Originally Posted by Bobcat
Below are some checks suggested by Tech Support which might be of interest to others or worthy of further discussion.
1. Check Stop Solenoid is OK ie lever free and button/key working (no need to start engine).
2. Check Loop in the hose up to the fuel lift
pump which prevents 'drain down'.
(Drain Down necessitates bleeding fuel each time if engine left unused for long time)
3. If Fuel Contamination suspected take supply direct from a clean container to lift
4. Re Bleed from fuel tank to injector pump
and injectors if necessary and try again.
5. Check if Injector Pump
Spring has broken possibly due to corrosion
Seems I have been a bit unlucky or not learned the lessons of last year! Similar problem this year after long period of not running the engine and I hope to get the boat back in the water
soon. No pressure/resistance when hand priming the lift pump, possibly due to lack of a 'loop' to ensure the lift pump is kept well primed when not in use! Maybe even the cam is in the wrong position and engine must be turned.
However, (more humble pie required here) it could be the secondary fuel filter which was cleverly disguised with red paint
(like the rest of the engine) and in a different position to any picture or drawing I have seen so far. Maybe that is because the engine is older (Sept 2004) and the filter has been moved to a different position on the newer models.
Since the secondary filter cannot have been changed since new (still painted red) that could well be the problem. Although only about 100hrs on the clock, it is such a long time that it is going to be very difficult to get that filter off without breaking something. Any ideas very welcome. In the meantime, I shall check the loop in the fuel hose is high enough and consider an outboard
type finger pump between the two filters to make bleeding the system quicker and easier.