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Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎03-01-2012

Re: Trying to find a Ficht Gremlin, 1999 E150FPLEEO

the wire that was connected wrong was a red with a black stripe that connects to the bottom of the metal plate on the PDP. 

 

She fired right up, and we let her run, turned it off, and restarted several times, and then....... she started doing the cank over, fire then die thing again.?

 

Gonna look at her again today, We'll take a look at the stator as well.

 

To recap,

 

 When we changed the regulator/rectifier originally a month ago, it ran perfect for a short time with the different one. Then it started the totally "dead" thing, with nothing from the key, no pump, cranking, etc.

 

Traced the wires, put the old regualtor/rectifier back on, hooked up the red/black wire to the plate on the PDP, and "bingo" the pump ran like it should for 10 seconds, and it started right up and ran really well until whatever is causing this "start then die" scenario it's doing now? it's just like right at the point she ignites, it turns off?

 

 

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Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎03-01-2012

Re: Trying to find a Ficht Gremlin, 1999 E150FPLEEO


@BluewaterBill wrote:

What wire was connected wrong?

 

The exhaust sensor tube only fine tunes the fuel mixture but it and the delay relay can affect starting of the motor.

 

If it runs and dies, monitor the system voltage and injector firing. Stator and regulator/rectifier affect that part of the circuit.


We put the original reg/rec on it yesterday and fixed that wire, and that was it.

 

As soon as I put it under load she quit, then started the original, crank, fire, and, die thing all over again.

 

we looked a the 2nd replacment rec/reg that quit and caused the "turn the key, and "nothing" scenario, and he noticed where a hot wire meted the plastic and "burnt" a stud on the unit.

 

He said it must have had bad contact and was arching and burning.

 

He replaced the stud after examining the internal soldering etc through the clear plastic panal with a mag glass.

 

we hooked it up with double nuts on each terminal plug, replaced the EMM, and turned the key.

 

Instantly, the guages lit, pump started, and do you know what?????.............She fired up and ran GREAT through all our tests etc, and I am a HAPPY MAN tonight!!

 

I would like to Thank You, Bill for letting me "pick your brain" ,as everything that was suggested led to a working motor today!!

 

 

 

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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Trying to find a Ficht Gremlin, 1999 E150FPLEEO

Congratulations on getting the old girl running again.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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