yello...Just a farmer her with a fix it in the field mentality but aa thought or two.
I think the electric pump
is what we would call the lift
pump...basically makes sure there is an adequate supply fuel
to the mechanical injection pump. It is usually a box the size of a cigarette pack [+/-]. To check that you can turn it on, tick,tick..crack the fuel line and see if it is functioning...not a high pressure stream, just a dribble is about right.
The dying and bleeding is air getting into the system. We sailed from NY to Bermuda
on a delivery
. After several days of rough seas we had the same problem. Turned out the fuel tank
was made with a chopper gun and flakes of fiberglass
were getting wedged in the seat of the back flow ball on the top of the Racor. It is a simple system, fuel going toward the engine lifts the ball, if it tries to go in the reverse the ball will seat and prevent the back flow...small pieces of glass were preventing the seating.
pump is inexpensive..check it, if good move back to the Racor. Check all O-rings for air entry....take it apart and clean. You have a Gremlin but it doesn't sound serious, just a pain in the bilge