My 2006 Fischer Panda
(Farryman) 4200 wonít start. I appreciate and help regarding troubleshooting this. Iím on the hook outside Boot Key Harbor.
Background. Purchased the boat
a little over 18 months ago with just over 100 hours showing on the generator
. I have been running it monthly when at home base for 45-60 mins a month with load (battery charger
, water heater
, a/c). Done all the regular maintenance
. Itís always run fine, although a little slow to start, usually taking two attempts on the starter button.
We left Hilton Head
early November and have been running it 2-3 hours every 2-3 days depending on weather
and main engine
run time. Itís been running fine.
Two days ago it simply would not start. Fuel pump
is running and I verified fuel
at the bleed nut on the solenoid so I know the solenoid is working. I can also hear and feel the solenoid click on start. Engine
is cranking over, start battery
is fully charged. The two relays and 25A fuse are fine. No water
in the oil
. There is a sort of grinding noise
when cranking, which is normal and I believe is the injector pump
(described in the Farryman manual as a ďgratingĒ sound.
I even pulled the valve cover off and eyeballed it, staked both valves neither are stuck.
The only difference is the sound on cranking is slightly different. Possibly itís cranking slower, hard to tell. The injector pump
and fuel pump
sound are the same, but thereís a sort of ďlugĒ sound missing. Hard to describe. Previously when cranking it would go ďlugÖ.lugÖ..lug lug lugĒ then run. Now it just cranks without the lug sound.
Any pointers please. My next step is to pull the cylinder head
, which Iím loathe to do without proper tools while at anchor