Just bought 272 w/ 502 with, seemingly true, fresh build ( 6 hours showing on tach ) - I personally judge engine time by the ease of hose removal. These seem to come off easily.
Anyway.... Put a few hours on her, wanting to see what pops up on used boat. There seems to be a fuel issue. It falls off after a few min ( one or two ) of like 95% throttle. There is also a squeal like sound after these short runs. Kinda like a pulley chirp - like a dying bird, lol.
Then, yesterday, it won't stay running. It's starts and shuts itself off within 10 seconds. Now it will only turn over. Come to discovery the mechanical fuel pump, lift pump crapped out. Then to disassemble and
find " finger " on same pump wiped out, like the metal is smeared. Come
to discovery there is / was NO oil in raw water pump cam area that this pump runs off / mounts too.
Got that ordered as no one stocks anything in Orlando, Fl.
Question : Any thing else to check before simple fixes become projects
and have to wait for parts. I have had many a boat bigger and smaller etc. But our first Baja. We are still all about it just odd that the pump was completely dry and yet it ran for 5 hours plus over four uses.