Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

3.0 Volvo Penta GLP-E Carb leaking gas but hard to tell if…

Customer Question
3.0 Volvo Penta GLP-E Carb...
3.0 Volvo Penta GLP-E Carb leaking gas but hard to tell if from Gasket. This weekend rpm over 4000 for about 5 minutes at 20mph and then dropped to 3200. don't understand that. New plugs and otherwise runs fine
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Boat
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Small leak but gas smell certainly noticeable. Also shop towel will pick up fuel when rubbed under carb..Maybe about 6-10 drops after 10 minutes of running
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
just a guess maybe a little more
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
no leak at fuel connection
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
did have 1 backfire 2 weeks ago when starting. Must go but will look for email response thank you
Answered in 58 minutes by:
6/8/2015
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Jason
Jason, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 18,217
Experience: Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
Verified
Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
The carb needs at least a new base gasket. When that leaks (and it is leaking) if there was nothing else wrong with the engine that by itself would cause problems. What kind of questions did you have about this?
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a marine mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dominick Your Own Question
Dominick
Dominick
Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 1,009
1,009 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Dominick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

704 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

18,217 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,264 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,729 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Boat Questions
Motor runs great on muffs in water bogs down on power up
motor runs great on muffs in water bogs down on power up done everything but ing. … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI with 230 hours. The last
I have a 2003 Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI with 230 hours. The last couple of times out I periodically hear a high pitched whining with a corresponding loss of power. idling or very low speeds seem to be ok, b… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
18,217 satisfied customers
James, I have a 4.3 GL volvo penta that emits a popping
Hello James, I have a 4.3 GL volvo penta that emits a popping sound at high rpm. Another way to reproduce misfiring at 4000 rpm is to turn on the exhaust blower or lights, which causes the engine to l… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
1995 Johnson 115 starts and runs good on muffs but in the
1995 Johnson 115 starts and runs good on muffs but in the water will not get above 3200 rpm. I have changed fuel filter and the dreaded gray fuel lines but still the same problem. Whats next?… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,729 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 volvo penta 4.3 18 ft runabout, 5 gals fresh
i have a 2000 volvo penta 4.3 18 ft runabout, 5 gals fresh gas with heet mixed in , run across the lake maybe 5 mins at 3/4 throttle suddenly dies out sputters backfires , races even in nuetral, somet… read more
Abiorca
Abiorca
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,768 satisfied customers
my volvo penta 3.0 carbureted stern drive loses power and stalls
my volvo penta 3.0 carbureted stern drive loses power and stalls at cruising speed. it will restart but will not accelerate smoothly It feels like the fuel supply cuts off.… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
Just picked up a cruiser, Chysler marine with a Volvo-Penta
Just picked up a cruiser, Chysler marine with a Volvo-Penta engine (sterndrive) it is an in-line 6 cyl, 3 carburators. When trying to start it, it revs but no fire??? or fuel problem?? after a while, … read more
Jeremy R
Jeremy R
1,069 satisfied customers
I have a 1998 Glastron SE 175 V-6 190 HP Volvo Penta. When
I have a 1998 Glastron SE 175 V-6 190 HP Volvo Penta. When cold it starts fine, when it is hot and restarted in a few minutes it runs fine. However when you get the motor hot and turn it off for about… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,476 satisfied customers
I have a 1986 21.5 foot bayliner Bowrider. Purchased 3 years
I have a 1986 21.5 foot bayliner Bowrider. Purchased 3 years ago with a volvo penta GM 305 with rochester quadrajet. The secondaries would never fire. Due to a new boater right of passage I had to rep… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,264 satisfied customers
I recently purchased a Cobalt 190 with a Volvo Penta 5.0 GL
I recently purchased a Cobalt 190 with a Volvo Penta 5.0 GL (2 barrel Carbarator). It was 10 years old with a total of 40 hours. After using it ~ 20 hours more, it has developed issues. Sometimes it d… read more
Jeremy R
Jeremy R
1,069 satisfied customers
I have a Chapparral boat with a 5.0GXI-E Volvo Penta engine.
I have a Chapparral boat with a 5.0GXI-E Volvo Penta engine. When I try to start the engine it tries to start any may run for a few seconds. I replaced the fuel filter and removed all the old fuel and… read more
Master Tech
Master Tech
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,167 satisfied customers
I just purchased a 1976 Glastron with volvo penta 280. First
I just purchased a 1976 Glastron with volvo penta 280. First trip today, started fine and idled well until I tried to put into neutral to then go into gear. Everytime the motor would stall. Did get go… read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
I have a 1990 volvo penta 4.3gl carb style engine, I am experiencing
I have a 1990 volvo penta 4.3gl carb style engine, I am experiencing progressively worstening misfire after running for a time a 3300 RPM. The engine starts perfectly and idles like a kitten but I sti… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
i have boat with a volvo penta chevy 454 7.4L engine I replaced
i have boat with a volvo penta chevy 454 7.4L engine I replaced spark plugs+ wires fuel filter but my boat will not plane its like the engine has no power… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,476 satisfied customers
I have a 1998 regal commodore 2750, volvo 7.4 GL 4bbl holley
I have a 1998 regal commodore 2750, volvo 7.4 GL 4bbl holley carb, 200 engine hours, volvo penta duo prop. Engine and power are fine below 4000 rpm. Above 4000 rpm the engine rpm drops and then tries … read more
Pappy&#039;s Sales and Service
Pappy's Sales and Service
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
586 satisfied customers
I have a Volvo Penta 5.8 FSI V8. When I start the engine it
I have a Volvo Penta 5.8 FSI V8. When I start the engine it smells of fuel. When motoring at approx 5-6 kts the smell is worse. Once onto the open sea I put the throttle fully forward and the boat doe… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
I need the order of my spark plugs on the cap 3.0 2003 volvo
I have a gasoline 3.0 volvo penta 2003 sterndrive and lost the order of spark plugs on the distributor cap please help thanks.… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
I have a pair of 5.7L Carb engines about 14 years old,start ...
I have a pair of 5.7L Carb engines about 14 years old,start and run fine at dock but after about 20 minutes under load will miss and backfire untill they stall. Will not start for another 15 min or so… read more
Wrenchtech
Wrenchtech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
616 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x