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Mercruiser 4.3L fuel delivery problem

 
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kk_mommy



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Mercruiser 4.3L fuel delivery problem Reply with quote

I have a 2001 Maxum with a Mercruiser 4.3L engine. The boat hasn't been used in a few years due to military commitments and so I have now decided to get it up and running for the summer. I changed the oil/filter, new spark plugs, new fuel filter, drained and added new gas and I still can't get the engine to start. When I pour fuel straight into the carb she starts like a champ and wants to go. I have checked the fuel lines and the basket like filter in the lines. Everything is good except the fuel isnt getting to the carb. I'm hestitant to spend the $$$ on a new electric fuel pump if there might be something else causing this. Any help would be appreciated. I'm not an engine mechanic by trade, but not afraid to get my hands dirty and dig in to fix it. Thanks Gents...
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like the fuel pump is bad. When you are cranking the engine over, does the fuel pump come on? Check power to the fuel pump. If it has voltage going to it and does not run, change it out.
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