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norwalk21 posted 08-28-2000 08:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for norwalk21   Send Email to norwalk21  
Spent all weekend on my 1978 21' Outrage (w/ twin 1984 75 hp Evinrudes)Ran great all weekend. Topped off the tank on the way in. After fueling, one engine would not start. Went to my slip, second engine stalls. Now neither will start. I have proper mix in the tank. Could it possibly be the tank has sediment? I will check filters tonight. What should I be looking for?

Thanks-

wildeone posted 08-28-2000 08:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for wildeone  Send Email to wildeone     
Spent my weekend on my 1984 18 Outrage.
Fill the tank, coming out my engine stalled.
Got it going but kept acting as fuel pump was going. Finally kept it fast idleing and was off.
First time my tank had been close to empty so I just wrote it off as sediment kicked up during fueling. Although keep an eye on your fuel line in the splash well, mine is sometimes underwater and I will be replacing it this week.
bigz posted 08-28-2000 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
You both might want to think of draining or changing your external fuel filter -- internal fuel tanks are notorious for collecting water and small sediment --- just a thought might save you a tow home.

Tom

norwalk21 posted 08-28-2000 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for norwalk21  Send Email to norwalk21     
I had just replaced the fuel pump and filter on the starboard engine. That is the one that continued to run after filling tank, but stalled at the dock.

If it is water in the tank, is there a fix?

lhg posted 08-28-2000 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Norwalk21: If your tank was near empty, sounds like the oil went straight to the bottom of the tank and then got pumped into the engine fuel line. I had this happen on my 18 Outrage after filling an empty tank, and both engines died. Pulled off the fuel filter and it contained pure blue oil! Agitate your boat tank as best as possible, and get some good fuel into the lines & filter, then crank and choke the engines, with an advanced throttle setting, until they start. You'll get lots of blue smoke. Plugs may also have been fouled by the oil. After this experience, I now mix oil and gas using a big funnel as both go in together.
Peter posted 08-28-2000 09:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Do you have an external fuel filter/water separator installed for both engines? If not your engines could have sucked up some sediment and that sediment is now clogging the carburetor jets. You may need to have the jets cleaned.
norwalk21 posted 08-31-2000 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for norwalk21  Send Email to norwalk21     
Thanks to all. (2) OMC fuel filters in place, and problem solved!!!!

Thanks again-

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