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I have a mercruiser 5.7 with alpha 1 leg 50.1, when I put

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JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: I have a mercruiser 5.7 with alpha 1 leg 50.1
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Customer: when I put the boat into gear the prop seems to slow the engine too much I have to have the engine ticking over at 1600 rpm and even at that if I don't rev a little after selecting gear the boat will stall
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.

Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

All Mercrusiers are cataloged by serial number, can I get that number so I can run it and look up and see exactly which version of the 5.7 you have.

Next, what is the history on this engine? Have you ever seen it run correctly, or make full power under a load personally?

How old is the fuel?

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