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Old 08-04-2013, 11:47 AM
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Default Baja 272 w/ 502EFI won't spin over 4500rpm with Mirage Plus 23

Hi gang,

I'm hoping someone out there had a similar situation and can give some insight to my problem.

1995 Baja 272 with stock 502EFI
23p Mirage Plus
Totally stock boat

Trimmed out, wide open, 55 mph on GPS @ 4500rpm

It seems to run smoothly, no lag or miss. I did a tune up late last season because the wires were arcing.

Shouldn't I be able to turn 5k with this setup, or is it where it should be? I know it's not a 70mph boat, but I thought I would be able to get low to mid 60s.

Thanks!!

Bryan
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I had the same setup and light light, light on fuel I was turning 5100-5200 with a 23P at about 65 mph.
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check your fuel pressure i had a similiar problem with my old engine and it turned out to be pressure regulator how does it do coming on plane mine wouldnt get on plane for crap when i had my issues
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It come up on plane just fine. it doesn't seem to struggle at all, just lacks top end power. I'm at a total loss.
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How many hours are on the engine? There could be any number of issues. You really need to hook up a scan tool to be able to see what's going on when you run it. It could be a sensor not reading correctly, it could be going into detonation control and pulling out timing, the valve springs could be weak causing valve float, etc. etc.etc.
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I would be curious to see the boat on a dyno and compare to what the book says it should put out, this is not expensive to have done at a reputable marina.
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673 hours on the clock. I bought the boat last summer. I'm going to take it to Sutters this week to have it plugged into the computer.
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I would definitely be doing the top end with 673 hours.
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You did a tune up because the wires were ARCING?? I would change the cap, rotor ,plugs and check the timing if you haven't as they may be all fouled out IF it was that bad. Do a compression check while you are changing the plugs, you might have a few cylinders just along for the ride and if timing is retarded it might really need a timing chain and or distributor gear. When you did this tuneup did you have the cap off distributor, the 272 Bajas have a problem with water dripping directly on the distributor (rots inside) and coil when people come in and out of the boat swimming and this has caused a lot of problems on mine. The computer isn't going to tell you a whole lot as it doesn't have a 02 sensor or fuel pressure transducer, it will only show a few simple fault codes and they are rarely the cause of major loss of top speed, Smitty
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Also when setting the timing you should have the little plug in tool for the wire harness, it takes out the advance and then set your timing.
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