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Old 08-20-2013, 02:01 PM
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Motor issue

After finding and fixing the tranny leak I now have a motor issue. I was driving the boat all weekend and was fine pulling wake boarders, then on the way home I opened it up then it almost died then kicked back in the died again then I throttled down and putted in. On the way back tried to give it gas and it died. Got it going again and babyed it home. any ideas?
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:12 PM
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Fuel filter, fuel pump, carb. Sounds like it is now starving for gas. Look at one thing at a time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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Also check the caps that cover the vacuum ports on the carb and the vacuum lines (I believe your boat has two vacuum lines). I had the same thing happen to me and one of the caps that covered a vacuum port was missing.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:55 PM
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Ok thanks guys I will check I thought it might be a gas issue. Was a bit scared that I blew it but it did run on the way in. As im new to this boat and im not sure where the vacum line would be?
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:22 PM
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It sounds similar to a problem I had last year which ended up being the fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump was soften by the ethanol in the gasoline. The softer hose would be sucked closed by the fuel pump as the engine rpm went up. Easy and cheap fix to replace the fuel line and they make new fuel line that is ethanol resistant.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:48 PM
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That is what i need to do is put a new fuel line and I have ran some ethanol gas in it. It was just like when I gave it more gas it lost power and died?
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:52 PM
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I would start with the fuel line because it is cheap and easy. I spent $14 on fuel line.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:21 PM
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I would start with the fuel line because it is cheap and easy. I spent $14 on fuel line.
I think yor right as I could smell gas the last few times I had it out.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:40 PM
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If you smell gas when it's running it's prob your carb flooding out, but ethanol gas will ruin old rubber fast.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:14 PM
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If you smell gas when it's running it's prob your carb flooding out, but ethanol gas will ruin old rubber fast.
My boat did sit for 4 years before I got it going and I didnt change the gas line so im hoping that is the issue, as I did run ethonal gas in it.
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