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Old    tomekrys            05-13-2006, 2:10 PM Reply   
Ran the boat last week. Started up no problem. Come this week and go to the marina and replaced the battery, checked for spark and for fuel going into the carb but it just would not start. I am not sure if I just flooded the boat or if water got in the system or separated out over a week. What suggestions do you guys have? I am letting it air out so if its flooded tomorrow should probably start right up. I'm thinking dump the fuel/water separator and replace it and maybe rock the boat so the gas tank mixes. No clue
Old     (billyjodonjimbo)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-13-2006, 2:19 PM Reply   
I used to always have this problem with my outboard. Typical fix was to replace the fuel filter. Simple and easy enough.
Old    tomekrys            05-13-2006, 3:18 PM Reply   
Can I add that fuel stabilize stuff to help rid some of the water problems or is it too late at this point?
Old     (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-13-2006, 4:27 PM Reply   
If its a Yamaha outboard 4 stroke.
your in for some fun! More than likely you have debris in the carbs/float bowls or jets.
probably going to have to come apart and be cleaned.
replace water/separator and try to add stabilizer?
Good luck
Old     (rodmcinnis)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-15-2006, 11:47 AM Reply   
Water and gas don't mix so settling that it is going to do will happen in a few seconds after the shaking stops.

Debris is another matter. It can settle to the bottom and sit there until shaken, then take a long time to settle. But if that was the problem I would have expected the boat to start okay and then develope problems as you ran, not fail to start after sitting.

If you managed to flood it while attempting to start you should just leave the throttle open wide for a few minutes and try again.

If you have any reason to suspect the gas then definately check the fuel/water separator. If your separator is the type that will allow removal of the "bowl" without dumping the contents then remove it and inspect before you toss the contents. If there is water in it you should be able to clearly see it.

If you have to drain the filter before you remove it then try to catch the contents in a glass jar for inspection. Water will be sitting at the bottom. The gas should be all one color with no debris floating in it.


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