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  1. #1
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    Miami, FL, USA
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    Default "Hello, I replaced the two

    "Hello,

    I replaced the two elbows on one of my engines after I got water in two cycinders. The engine ran fine for 3 hours, but yesterday, after running for one hour, the RPMs stateded going up and Down (crusing at 3100 RPMs) for about 3 minutes and then it eran fine. Any suggestions?"

  2. #2
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    Default Crud in the tank? Shared ta

    Crud in the tank?

    Shared tanks or dedicated tanks?

    Did you pull the manifolds off to change the elbows?

  3. #3
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    Default "Thanks, Dedicated tank. I

    "Thanks,

    Dedicated tank. I did not pull the manifolds as the mechanic told me that is was not needed (fresh water and sea water cooled). I was thinking of checking the fuel filters later today?"

  4. #4
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    Default "Changing the filters wouldn&#

    "Changing the filters wouldn't hurt.

    You can also check the vent line to the tank - make sure it is kink free, no low spots, and the fitting outside of the ull is clean. some styles are preferred for mud wasps and the like."

  5. #5
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    Default "Hi makomark, I drained the

    "Hi makomark,

    I drained the gas filter yesterday (the gas was a bit yellow not clear). I ran the boat and it ran well. Hopefully stays this way.

    Thanks for your help.
    MM"

  6. #6
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    Default "That yellow crap was a water/

    "That yellow crap was a water/ ethanol solution that does not like to burn. keep changing those separators, and you'd better add some conditioner (like Star Tron).

    Jeff"

  7. #7
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    Default "Jeff, Thanks. Do you reco

    "Jeff,

    Thanks. Do you recommend changing the filters or can I get away with just draining the gas out of the filter casing?

    MM"

  8. #8
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    Default Do both! Jeff

    Do both!

    Jeff

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