Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Engine / Drive Train

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 05-01-2013, 10:06 PM
André's Avatar
André André is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: Prostar 190 1994
Location: Near Sherbrooke,Québec,Canada
Posts: 4,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeg205 View Post
... have you also checked the fuel pump intake screen?
Do this.
If you don>t know how,do a search here.
__________________
Keep skiing!!!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-01-2013, 10:10 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 11,396
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...6-P60987-88113

fuel pump cheap... to have
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-01-2013, 10:31 PM
JimN's Avatar
JimN JimN is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 11,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwcrawford81 View Post
Took the boat back to the lake. Now it only revs in neutral to a certain point then acts the same as in drive. Put new gas in with sea foam. I will try to post a video. The fuel pump seems louder than normal. Is it possible the fuel pump is working until it has to pump a lot of fuel at once?
This style of pump doesn't like running out of gas but it's not as sensitive as the in-tank pumps. If you have a primer bulb, connect it at the tank and use it to augment the fuel flow- if it helps, check out the fuel line from the tank to the pump. If you want to be proactive, just replace that section of hose with something that's OK with ethanol. If it works, you know you found it. If not, you know that you're good fro another 20 years.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-01-2013, 10:57 PM
jwcrawford81 jwcrawford81 is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Boat: Mastercraft, 1997 205 Prostar
Location: South
Posts: 15
Yes mike the fuel pump is louder than I remember. Do I need to take off the fuel pump to get to the screen? I will also look for anti syphon valve again. Thanks for the advise!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-02-2013, 09:47 AM
02ProstarSammyD 02ProstarSammyD is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Boat: 2002 Prostar 209 - SammyD Edition
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,876
Mine did the same thing last year. In the driveway you aren't under load. When I put the boat under load it wouldn't go above 25. Turned out to be a bad connection at the fuel pump but any fuel pump issues can show the same. Test your pressure under load first and foremost
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-02-2013, 09:50 AM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 11,396
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwcrawford81 View Post
Yes mike the fuel pump is louder than I remember. Do I need to take off the fuel pump to get to the screen? I will also look for anti syphon valve again. Thanks for the advise!
Yes, you need to remove... Use a good box wrench... when you replace the pump do not over torque the line connections.

Took me about an hour - start to finish... it should not be howling like that.
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-04-2013, 05:31 PM
jwcrawford81 jwcrawford81 is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Boat: Mastercraft, 1997 205 Prostar
Location: South
Posts: 15
Cleaned screen on bottom of fuel pump. Ran it today in driveway then took to the lake. Ran like a new one! Fuel pump no longer makes so much noise. Thanks for all the help!! Glad I didn't have to take it back to the shop!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-04-2013, 05:35 PM
mikeg205's Avatar
mikeg205 mikeg205 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 1995 Pro Star 205 5.7 Liter
Location: Plainfield - Joliet, IL
Posts: 11,396
Send a message via Skype™ to mikeg205
I would buy that pump from rockauto- yours was squealing pretty good... for 84 bucks plus shipping - it would be cheap insurance - imo...

congrats on the cheap fix...those are always best...
__________________
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-04-2013, 06:17 PM
JimN's Avatar
JimN JimN is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 11,598
uas an FYI- fittings on fuel, brake and other fluid-carrying lines need what's called a 'flare-nut' wrench. It's like a box wrench with enough removed to allow the line to pass through- it adds support for the nut and if it flares a bit, it won't slip off and round off the corners.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fuel pump, power loss, rev

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 AM.