Ok... I'll keep this short because there's a lot involved. I bought this boat about two weeks ago,and can't seem to get it out on the water again. The boat sat for over a year, we test drove it, ran great. I buy the boat, get it home, it runs for under an hour, and i park, go to go back out, and she dies as im leaving the slip area.
What I have done:
Drained old gas, has 15 new gallons of 89 with Sta-bil ethanol treatment additive at proper ratio.
Plugs, cap and rotor.
The boat gets spark, and starts when I artificially introduce fuel through the carb, and then dies. Same thing with starting fluid... I sprayed it in there once just to see what it would do, same as fuel. I hate that stuff as a rule.
I am getting voltage to the fuel pump. I checked the screen, its clean. I removed the outlet side of the fuel pump to see the fuel flow rate. I can stick the intake side of the fuel pump into a cup of fuel, it pumps. If I connect it to the line, it doesn't. As a result I tried to bypass the fuel filter housing and it still wont pump. My guess was clog in the line somewhere from the tank to the filter... but if I apply vacuum to the supply line, it provides fuel.
Is there a way to check the efficiency of the fuel pump? It feels like the pump is not powerful enough to pull from the supply line to me... what do you guys think?
Any help warrants a virtual six pack, or a legitimate sx pack (or free day of pulling on the water) if you're local and you help me get this thing running.
Edited by Big Tuna, August 15, 2010 - 11:28 AM.