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Old 09-24-2017, 05:44 PM
Joe Reeves Joe Reeves is offline
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Originally Posted by 1986 Newport View Post
So it ran great at the lake with 50% air in filter until I parked for an hour or so on an island. Did a one squeaze prime and started, went to takeoff and the filter went dry, happend once more at the next bridge I accelerated from. I plugged in my aux tank and it did the same thing. So I am able to stay on the water but still not good.....
That proves that your setup has the engine running normally as long as it stays running... BUT... when you shut it down to fish, whatever, for some length of time... in all probability the fuel is siphoning backwards into the fuel tank. The following is taken from my database and best explains the issue.

(Fuel Anti Siphon Valve)
(J. Reeves)

Many of the later OMC V/6 engines incorporate a fuel restriction warning via a vacuum device attached to the powerhead. If the engine overheats, or if you have a fuel restriction, the warning is the same.... a steady constant beep.

NOTE... Only the V/6 & V/8 engines have the above "Fuel Restriction Warning". The warning horn will not sound on the other models.

The fact that a engine is not overheating, but the warning horn sounds off with a constant steady beep, and that the rpms drop drastically would indicate that the engine is starving for fuel due to a fuel restriction. Check the built in fuel tank where the rubber fuel line attaches to the tank fitting. That fitting is in all probability a "Anti Siphon" valve which is notorious for sticking in a semi closed position. It will be aluminum, about 2" long, and the insides of it will consist of a spring, a ball, and a ball seat. If this valve exists, remove it, knock out those inner components which will convert it to a straight through fitting, then re-install it. Hopefully that cures the problem.

The above procedure will cure a restriction problem with the anti siphon valve as stated. BUT, it may also allow fuel to drain backwards to the fuel tank when the engine is not running (siphoning backwards) due to the fact that the carburetors/fuel pump etc are higher than the fuel tank. This condition is not an absolute as the valves in the fuel primer bulb usually prevent this backwards siphoning problem. However.... if this does take place, the cure would be to install a new anti siphon valve.

NOTE: There has been cases when the output valve in the fuel primer bulb would come apart, and the inner portion of the valve would actually reverse itself and be drawn back into the primer bulb's output valve body. This in effect would create a shut off valve and result in a fuel restriction. If this is the case, you should be able to feel something laying in the bottom of the primer bulb when held horizontally.

Let us know what you find.

Last edited by Joe Reeves; 09-24-2017 at 05:46 PM.
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