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96 Tigershark 650 starts, accelerates briefly, dies

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96 Tigershark 650 starts, accelerates briefly, dies
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Tigershark 600
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

Hi Neil, my name is Kenny

I need you to help me narrow this down, we have to figure out if its an electrical issue or fuel related.

So when the unit quits, does it start right back up and then continues to die ?

Has this unit been sitting, when was the last time used ?

Is this unit a Monte Carlo 640 ?

Thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
been sitting over the Winter, but was acting similar when put away last fall. Start, accelerate briefly, then die.Yes, is a Monte Carlo.Neil(###) ###-####
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

So it will restart right away after it dies ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
re-starts then dies right away.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

OK Neil we need to narrow this down, based on your description I would lean towards electrical, lets say that if its a fuel issue (starvation) it would likely be hard to start on a re-start.

Will it do this out of the water ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Seemed to start ok out of water, but only ran it for 10 seconds.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

Would you happen to have timing light ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No timing light.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

Do you have a Harbor Freight tool store close to you ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

I would really like to make sure that the spark is dying as it quits, if you want to swing in to Harbor and pick up a spark tester I think at this point it would take some of the guess work out of it ?

http://www.harborfreight.com/90-inline-ignition-spark-checker-69023.html

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Got the ignition spark checker & 2 spark plugs, will check it Fri.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 5 months ago.

OK good !

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