking for another hour, the boat wouldn't start and I had to repeat the process again to get back to the boat ramp.

06-14-2011, 01:05 PM
Hey MB53,

I feel your pain!!

Chk out the thread in General Discussion labeled "Poor Power and Acceleration".

The discussion may sound familiar to you problem and give some insight. Or at least help you save some time and frustration in fixing the problem