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Old 09-20-2014, 04:30 PM
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Yea I would like thank Boofer for such an exploratory post _ Awesome
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:54 PM
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Well, it's not really a new problem it started as soon as the EPA mandated MTBE and then, ethanol. Unfortunately, the Coast Guard doesn't understand that reliability is part of quality and safety. They won't allow the engine to shut off in the event of an overheat or other problem, but they seem to be OK with fuel pumps and other parts failing. I'd like to see them come here and explain exactly why.

There HAS to be some material or method of manufacturing a fuel pump that can live with more than one substance in the tank. I'm sure that part of it has to do with viscosity, fluid shear and flow rate/back pressure.

I wouldn't expect MC or any other manufacturer to tolerate the need for their own people to inspect parts before installation.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:44 AM
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Some help please. My fuel pump has also died. Have a 2008 Xstar with LY6 indmar motor. I have studied this thread which is excellent. It appears that most people have gone with either a airtech e2044, ac delco ep356 or a carter P74122. Can somebody advise as I need to order from America as there is nothing available in South Africa that meets spec. Shipping to SA is very high so I want to get two pumps and not make a mistake. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:14 AM
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Fuel Pump 101

Lokking for some guidance. Pulled my in tank pump yesteday to discover that I have a dual fuel pump system with Bosch electric pumps in this assembly. First question that I have is whether this is actually advantageous or just twice the liability? second question is if anyone knows what boat this fuel assembly was originally for (from all I have read, this is NOT original for an '07 197 with MCX). Third question is whether anyone knows how critical the original size fuel strainers must be when replaced. I could not find perfect replacements anywhere, but was able to find similarly sized ones. See pics below.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:47 AM
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That's the millenium fuel pump that came out in 2006. here's the replacement filter..

http://www.waterskis.com/155199-p/ma...ium_filter.htm
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:13 PM
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That's the millenium fuel pump that came out in 2006. here's the replacement filter..

http://www.waterskis.com/155199-p/ma...ium_filter.htm

That's what I originally thought and indeed purchased a pair from them. Turns out the fittings on mine are completely different. They are actually 3/4" metal "cups" with three little barbs punched into the perimeter. I think the pump is really non-standard for this boat (but seems to do just fine).
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:40 PM
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I have a 2010 197. How can you tell if you have the millennium pump or the standard one short of taking it out?
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:02 PM
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That's what I originally thought and indeed purchased a pair from them. Turns out the fittings on mine are completely different. They are actually 3/4" metal "cups" with three little barbs punched into the perimeter. I think the pump is really non-standard for this boat (but seems to do just fine).
well that's strange... what's the part number on top of the pump cartridge?
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:27 PM
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4 week ago my boat ran great. Today, horrible!! Barely got it off the trailer thinking gas issues even though I just put 20 gal. of premium in it. Drove around for about 5 minutes. Running terrible. and then it died. I could get it to start after a little while but never was able to throttle up. Ended up paddling back to the ramp. Trailered it and I can throttle it just fine in neutral on the trailer. I did try removing the air filter in the case that it was too clogged.
Is this what happens when a fuel pump dies?
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:11 PM
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Usually not... from what I have read here the symptoms are more it just died. Check the fuel pressure at the rail -- which engine to you have? when is last time you changed fuel filter?

Have you ever cleaned the spark arrestor (air filter)?
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