View Full Version : Vapor lock---Burp your baby!

07-25-2010, 11:20 PM
I had a interesting thing happen Saturday. I went for a 20 minute ride and stopped by a friends dock. The boat sat for a hour and when I came back to leave the boat was running ruff, like on only a few cylinders.

I thought for a moment and then opened the fuel cap thinking that would let it breath. No change. Then I thought I would blow into the tank and create positive pressure for the fuel tank and so I blow and suddenly the tank Burped. The engine immediately began to run smooth. I have heard other talk about vaper lock but never a solution. Hopes this helps someone one day if it happens to you.


07-29-2010, 07:55 PM
That's a good suggestion. I've had a few times that this sluggishness happens to me too. I'll have to "burp" it and see if that helps.