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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-14-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,509
Posted By heypops
Also chk in this same section thread labeld "205...

Also chk in this same section thread labeld "205 Sputtering" by MB53.

VERY interesting thread and attached word doc in PDF.

BTW. My 1994 Prostar EFI/TBI is running 'bogged down' without...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-14-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,509
Posted By heypops
May want to chk alternator voltage when running...

May want to chk alternator voltage when running good and surging.
I am having same problem in general as you.

Chk out thread "Poor Power & Acceleration" in Gen Discussion section.

hope this...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-14-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By heypops
PS205 engine sputtering

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...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & Acceleration

Thx Jim for the feedback.

I'll ck the hose and all connections to be snug. Plan on taking the fuel pump off and chking the inlet screen also.

Interesting, that last year everything went great for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor Power and Acceleration

Hi Jim

Removing the water separator should increase the fuel flow by lessing the restriction of caused by the separator. So pump can work more efficiently. The in-line filter addition at the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
I don't think the IAC would affect the top end...

I don't think the IAC would affect the top end performance, but I am not a marine engine tech.

Rather, seems to me a gas supply issue. That is why I need to chk the fuel pressures. Also plan on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By heypops
Need Tower Speaker Suggestions

Hey y'all,

Any suggestions for good wakeboard tower speakers?

Would like good sound (for the kids) without breaking the bank (for me)!!

If ya know what I mean??

It's DIY project. Have the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By heypops
Does 1994 Prostar have OBD

Does my MC Prostar EFT/TBI Indmar engine have a OBD access port?

If so, where?

The boat idles poorly and has no power under load and trying to diagnosis the problem.

thanks
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
NOT AGAIN!!!!!! Poor Power & Acceleration

Aghhhhh!!!!

It' back.....poor power and acceleration.

swapped out fuel pump & did GREAT for about 5 hrs of boating. Then BAM!!! Same problem!

Poor top end power and surging now and then.
Also,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By heypops
look up 'Poor Power & Acceleration' thread. Read...

look up 'Poor Power & Acceleration' thread.
Read thru the threads there. It may be of some help.
Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
No engine or trans lights on. 1994 MC 190. The...

No engine or trans lights on.
1994 MC 190. The basics here on engine info. No OBD computer or limp mode.
Made thing a little easier.
Never did measure the fuel pressure. No schrader valve in fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
FOUND THE PROBLEM!! Poor Power & Acceleration

Yahoo !!!! Found & Fixed the Problem!!

BAD FUEL PUMP !!!!!

Please see the previous posts for whole story and advice from fellow MC owners.

Info on what happened:
Removed the fuel pump & screen at...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & Acceleration

Yahoo !!!! Found & Fixed the Problem!!

BAD FUEL PUMP !!!!!

Please see the previous posts for whole story and advice from fellow MC owners.

Info on what happened:
Removed the fuel pump & screen...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Thank you for the info about the screen on the...

Thank you for the info about the screen on the fuel pump.

I will take off the pump & check out the filter screen.
I'll let you know what I find.

However, on my 1994 MC 190 EFI, there is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor Power & Acceleration

Thought it was fixed, only to find out still has same problem (all in the previous threads)

So, here is what I worked on:
1. Tank loosened and pick-up tube removed and cleaned (looked clean to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By heypops
Same for me with [email protected] Ask for Vince,...

Same for me with [email protected] Ask for Vince, service manager. Everybody there is top-notch!!
Had very similar problem, they got me fixed up right away without any hassle.
Keep us informed !!
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & Acceleration

Good reminder !!!!

I am planning on chking these areas tomorrow, as weather allows.

My plans are:
1. Change out sparks plugs (those in now are 25 hrs and left in over winterizing)
2. Visually...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & acceleration

Thank you JimN,

Chked the fuel lines and NO 'T' fitting found. Must make an adapter.

What are the parts/procedure for making an 'adapter' ?

Really appreciate your help in this!!!
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & acceleration

Agree with JimN, but do not have the equipment to perform fuel line pressure tests.

Will be glad to try to find correct testing gauge and how to hook it up.

Please give me info on
1. What brand...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & acceleration

Thanks for the suggestion of the fuel shut-off valve & the anit-siphon valve evaluation.

What is the correct procedure for removing the electric fuel pump on MC 1994 190 with EFI ??

I see the 3...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & acceleration

Appreciate replies !!!

Will change out spark plugs as suggested.

What would be best way to go about determining fuel flow or pressure problems ??

Is there a 'screen filter' inside the base of the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor power & Acceleration

Have replace the plugs toward the end of the season last year.

These plugs have about 25 hrs on them.

Could the plugs go 'bad' over the winter rest period?
I thought about the plugs, but did not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,925
Posted By heypops
Poor acceleration and power

Hey Guys,


Have MC 1994 190 EFI. Worked great last season and winterized it by the book.
(new water separator, fuel filter, StaBil in gas, fogging per instructions,stored battery...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-01-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,396
Posted By heypops
Looks like I should go bigger for my tow...

Looks like I should go bigger for my tow vehicle....

How about GMC Jimmy, 1998 4.3L V6, 4x4 ?? 127,000 miles.

My buddy owns auto repair shop and knows the owner of the jimmy. One owner, good...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-23-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,846
Posted By heypops
Hey WTRSKR, I have the same boat model and year...

Hey WTRSKR,
I have the same boat model and year as you. We don't have a flattappet cam engine. Use Rotella Deisel 5w-40 for engine oil and change it every 50hrs. Transmission oil is changed...
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