Mariner fuel problem
I have been having some probs the fuel supply to my Mariner 60 ELPTO engine the cause of which has, so far, eluded me.
At high speed running above 1500rpm there are no problems at all. However, after a period of say 30-45 mins low speed running below 1500rpm (i.e from harbour entrance to marina at 4 knots - speed limit of 8 knots in force but the boat does not like that speed) the engine will suddenly die. The cure is to pump the primer bulb (which is quite soft) to get fuel back to the engine. All is then OK. I have an under-deck tank with fuel filter in the consol.
I get the impression that the engine fuel pump is not happy at low revs but, before I go down that route, I thought I would ask if anyone else has had similar problems and if so, what was the cure. Are there non-return valves in the primer bulb which could have failed?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Peter (nick, nick) T
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