Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I've got an 05' four winns 238 vista...Has the ford 5.0 cobra…

Customer Question
I've got an 05' four...
I've got an 05' four winns 238 vista...Has the ford 5.0 cobra multi-port fuel injection engine...it runs 100% with no load on it..but after a few min at full throttle. .it starts to die..lose power...like its out of gas..i have to put it in neutral. .rev it a few times. .& it sounds good again...put it back in gear ..full throttle. .dies out again?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Boat
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Answered in 19 minutes by:
7/5/2015
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Tan
Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 11,426
Experience: 40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
Verified
Hello. My name is***** the engine on a different fuel source. We need to eliminate the boat side fuel system as a possible cause of your issue. This could be debris in the fuel tank, clogged fuel vent broken pick up tube or failing anti siphon valve. All you need is a gas can and some fuel hose for this test. Disconnect the fuel line (plug it) coming from the boats fuel system at the engine then connect you gas can and fuel line to the fuel connection on the engine run the boat. Does it run better or the same?
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I will try that when I get a free min this week
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok great I will be here all week. Just post back as you have been.
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

17,310 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,426 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
1988 bayliner 2250 5.7 cobra. Took a few mins to start but
1988 bayliner 2250 5.7 cobra. Took a few mins to start but when I finally got it started was out in the lake for a hour or more than went back to dock on it and not sure if it was in gear when shuttin… read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
Rigger, Diagnostician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
704 satisfied customers
I have a Four Winns 238 Vista 1998 with a 4.3i Volvo Penta
I have a Four Winns 238 Vista 1998 with a 4.3i Volvo Penta petrol engine which when I 1st bought it ran perfectly. Last year I experienced the engine was fine traveling at 4knots but as soon as you pu… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
I have a 1996 Four wins vista 258,one of the batteries shorted
I have a 1996 Four wins vista 258,one of the batteries shorted and blew all the fuses,after replacing them the engine would crank but not run in gear,now it wont start at all,I have been told the comp… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
11,426 satisfied customers
I have a Volvo Penta 5.7 GSI in a 2000 Four Winns: When I
I have a Volvo Penta 5.7 GSI in a 2000 Four Winns: When I start the motor, the RPMs immediately run to 3000RPM then dies down to like its going to die (eg RPMs below idle speed), then revs back up and… read more
Expert-Repair
Expert-Repair
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
Mercury 200 EFI: 200hp EFI. Running on plane approx. 4000
200hp EFI. Running on plane approx. 4000 rpm engine died. After re-start will not rev above idle and after 4-5 mins will die again. Re-started numerous times but still will not rev above idle. Water p… read more
Abiorca
Abiorca
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,768 satisfied customers
I HAVE A 94 FOUR WINNS 5.0 EFI COBRA OMC ENGINE MODEL COBRA
I HAVE A 94 FOUR WINNS 5.0 EFI COBRA OMC ENGINE MODEL COBRA /50FACPMD THE CONTROLS /COMPUTER THAT HANDLES THE FUEL INJECTION IS BURNT FOUR WINNS NO LONGER MAKES THEM IS THERE A AFTER MARKET UNIT THAT … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
sir I have a 2003 Four winns 298 Vista. The boat has two (2)
sir: I have a 2003 Four winns 298 Vista. The boat has two (2) Volvo Penta engines 5.0 GXI-C. Both engins start up normal. After 30 mins. at low speed one engin loses power, sometimes the starbord some… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Hi again, its Brett in las vegas, nv with the 1992 four winns
Hi again, its Brett in las vegas, nv with the 1992 four winns 190h with cobra 5.0 litre. about the shifter cable and interupter again. everything works great and then when I go into reverse the motor … read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
I have a four winns fling, unsure of year, that will not start.
I have a four winns fling, unsure of year, that will not start. Has spark on 3 cylinders( its a 4 cylinder). How do you check for coil power and where is a good point to check for the oil injection an… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
11,426 satisfied customers
Hi I have a 1999 four winns vista 238 fitted with 5.0 gi Volvo
Hi I have a 1999 four winns vista 238 fitted with 5.0 gi Volvo penta petrol engine the problem is overheating. When I run the boat at 5 knots to leave the marina after 3 minutes the gauge is in the re… read more
shane j forrest
shane j forrest
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
270 satisfied customers
I have an 8.1L Volvo Penta motor with what I believe is a fuel
I have an 8.1L Volvo Penta motor with what I believe is a fuel problem. It is fuel injected and I have replaced the fuel pumps, put new plugs in it, etc. I can not get that motor to run at more than 3… read more
Jeremy R
Jeremy R
1,069 satisfied customers
I have a 1994 Four Winns 27 8 Vista with twin 5.0 Litre Fords
I have a 1994 Four Winns 27"8 Vista with twin 5.0 Litre Fords with Cobra outdrives . I have experienced for the past two summers an electrical issue which my marine mechanic has looked at and cannot e… read more
gearheadII
gearheadII
Bachelor's Degree
138 satisfied customers
Ive got a 1995 Wellcraft 5.0 Volvo Penta fuel injected boat
I've got a 1995 Wellcraft 5.0 Volvo Penta fuel injected boat that is having some problems. First, when you crank up the boat the forward, neutral, and reverse control lever goes forward all the time. … read more
briggs archer
briggs archer
master marine mechanic
Associate Degree
374 satisfied customers
I have a 1993 four winns vista 245 with a Cobra OMC 5.7 engine.
I have a 1993 four winns vista 245 with a Cobra OMC 5.7 engine. I started the engine and as it was idling I noticed that some of the electronics began to stop functioning such as the GPS/fishfinder an… read more
briggs archer
briggs archer
master marine mechanic
Associate Degree
374 satisfied customers
i have a johnson 130 with 4 carbs..the problem i have is when
i have a johnson 130 with 4 carbs..the problem i have is when the motor is hot and i let it sit for about 30 mins and put it in gear it dies. it starts fine, and when in neutral and i rev it, its fine… read more
Jeremy R
Jeremy R
1,069 satisfied customers
1998 four winns H18 4.3 V6. cobra I drove yesterday for
1998 four winns H18 4.3 V6. cobra I drove yesterday for about 2 hours going very easy. went 20 mph for maybe 10 min. most of the time around 5 mph. stopped for half hour. went to restart and stalled. … read more
ROCKET
ROCKET
MASTER CERTIFIED TECH
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
426 satisfied customers
I have a 1998 four winns horizon 180 RS with the 5.0L volvo
I have a 1998 four winns horizon 180 RS with the 5.0L volvo engine. The problem I am having is that I am having problems starting and idling in neutral. I pump the throttle forward a couple times, i d… read more
ROCKET
ROCKET
MASTER CERTIFIED TECH
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
426 satisfied customers
four winns 268 vista, year 2000 7.4GSI DP-S STERN DRIVE WHEN
four winns 268 vista, year 2000 7.4GSI DP-S STERN DRIVE WHEN i TURN THE STEERING WHEEL in nuetral or fwd or rev I hear and feel a vibrating sound as I increase my speed if I make a slight turn the vib… read more
Pappy&#039;s Sales and Service
Pappy's Sales and Service
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
586 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