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    Default 283 engine stalls in reverse

    I am a new CC owner. Boat is a 1964 SuperSport with original 283 engine. When clutched in to reverse engine will cut out at low rpms. If I rev the engine in reverse it won’t stall, only at low rpms. Once it stalls it is difficult to start, but after some starts right up again. Getting tired from f rowing to the dock! Any ideas?

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    Default Re: 283 engine stalls in reverse

    Quote Originally Posted by forando21 View Post
    I am a new CC owner. Boat is a 1964 SuperSport with original 283 engine. When clutched in to reverse engine will cut out at low rpms. If I rev the engine in reverse it won’t stall, only at low rpms. Once it stalls it is difficult to start, but after some starts right up again. Getting tired from f rowing to the dock! Any ideas?
    What is your idle RPM set to? Which drive? Volvo or Merc?
    Capt Bob
    1969 23ft ChrisCraft Lancer
    Merc 5.7L 260HP/ Volvo 280

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    Default Re: 283 engine stalls in reverse

    Quote Originally Posted by sandkicker View Post
    What is your idle RPM set to? Which drive? Volvo or Merc?
    It idles at about 1000 rpms. I think it is a Merc drive.

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    Default Re: 283 engine stalls in reverse

    Quote Originally Posted by forando21 View Post
    It idles at about 1000 rpms. I think it is a Merc drive.
    Idle sounds high.... You will get better responses if you post this to the Mercruiser forum.
    Capt Bob
    1969 23ft ChrisCraft Lancer
    Merc 5.7L 260HP/ Volvo 280

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