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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-11-2014

first time using boat this season had my first problem since I bought the motor

The first time I took my 2004 90hp etec out this season I put it in the water hit the key and it started right up. I went down the river maybe a half mile and when I went to give it throttle I got to about half way and it bogged out. Wouldn't start after that. I've hooked it to a hose at home and held the throttle a little while someone started it but as soon as I let it go to idle it shuts off and If I try revving it up it sounds like it's winterized like bogging out. Just bought new plugs and filter today anyone give me a little info or help please. My favorite fishing is coming up for tog fish and it's killing me to see it sit there. The guy at the marine store recommended buying seafoam to help clear any moisture and maybe help the injectors.please can someone help
Admiral
Posts: 8,500
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: first time using boat this season had my first problem since I bought the motor

Was the motor properly "winterized" before it was put into storage? Was a fuel stabilizer run through the motor and the boat's fuel tank.  It sounds like your situation may be fuel related either from a delivery problem or possibly varnish or debris in an injector or the electric fuel pump. Check a sample of the fuel for being stale or water-laden.

 

A dealer will have to check out the fuel system on the motor and check pressures and flow to make sure the motor is operating as it should.

 

 

 


"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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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-11-2014

Re: first time using boat this season had my first problem since I bought the motor

I'm in a wheelchair from a car wreck and my money is funny. Hopefully I pump good gas through it out the hose before it goes into the fuel system. And run some seafoam through it
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Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎03-28-2012

Re: first time using boat this season had my first problem since I bought the motor

I agree with BluewaterBill.

 

Sounds fuel related to me as well.  My guess would be a lack of fuel flow. Does the primer bulb get hard when you pump it up? 

 

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