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#10955555 - 07/03/15 12:49 PM Hung out on Fork yesterday,
CrappieTX Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 609
Loc: Frisco, TX.
Went to Fork yesterday with my son, poor fella. Stopped at Thermocline first to pick up some new stuff.
Un-trailored the boat, squeezed the fuel bulb a couple of times and off we went. Ran across the lake for about 2 minutes and down went the engine, as if it ran out of gas. Started it in idle and it ran for another minute. Re-primed the bulb again and the engine ran fine for another minute. With the wind and not knowing the lake, engine trouble, trying to find brush piles and tree tops, it was miserable for both of us.
No crappie in the boat but we did tie to a stump and kick the skunk out of the boat with some channel kitties.
Question: Any clues on my engine trouble? Vent is clear, fuel pump is new, no trash in the filter. Bulb is not holding a prime. Engine runs fine when bulb is tight. I can feel the valve vibration in the bulb when I squeeze it but, it's as if, the engine is using the fuel in the bulb and not feeding fuel after that.
Thx in advance!
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#10955589 - 07/03/15 01:15 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2477
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Mine did that once, sucking air. Replaced the fuel line and bulb.

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#10955601 - 07/03/15 01:25 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3756
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: CropieTX
Went to Fork yesterday with my son, poor fella. Stopped at Thermocline first to pick up some new stuff.
Un-trailored the boat, squeezed the fuel bulb a couple of times and off we went. Ran across the lake for about 2 minutes and down went the engine, as if it ran out of gas. Started it in idle and it ran for another minute. Re-primed the bulb again and the engine ran fine for another minute. With the wind and not knowing the lake, engine trouble, trying to find brush piles and tree tops, it was miserable for both of us.
No crappie in the boat but we did tie to a stump and kick the skunk out of the boat with some channel kitties.
Question: Any clues on my engine trouble? Vent is clear, fuel pump is new, no trash in the filter. Bulb is not holding a prime. Engine runs fine when bulb is tight. I can feel the valve vibration in the bulb when I squeeze it but, it's as if, the engine is using the fuel in the bulb and not feeding fuel after that.
Thx in advance!
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#10955623 - 07/03/15 01:46 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
MoTex Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Allen Texas
Replace fuel line,some are double lined and it could have collapsed inside.

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#10955628 - 07/03/15 01:50 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
Rockdodger00 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 71
Loc: Coastal Bend
Glad I looked in on this post. I did not know that. Good luck on the repair.

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#10955751 - 07/03/15 03:28 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
SanteeSlabr Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/08/14
Posts: 57
Loc: Wichita Falls, Tx
Check the pickup line inside your tank. If you have a Moeller, they are known to break off. I pulled mine and replaced it with a metal pickup.

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#10956370 - 07/04/15 05:42 AM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
Reynolds Guide Service Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/18/01
Posts: 313
Loc: Ray Roberts
Originally Posted By: CropieTX
Went to Fork yesterday with my son, poor fella. Stopped at Thermocline first to pick up some new stuff.
Un-trailored the boat, squeezed the fuel bulb a couple of times and off we went. Ran across the lake for about 2 minutes and down went the engine, as if it ran out of gas. Started it in idle and it ran for another minute. Re-primed the bulb again and the engine ran fine for another minute. With the wind and not knowing the lake, engine trouble, trying to find brush piles and tree tops, it was miserable for both of us.
No crappie in the boat but we did tie to a stump and kick the skunk out of the boat with some channel kitties.
Question: Any clues on my engine trouble? Vent is clear, fuel pump is new, no trash in the filter. Bulb is not holding a prime. Engine runs fine when bulb is tight. I can feel the valve vibration in the bulb when I squeeze it but, it's as if, the engine is using the fuel in the bulb and not feeding fuel after that.
Thx in advance!


Had the same problem on my pontoon. Fuel line cracked at intake at gas tank. Sucking air. Replaced fuel line.

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#10956930 - 07/04/15 03:28 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: Reynolds Guide Service]
Snagone Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 29
Loc: East Texas
I have had the same problem on two different boats. Fuel line cracked, sucking air. Hope that is your problem as it is an easy fix.

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#10957733 - 07/05/15 11:26 AM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
Nic Jones Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/31/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Longview, Tx
Fuel Lines, and/or primer bulb could be a very common culprit. If you're running ethanol gas, that stuff is awful for rubber parts and seals.

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#10958004 - 07/05/15 03:59 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
spazm09 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1216
Loc: Dallas, Tx
If the above suggestions don't work, check the spark plugs and spark plug wires

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#10959434 - 07/06/15 11:31 AM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
James Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1537
Loc: east tawakoni, tx
More than likely you have a hole in your fuel pump bladder. If you pump bulb and engine runs fine.
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#10961016 - 07/07/15 07:39 AM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
CrappieTX Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 609
Loc: Frisco, TX.
If there was a hole in the fuel pump bladder, it wouldn't suck fuel from the bulb, right? Its sucking the fuel from the bulb and engine runs fine. I have to re-prime the bulb to keep it running. I did find a missing o-ring in my quick disconnect between engine and bulb. I think it was sucking air.


Edited by CropieTX (07/07/15 07:42 AM)
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#10961110 - 07/07/15 08:24 AM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
angus56 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 768
Loc: Gunter, TX
Had the same thing happen to me on Ray Bob a few years back. Boat would idle but nothing after that. Had a crack in the fuel bulb. Ever since then I carry an extra line and bulb in the boat. Make sure you put the bulb on the correct way look for the arrows since it only pumps one way.

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#10962558 - 07/07/15 08:03 PM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
James Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1537
Loc: east tawakoni, tx
It will still suck fuel but won't keep enough pressure to keep motor running. It's an easy fix and easy to check. Just giving my 15 plus years of boat mechanic knowledge.
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#10963095 - 07/08/15 07:32 AM Re: Hung out on Fork yesterday, [Re: CrappieTX]
CrappieTX Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 609
Loc: Frisco, TX.
Thanks guys, I will check the bladder just to be on the safe side. I'm going to replace the bulb just to make sure that's not the problem. Luckily for me the entire fuel line replacement and it's components are fairly cheap considering.
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