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Old 10-15-2005, 09:06 AM
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Just want to share this info with anybody interested.

Engines with Holley carburetors especially.

I have seen more than once in boats that have seen much dry storage time that as soon as fuel pressure comes up, the accelerator pump leaks raw fuel causing an obvious hazard.

Get in the habit of checking your carbs after each start-up. The fix is easy and inexpensive, but the results could be disaster.

More than once I was forced to abort a sea trial that could have been tragic. If you don't know where on the engine I'm talking about, have somebody show you.

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Just want to share this info with anybody interested.

Engines with Holley carburetors especially.

I have seen more than once in boats that have seen much dry storage time that as soon as fuel pressure comes up, the accelerator pump leaks raw fuel causing an obvious hazard.

Get in the habit of checking your carbs after each start-up. The fix is easy and inexpensive, but the results could be disaster.

More than once I was forced to abort a sea trial that could have been tragic. If you don't know where on the engine I'm talking about, have somebody show you.

I care about you guys!

Very good advice to check every time. Gaskets also dry out if stored dry for any time. Use the newer more $$$ gaskets they are much better. Mine does not sit that long but I replace accelerator pump diaphragms at least every other year. Cheap insurance in my book. I also carry spares in tool kit. Don't forget those mechanical fuel pumps either.
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Good info Ed. Thanks for sharing with everybody .


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Thanks for caring Ed and sharing (now that's a warm and fuzzy )
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