Went out for a sail yesterday and was motoring in when the engine
RPMs dropped and the engine
just stopped. Once we sailed onto a mooring
, I checked the Racor
first and the bowl was empty. There was still fuel
in the tank.
This morning, I took the fuel
line off the pickup tube on the tank, hooked up my priming bulb and could not pump any fuel out. I removed the pickup tube from the tank and discovered it wasn't as long as I had thought, so it appears I did "run out" of fuel even though there was still about a gallon in the bottom. I filled the tank with fresh diesel
, primed it with the bulb until it came out of the bleed valve and closed it. Tried to start it back up and it will turn over a couple of times but it won't run. I checked the Racor
and the fuel filter
on the engine and both are spotless. I can get a bunch of fuel out of the bleed valve and some comes out of the injectors if I crack them open a bit.
I'm kind of perplexed here, any ideas??