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07-02-2013, 10:49 PM #1
Years of reading the forums pays off
Finally got my new boat out on the water for more than 5 minutes. Took a ride for about 20 minutes and came back to the dock. An hour later I get in the boat to trailer it. Turn the key, starts, sputters and dies. It just wouldn't start after that no matter what I did. The father in law, ex mechanic, listens to it and say "sounds like it's not getting gas". The light bulb on top of my head turns on. Take a look at the engine and I pour a bit of lake water on the fuel rails. Try to start it again and it fires, but starts running rough and dies after 10 or 20 seconds. Now I'm sure I know whats wrong. I follow the supply line to the fuel pump, get some lake water and pour it on the pump. I turn the key and, like magic, the motor starts and runs as smooth as it ever did. Problem solved.
Thanks to years of going through the various problems and solutions people have posted, I remembered that some of you have had "vapor lock" issues and a little bit of cool water resolved your issues.past---------------2003 Outback SOLD
present------------2006 Supra Launch 21V
possible future-----2013 Mojo
07-03-2013, 01:58 AM #2
It could also be magic water. You are from the land of sky blue waters. I'm glad our troubles was your fix.1998 Mobius
310 HP PCM
07-03-2013, 02:24 AM #3
booom JACK haha2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
Rockford fasgate cabins
Rockford fasgate 500w amp (cabin) and a kenwood HU (kmr700u)
Polk 10in sub (2)
Polk P330 amp (subs)
07-03-2013, 01:41 PM #4
Sorry to hear about it! I too have been dealing with the issue and used this forum (while on the water) to get back underway. My boat is currently on the way back from the dealership after having Indmar's additional boost pump installed. I'm taking it out tonight to test everything out. I'll let you know how it does.07 22SSV -- Wetsounds!
07-03-2013, 01:56 PM #5
I've never had the issue, but should it arise where exactly do you pour cold water? Admittedly I've never looked for the fuel pump.Current: 2010 LSV
Previous: 2007 Outback
07-03-2013, 04:02 PM #6David
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.