Took my Prout snowgoose out for its first extended trial on engine
. It was doing fine just around bay and at idle.
Iím going down canal
and get to bridge. Waiting for opening I throttled down to idle without going into neutral. When I Put it back up to 2500 rpm
to go through once it opens the engine
bogs down and almost dies. Anytime I put above 1500 rpm
it just goes down to idle.
. Spend night at city marina by bridge. Next morning going back I go though bridge and maybe 100 feet and again it goes to nothing. Iím able to limp along at 1100 rpm for at 1/4 mile then it starts chugging and dies. Then Iím able to go another 1/4 mile at dead slow. 1000 rpm but in gear
. Then it dies. Then no matter what I canít keep engine going for more than a minute at a time. No real headway. At this point check engine light comes on. I turn it off and get a tow from a friend back to marina.
Talk around everyone thinks bad gas.
Engine has very few hours on it but it sat for a year and a half before I bought it.
Before Trial running it I drained gas. Then filled it with new gas from marina with no ethanol. Then changed the oil
. Engine sounded great at idol running for extended periods of time before trial where it failed.
Today I went to buy new gas filters. It has to a water
separate gas filter between tank and engine and a fuel filter
in the engine. They had to order and I will pick up tomorrow along with new spark plugs.
Several suggested sea foam cleaner.
Do you Think these steps will fix it. If not what should I try.
It is fuel
Any help Or suggestions Welcome. Forgive typing errors Iím not good typing in my phone