Will be launching soon, so started up the motor on the hard
, it is giving me a hard time!
Been super reliable all these years. Motor
has about 500 or so hours (hour meter died, but its a reasonable gestimate)
Somewhat cool out - about 50F or so
Symptoms: upon cranking (new, fully charged battery), little or no throttle (never needed any), engine
starts, a bit lumpy, for about 5 seconds. dies.
Cranking again, sounds like it wants to start, sputters, but doesn't catch. starter spins with gusto.
I am guessing it is getting fuel
, as there are puffs of black smoke time to time coming out. eventually, after a few minutes of attempts (maybe 10 tries) it catches and runs like its brand new.
Bled the fuel
lines - zero air comes out - just fuel.
Fuel is very clean - fuel from a high volume station, filtered when filling with mr funnel, electric lift pump
has a filter - racor
filters are brand new.
Unsure if the engine is at the age that the injectors need to be rebuilt/replaced.... or the fuel injector pump
is having gas pains... or something else (like fuel line mentioned on this post on this
Not a hint of any smoke after running, like the engine is brand new, after it gets going. Maybe it was borderline cold for it to start??