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Old 09 August 2011, 02:04   #11
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I've been starting the engine to warm up relatively easily, then tilting up to wheel the SIB (QS 340) and engine to launch ramp down the road, after tilting down I then find it difficult to restart again...
Can anyone tell me what problem the tilting is causing and whether I should re-choke or not to get going asap...I've had it run for a short time as I slowly reverse out, then conk out again once out in the bay... can be an embarassing pain in the ass.
After a while I have eventually got going (knacked!) and not then had a problem once warmed up, so I don't think there is any real issue with the engine as it CAN run ok...
Any clues?...
Cheers folks!
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my guess is that tilting the engine is causing fuel to syphon back into the tank, leaving just a small amount in the carbs for it to run briefly, but causing an air pocket in the pump - which only works with fuel in it!
next time, once youve lowered your engine into the water re prime it until the builb is rock hard. i am certain this is what is causing my problems as repriming seems to sort it for me.
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Old 17 August 2011, 06:03   #12
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I've been starting the engine to warm up relatively easily, then tilting up to wheel the SIB and engine to launch ramp down the road, ...............
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Err, no mention of muffs or a barrel. You weren't warming up with no water were you? (!?)

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Old 17 August 2011, 08:51   #13
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Err, no mention of muffs or a barrel. You weren't warming up with no water were you? (!?)

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