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samote posted 07-18-2006 06:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for samote   Send Email to samote  
I have a 1994 rage with the 115 omc. I also have problems starting it. It seemed that the carb was not getting gas, so I installed a pump bulb to the fuel line and it made starting it much easier. I was wondering if installing an electric fuel pump would help with my dilemma. if anyone has resolved this problem or can suggest a fix! it would be greatly appreciated
high sierra posted 07-21-2006 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Samote, I installed a electric fuel pump in my last boat because it was to far back to squeeze the bulb when water was splashing over the transom. I used a momentary switch, spring loaded to go back to the off position when I took my finger off it. Worked great. Never had to squeeze the bulb. 100% improvement. high sierra
where2 posted 07-22-2006 09:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
I own boat a 15_Sport and a 15_Rage. Both boats prefer to have their fuel primer bulbs squeezed prior to starting. I once spent 5 minutes trying to start my rage because I forgot to squeeze the primer bulb.

There should be a bulb on the fuel line and on the oil line. You should squeeze the oil bulb first until it is stiff (mine never squeezes much more than once, if that), then squeeze the fuel primer bulb until it becomes stiff (usually 4-6 squeezes on mine).

On an "inboard" boat, I would Not advise installing an accessory fuel pump. The Rage is considered an inboard, which explains why its fuel pump is mounted inside a metal can. You really should stick your nose in the engine compartment before you hit the starter switch. You should also use the bilge blower...

high sierra posted 07-22-2006 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
I should have said my pump was on an outboard. I would heed the advice of where2 on your boat. high sierra

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