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Old 12 October 2005, 13:16   #11
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I was thinking of older carb engines - bloody efis get everywhere!!!

As to the fuel problem yes it IS still possible - I had a case where an engine would get enough fuel to run up to a certain power but then the pump couldn't deliver anymore due to a blockage. Come off the power again and it was fine!!!
That sounds plausible as if I put the hammer down hard it coughs and splutters, I can get it up to 3500RPM but only if I go easy. If i try to welly it too early I get the splutters again.
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Old 12 October 2005, 13:18   #12
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Hi Chris. Yeah, pretty much. As long as he takes it to a Merc agent they'll plug it in and it should diagnose the prob pretty quickly. The 5ltr EFI is quite new, less than 5 years. It kicks out about 260HP which is the same as my old 5.7 carb model which had a four barrel Holly. At full chat it was like pouring fuel out of a bucket. The EFI is more economical and more reliable. Shit in the carb was a constant problem. Getting one's arse over the air filter was awkward!!
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Old 12 October 2005, 13:23   #13
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Mike, If you are in the South there's a guy called Andy Judge of Marine Propulsion based in Southampton area. I used him for a mechanical survey once. He's pretty clued up and not crazy when writing out a bill. Talk the hind legs off a donkey though!
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Getting one's arse over the air filter was awkward!!
mollers, did it not have a porcelain dining table for curling one down in then?

Mike....seems best to get a merc guy to plug his box of wonders in and see what that comes back with
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The Ribtec patent "Shit in the carb" apparatus! It saves shoving ya' bum in the engine bay!!
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The Ribtec patent "Shit in the carb" apparatus! It saves shoving ya' bum in the engine bay!!
is that why your mrs said you have V8 branded on your bum from when you slipped one day?
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is that why your mrs said you have V8 branded on your bum from when you slipped one day?
And "Goodyear" on me nuts from the power steering belt!!!
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Mate of mine with a 5 litre carb engine says Dave at http://www.southwater.com/
was very helpful when he had a problem
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Mate of mine with a 5 litre carb engine says Dave at http://www.southwater.com/
was very helpful when he had a problem
The 5ltr carb model was a rare bird in this country. It must have been quite old. The more common in the UK were the 4.3ltr V6 Ford lump or the 5.7ltr V8 GM chevy lump which also appeared in virtually every muscle car ever built in the states. Incidently, the same GM lump is used by Mercruiser, Volvo and Yamaha. It's only the colour that varies.
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If it is injected then it's worth checking for air leaks.
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