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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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I own a Evinrude ficht 225 hp model year 2000, as i came

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I own a Evinrude ficht 225 hp model year 2000 , as i came into landing , engine cut out , it would restart , but as the last engine check light goes out engine dies , tried starting several times but same result
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still no reply
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, we are short handed during the holidays.

Did you try to reprime the engine with a primer bulb? Are you getting and of the Check lights when it stalls? Was it running well prior to this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dont understand your question , are you getting and of the checl lights when it stalls . Engine had been running fine prior , for a couple of hrs , about 1.5 hrs @ 4000 rpm and about 0.5 trolling @
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Idle speed
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have the Systems Check gauge with the 4 lights?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all four lights come on and do the engine check , but as the forth light goes out the engine cuts out , you can restart the engine , but the same result each time . Could Old fuel cause this issue ?
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

The lights should be illuminated then off before starting the engine.

Old gas is a definite possibility of not running. Have you checked for water in the fuel? Take a sample form the VST, the tank on the side of the motor with the fuel pump and see if you get any water.

Do you have an external fuel filter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have a external water filter , also all four lights are alluminated before engine is cranked , when engine starts and lights go out , when the last light goes out the engine also stops .
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

Dump the fuel filter and see if you get a lot of water.

The way the gauge works is when the key is turned on all 4 lights light then go out one at a time. This is the EMM in diagnostic mode.

When you turn the key to on, listen at the engine for the fuel pump to turn on. Does the pump turn on then stop?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
fuel pump runs and then stops when key is turned on , We fitted a new vapour seperator last season
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.

Pump should run with key ON. Do you have access to fuel injection gauges?

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