I need some help figuring out how to get the engine
Events that preceded the issue:
We were out one day going on engine
, it started losing RPMs and then stopped. Restarted it, it ran for 30 seconds and then stopped again. After another 2 tries called the tow (no wind
, which is why we were using the engine).
At the doc discovered that fuel tank
had slime and debris. Took out fuel tank
, got rid of old fuel
, cleaned it, replaced both fuel
filters, put fresh fuel, put everything back together.
Closed the water
intake valve, tried starting - won't start.
Tried to bleed air out of the fuel system - little pump
on the side of the engine didn't seem to work
or at least was taking forever. Tried to prime by lifting decompression valves and then start - turns, cranks, won't start.
Installed bulb type priming pump
before first filter. Pumps fuel great, bled air out of first filter, bled air from the second filter, bled air from injector banjo bolts (for fuel return).
Engine cranks and when I let go of the start button - it sounds like it is trying to run, but won't catch/stay running.
As i was trying to troubleshoot and figure out why it's not starting - noticed a few disconnected wires on the engine around alternator
(i didn't disconnect them). Not sure if these are spare connections for something else or if i disconnected them accidentally (i don't believe so, I'm fairly careful)).
I don't see any other connectors where these could have been connected to, they won't mate with each other (all appear to be female) and no other random wires/connections hanging unused.
Red with white stripe, comes out of a harness
This one is from the top of the alternator
Blue wire from the harness.