Originally Posted by table
Engine dies after first couple hours on the water. Engine turns over but doesn't start, for first 3 times, then starts runs strong and smooth for 15 seconds then dies again as if key were off. The longer I wait after it dies the quicker it starts. Let it sit for 2 hours, ran great for 45 minutes then died again. Had same issues getting back to the dock. Since, I have replaced the fuel filter and pump and have had the same problem. The tether is attached and tight, don't know what else it could be. Any help would be appreciated.
What have you tested?
If nothing, all you can do is guess. Voltage, physical condition, pressure- all need to be checked out.
Open the throttle a bit and see if it starts. If it does and you have the throttle body engine (Predator), look at the throttle plate for a hole that's about 3/16" diameter. If it doesn't have one, call MC and ask if this engine had the recal. If you're the original owner and this is a new problem, disregard this- if it has happened for a long time, check into it.
Did you check for codes? If not, why not? This could be a simple problem, like the ECT.