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I have a pair of crusader V8 engines and the boat loose power

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I have a pair of crusader V8 engines and the boat loose power at 2500 RPM
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. Is 1 engine giving you a lack of power or both? When was the last time the engines made full power? Have they been siting a long time? How old is the fuel. Are these carbureted or fuel injected engines.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
both, 1 year ago the problem started in June of last year. Siting time just over the winter this year and last year. I've own this boat for about 12 years and bring it out every year. Fuel injected engines
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I put about 50 gallons of gas in each tank last year with some gas treatment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also than 3 Marine Mechanic look at it last summer and after they worked on them same problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also under neutral the problem is not there just when it's under load or when the transmission is engaged
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Understood.
What kinds of questions do you have? What were you looking to do?
Did you want to do step by step troubleshooting. Or did you just want to talk about it, and have a conversation about the most likely causes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hopfully the cause and what steps to I need to take to fix the issue
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
because I don't want to go another summer with this issue
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
some people are telling me it could be electronic
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
We have to figure out what the issue is before we can work on any kind of fix. If you want to do some troubleshooting. Start by compression testing both engines first. If that looks good. Then run both engines off of another fuel supply. Portable style outboard tanks work well for this. Let me know what happens.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Keep me posted as to your results and we can continue. There are no time limits here so just post back when you have some results.
--Jason

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