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Old 29 April 2003, 14:19   #11
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Hi again folks,

Thanks very much for all your input to-date regarding my little fuel problem – all very much appreciated.

I am due to take the boat out again this coming weekend so I will run through the various points suggested. I though that I would also but a new portable tank with new fuel lines and primer bulb and try that out. Hopefully that will determine whether the engine is the problem or the boat’s existing fuel supply system. (Jace – I did take all the filler pipes apart recently to get the battery out and checked over the cap – seemed OK)

I also had a chat with Andy Clark of The Bosun’s Mate (www.bosunsmate.co.uk) whose first question was “When was the fuel system last serviced?” My answer, I’m afraid, was “Ahhh” . He did think that the problem was probably with the fuel pump, either the check valves or the diaphragm split or gone hard. (Well done JW) He is sending me a service kit for the pump which, he recommends, is done every year along with the water pump impeller. He also said that the carbs/float chambers may be gummed up with crud from old oil laying in there over winter when the petrol has evaporated.

Tiger, thanks for your comments on the mixture – unfortunatley the engine adds it’s own oil so I can’t adjust the mix.

Stuart, thanks for the link – looks like a few hours are needed to trawl through the posts.

Will report back next week – once again, many thanks for the info so far.
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Top man is Andy Clarke - I will recommend him to anyone at anytime. Please don't forget to come back to this thread and update us once you have resolved the problem.
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Old 29 April 2003, 14:57   #13
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I also had a chat with Andy Clark of The Bosun’s Mate (www.bosunsmate.co.uk) whose first question was “When was the fuel system last serviced?”
Andy would ask that, wouldn't he!

He does know his stuff though (he is so thorough it borders on being aggravating!), and I would certainly pay close attention to his suggestions.

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Old 07 May 2003, 16:10   #14
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Update

With the help of a new portable tank & line, I have managed to establish that my problem lies in the engine and not the boat's fuel system.

After a quick blast she cut out again after 10mins of slow running so now I will have to get round to servicing the fuel pump.

Watch this space.
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Old 08 May 2003, 15:53   #15
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Ah haaa! another one with a spurious 60ELPTO Mariner problem.
Do NOT say this too loud, someone might hear.....
Similar problem experienced with M60ELPTO a couple of years ago. Many,expensive, trips to "local" engineer, several large bills later, no joy.
Eventually found a trusted dealer who almost iommediately diagnosed a faulty fuel pump.
So the story goes,(Allegedly, I repeat Allegedly there was a batch that mariner knew about, and were less than 100%. Was this an urban myth?
Nealry got to the stage where mariner would be asked to pay a good faith amount of the replacement as engiine was just 2 months outside warranty.Anyway, new pump fitted, job done.
NOW have Mariner 60 4s Efi, good too.
Hope this helps.

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Info re pump was 99th hand!! and is possibly a myth. Have very good things to say about Marier and Barrus.
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Cheers David,

I was thinking along the same lines if the service kit does not work. My engine is a 2000 model - seems about right
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Yup, seems about right.
One lesson I have learned is....get an auxilliary.
I have a "get out of s**t unit that will see me to land as long as I dont have to contend with big tide races. Then again if all is in the wrong direction I can call for a pint of the balckstuff in Eire!!
Good luck/bon chance/pob hwyl with the engine.
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