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What might cause an V-871 Detroit marine engine to sputter

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What might cause an V-871 Detroit marine engine to sputter and stall only at starting?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Noel Schembri replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will assist you. The problem you are describing seems to be due to a slight air leak in the fuel system that is getting the engine to sputter at starting. Check all the fuel lines starting from the fuel tank and make sure there are no leaks.

Noel

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