Engine Bogging and Dying
Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:09 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:57 PM
I'm having a problem with my 1997 Seadoo Challenger. I just had it serviced for the summer, and my mechanic told me that the right engine wouldn't start, and he figured it was the carbs. It cost me $500. The mechanic told me the the carbs were filthy, and had some powdered residue on them. I thought this fixed the problem. But I went out today for the first time, and I could hardly get the right engine past 3000rpm, and the thing would bog on me and die. It did fire up once, and I had really good speed going, but the engine still sounded like it was chugging, trying to get fuel. Then I shut the engines down again, and the same thing happened, I couldn't get it past 3000rpms. I don't know much about boats or engines. I'm looking for someone's opinion. The port side engine was purring fine, but was having a heck of a time with the starboard.
If your mechanic cleaned the carbs, then I would assume he cleaned the filter inside it, but I would check the fuel filter running from the gas tank to the engine. It may be dirty. I would also check the rave valves. Those gum up and do not operate as they should over time. Those are both things that need to be serviced regularly.
Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:29 AM
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