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- Scurvy Dog
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- Vessel Info: 1987 Carver Riviera 28'
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- Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
- Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
- Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Be very careful reinstalling the filter housing - the threads are fine threads and can be stripped easily. Don't forget the gasket for the adapter.
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
- Posts: 267
- Joined: January 5th, 2016, 10:02 am
- Vessel Info: Carver 3227 Sedan Convertible
1986 - 260 Mercruisers - Kohler 5E
- Location: Lake Norman, NC
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It could be a fuel pump issue, or sometimes this will happen if the gas tank vent is clogged/plugged. Dirt daubers are famous for getting in the vent line and plugging it up - then the fuel pump can't pull gas out of the tank fast enough to feed the engine. You can check this by simply leaving the fuel filler open and doing a test run - if the engine runs OK - you know the problem. Just get some wire and clean the vent line out.
Fuel pumps are pretty dependable, but check for loose fittings on the suction side - the pump will pull air before it pulls gas, and that can lead to fuel starvation. If you can, put a pressure gauge on the outlet side (between the fuel pump and the carb) and see what pressure your fuel pump is putting out. You should have 4-5 PSI if the pump is working correctly.
Hope this helps - good luck!
Past Commodore, Peninsula Yacht Club
Lake Norman, NC
Carver 3227 - "Splashy Lady"
Aquasport 222CCP - "Gone Fission"
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