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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have two question. I have a 1996 225 evinrude that starts

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I have two question. I have a 1996 225 evinrude that starts up great Idols goods but when I gas on it to get it up on plan The check Engine alarm comes on then turns off but the light stays on. Boat still run good but if I get the rmp's up around 3800 while running the boat starts to surging and slowing me down????
Next was wondering if it's ok that motor sill pisses water after I kill motor! Will piss for like 2 mins
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Hello. My name is***** will be assisting you. The alarm is a fuel restriction alarm. This alarm will only come on when you throttle up hard and running at high rpms. Do this when the engine alarm comes on squeeze the primer bulb does the alarm go off? The surging is also indicative of a fuel starvation or fuel restriction. The other test you can do is run the engine on another fuel source like an auxiliary fuel tank.
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
The tell tale still flowing water is normal after shut down. That's just the water in the engine draining down.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Well just the other day my friend took it out said he couldn't get it on plan. He said he primed the bulb and he could get it up
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So I need a file pump?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Boat ran great last year! I change the bulb and inline filter and that's when It started
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Bulbs going the right way too! But filter is different from the one that was in it
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Not necessarily. If you have blockage in the fuel system it will do the same thing. Running the engine on the other fuel source will eliminate any fuel restriction. If the engine still does the same thing on the other fuel source then you have a fuel pump problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How do I run it on another system
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Disconnect the fuel line coming from the fuel tank at the primer bulb. Now get a gas can and a length of hose connect the hose to the primer bulb and stick the other end of the hose in the gas can. Secure the gas can run the boat. Post back with findings.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So it could be in my tank
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Correct. The tank over time will get debris collected in the tank. On the end of the pick up tube is a screen filter this filter will become restricted with the debris in the tank causing you issue. It could also be the anti- siphon valve or clogged fuel vent line. Old fuel lines can cause a restriction also due to the deterioration of the fuel line.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank u so much will let u know how it turns out. But it's a easy fix to change the filter on the end of line?
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
The tube that goes down into the fuel tank can be hard to get to on some boats. The tube has to be unscrewed from the top of the fuel tank and have enough room till pull the long tube out of the tank. So lets do the test first to be sure the tank is or isn't the problem.

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