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Old 08-31-2018, 10:18 AM
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New fuel pumps installed, now it takes 2 cranks to start...every time

Fuel pump query. So i replaced my pumps in my 08 x30 last month. A bit of a pain but it worked out fine. But now it seems to take 2 cranks to start the boat every time. I’ve heard that maybe it’s because I didn’t use the crimp style clips on the fuel lines to the pumps? The new pumps came with the little screw clamps. Do you think that could be the issue? Really don’t want to have to take it all apart again...
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:34 AM
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Try letting it sit for a few seconds with the key on before attempting a start.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:58 AM
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Try letting it sit for a few seconds with the key on before attempting a start.


^^^ I always wait for PP to cycle snd gauges to start to move


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Old 08-31-2018, 11:03 AM
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Fuel pump query. So i replaced my pumps in my 08 x30 last month. A bit of a pain but it worked out fine. But now it seems to take 2 cranks to start the boat every time. I’ve heard that maybe it’s because I didn’t use the crimp style clips on the fuel lines to the pumps? The new pumps came with the little screw clamps. Do you think that could be the issue? Really don’t want to have to take it all apart again...

I've personally switched to Oiteker ear clamps for almost all of my hose clamping needs, once you buy the tool its just easier to cut them off and replace them than it is to dork around with stripped out clamps every year.

Only exception for me are the hoses that need to come off for winterization and for those I use upgraded wider stainless hose clamps that don't cut into the hoses so much.

I'd say people are right on, the pump probably just takes a moment longer to get to pressure, so your first attempt crank crank crank is low pressure. You turn off the key and the fuel pump relay keeps the pump on for a few seconds and gets to pressure, next attempt you are good. A pause will let the pump finish priming up. Could be due to a small leak at one of the clamps but if they are fuel injection style clamps like they should be maybe give them all another quarter turn and find out.

I also wait because we have PP as well.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:29 AM
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Thanks gang. I am NOT taking the pumps out again! ��
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:23 PM
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Pumps? Plural? 2 pumps in an ‘08 X30?
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:59 PM
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Yep. Pumps plural. Two. Dos. Deux. Zwie.
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:49 PM
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And no, waiting made no difference. I’ll have to change the clamps at some point. Can’t be good for the starter
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:38 PM
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yep, starter...flywheel...not good, if anything else double crank annoying.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:48 PM
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I’ll have to change the clamps at some point. Can’t be good for the starter
Yep,take this poster's advice.He's right!
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