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I have a 2009-2010 Yamaha boat motor which has lost power

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I have a 2009-2010 Yamaha boat motor which has lost power due to unleaded ethanol gas
How do I repair it
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Your engine is designed to burn up to 10% ethanol fuel. Any more than that will degrade the fuel lines on the engine. You need to locate the cause of the power loss, do a compression test, then a spark out out test on all 4 cylinders. Compression should be close to 200 PSI with the throttle open. the spark should jump a 7/16" gap on a spark test tool.

If both of these are good test the fuel pressure on the engine. It should be over 34 PSI when you turn the key on and maintain it when the engine is running. If it does not, you will need to remove and open the VST on the engine to see if there is an issue with the high pressure fuel pump.

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