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Old 05-29-2018, 09:27 AM
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Slightly off topic but my Indmar manual says not to run methanol, which is what most of the ethanol free gasses are I believe.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:52 AM
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Slightly off topic but my Indmar manual says not to run methanol, which is what most of the ethanol free gasses are I believe.
That's interesting. I have never heard that running non ethanol gas can be harmful to an engine. Not sure if anything changed between 2005 and 2008.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:09 PM
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Slightly off topic but my Indmar manual says not to run methanol, which is what most of the ethanol free gasses are I believe.
Methanol is a common dry gas treatment as well as a race fuel. But ethanol free gas should not have methanol added. Methanol is just as bad if not worse than ethanol in regards to moisture.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:17 PM
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back to topic.. go get a fuel pressure gauge and put it on and figure out what the pressure is. if that checks out then the next thing is the lanyard, then grounds and connections...maybe you have a loose connection that goes in and out.. I know because it happened to me... a large plug came undone under the dash...
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:54 PM
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are you running the HEI distributor? this is also a sign of a pick up coil going bad.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:07 PM
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back to topic.. go get a fuel pressure gauge and put it on and figure out what the pressure is.
Ditto this. Run it around some with the gauge hooked up (I zip tied it to the pylon so I could see it) and if you're seeing fuel pressure drop in association with the stalling it's likely the connector on top of the pump assembly. I found jiggling the connector would get the pump running again. I sourced an identical replacement connector at a local auto parts place.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:59 PM
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Any chance you sucked some water into the fuel tank (via the vent) while surfing?
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:38 PM
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:47 PM
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Any chance you sucked some water into the fuel tank (via the vent) while surfing?
Highly unlikely. I have thought about draining the tank, although it got pretty low so it has fresh gas in it now.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:51 PM
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are you running the HEI distributor? this is also a sign of a pick up coil going bad.
It is an HEI. I replaced that on my last boat, iirc. Can they be cleaned?
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