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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Default Years of reading the forums pays off

    Finally got my new boat out on the water for more than 5 minutes. Took a ride for about 20 minutes and came back to the dock. An hour later I get in the boat to trailer it. Turn the key, starts, sputters and dies. It just wouldn't start after that no matter what I did. The father in law, ex mechanic, listens to it and say "sounds like it's not getting gas". The light bulb on top of my head turns on. Take a look at the engine and I pour a bit of lake water on the fuel rails. Try to start it again and it fires, but starts running rough and dies after 10 or 20 seconds. Now I'm sure I know whats wrong. I follow the supply line to the fuel pump, get some lake water and pour it on the pump. I turn the key and, like magic, the motor starts and runs as smooth as it ever did. Problem solved.

    Thanks to years of going through the various problems and solutions people have posted, I remembered that some of you have had "vapor lock" issues and a little bit of cool water resolved your issues.
    past---------------2003 Outback SOLD
    present------------2006 Supra Launch 21V


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    s.e. washington state


    It could also be magic water. You are from the land of sky blue waters. I'm glad our troubles was your fix.
    1998 Mobius
    310 HP PCM

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Irondequoit Bay, NY


    booom JACK haha
    2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
    Rockford fasgate cabins
    Rockford fasgate 500w amp (cabin) and a kenwood HU (kmr700u)
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    Polk 10in sub (2)
    Polk P330 amp (subs)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Hannibal, MO


    Sorry to hear about it! I too have been dealing with the issue and used this forum (while on the water) to get back underway. My boat is currently on the way back from the dealership after having Indmar's additional boost pump installed. I'm taking it out tonight to test everything out. I'll let you know how it does.
    07 22SSV -- Wetsounds!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Sugar Land, TX


    I've never had the issue, but should it arise where exactly do you pour cold water? Admittedly I've never looked for the fuel pump.
    Current: 2010 LSV
    Previous: 2007 Outback

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Katy, TX


    Quote Originally Posted by TL7 View Post
    I've never had the issue, but should it arise where exactly do you pour cold water? Admittedly I've never looked for the fuel pump.
    Taft, your fuel pump should be located in the actual fuel tank so the fuel on board should keep it cool and prevent you from having this problem. I think this was mainly an issue on the 07 and older boats, my 08 has a fuel tank mounted pump and it doesnt get much hotter than the Texas summer and I never have an issue with this.

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