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Old 30 May 2010, 14:42   #1
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Verado HELP please

As most will know, I am running twin 250 Verado's on a Parker Baltic.

Today was a fabulous day for business with full boats on our trips. Just as I was thinking that this was the turn around in fortunes that I desperately need, I get a call from the crew telling me that one of the engines keeps going into Safe Mode.

The skipper excellently managed to keep this issue well hidden from the customers and in challenging conditions completed the tour and got safely back.

At anything above 2000 rpm, the engine shakes llike it is on 5 cylinders and the smartcraft gives a warning about the fuel pump.

It being a Bank Holiday, I really cant afford to loose a days business, does anyone have thoughts on what this might be or know anyone who would be available tomorrow to trouble shoot?

Yours desperately Steve
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Old 31 May 2010, 04:57   #2
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As most will know, I am running twin 250 Verado's on a Parker Baltic.

Today was a fabulous day for business with full boats on our trips. Just as I was thinking that this was the turn around in fortunes that I desperately need, I get a call from the crew telling me that one of the engines keeps going into Safe Mode.

The skipper excellently managed to keep this issue well hidden from the customers and in challenging conditions completed the tour and got safely back.

At anything above 2000 rpm, the engine shakes llike it is on 5 cylinders and the smartcraft gives a warning about the fuel pump.

It being a Bank Holiday, I really cant afford to loose a days business, does anyone have thoughts on what this might be or know anyone who would be available tomorrow to trouble shoot?

Yours desperately Steve
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Old 31 May 2010, 11:47   #3
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Old 31 May 2010, 13:15   #4
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Steve - all I can do is cross fingers its a simple diagnosis & fix. Are you a commercial seastart member ?

Potentially an option for expertise on the end of the phone 24/7 & someone to come out to have a look ? Thats about the only thing I can suggest to help.

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Thanks Guys for info and support, as the pictures might show, on Friday I was unknowingly given 300lts of crap fuel, from a tank that had not been used for a year!!
When I stripped down the fuel filters, this is what I got out.
After much phoning around, the only person that would help was yet again RIBS Marine in Christurch who came in specially to get me the 4 filters. A drive over and we were on the water again by 1200. Then had four trips out with nearly full boat.
The positive outcome was the filters did there job and protected the fuel pump. Needless to say I am talking to the supplier of the fuel for compensation.
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Old 31 May 2010, 17:30   #7
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on Friday I was unknowingly given 300lts of crap fuel, from a tank that had not been used for a year!!
Wasn't one of the 3 main suppliers in Poole was it?
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Glad you found the problem. Do you filter the fuel as it enters the tank?
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Name and shame Steve. Don't want anyone else going to get their fuel from such sources. I guess you'll have to remove and replace the new filters as soon as you've used up the remainder of the tank. Get a spare set of filters just in case this happens again.
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Name and shame Steve. Don't want anyone else going to get their fuel from such sources. I guess you'll have to remove and replace the new filters as soon as you've used up the remainder of the tank. Get a spare set of filters just in case this happens again.
Yeah, please do even if it's by PM. I don't really want to get caught out by them-Poole is a regular haunt of mine.
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