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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 11077
Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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When I put throttle in reverse ruffle my motor would

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Hello, when I put throttle in reverse ruffle my motor would stole and Gage's would freeze in place for a minute and I would be able to restart the a fine. I'm new boater and have knowledge. Txs
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello Paul. My name is***** get the make, model and serial number of the engine you are working on please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have serial num. it's Volvo Prnta 5.7 GI.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Is that a Gi or GL? There will be more letters after the last letter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not on the boat if serial num is important I can send it later
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
I need more info on the model number. Here are all the Gi's? 5.7Gi-300-J, 5.7Gi-300-JF, 5.7OSi-300-J, 5.7OSi-300-JF, 5.7GXi-J, 5.7GXi-JF, 5.7OSXi-J, 5.7OSXi-JF, 5.7Gi-300-N, 5.7GXi-N5.7Gi-300-P, 5.7GXi-P5.7Gi-300-R, 5.7GXi-320-R5.7Gi-C, 5.7Gi-CF, 5.7Gi-D, 5.7Gi-DF, 5.7GiI-C, 5.7GiI-D, 5.7GXi-D, 5.7GXi-DF, 5.7GXi-E, 5.7GXi-EF, 5.7GXiI-D, 5.7GXiI-E, 5.7OSi-B, 5.7OSi-BF, 5.7OSi-C, 5.7OSi-CF, 5.7OSXi-B, 5.7OSXi-BF, 5.7OSXi-C, 5.7OSXi-CF5.7Gi-E, 5.7Gi-EF, 5.7GiI-E, 5.7GXi-F, 5.7GXi-FF, 5.7GXiI-F, 5.7OSi-D, 5.7OSi-DF, 5.7OSXi-D, 5.7OSXi-DF5.7Gi-F, 5.7Gi-FF, 5.7GXi-G, 5.7GXi-GF, 5.7OSi-E, 5.7OSi-EF, 5.7OSXi-E, 5.7OSXi-EF5.7Gi-G, 5.7Gi-GF, 5.7GXi-H, 5.7GXi-HF, 5.7OSi-G, 5.7OSi-GF, 5.7OSXi-G, 5.7OSXi-GF5.7GiC-300-J, 5.7GiC-300-JF, 5.7GXiC-J, 5.7GXiC-JF5.7GiC-300-P, 5.7GXiC-P5.7GiC-300-R, 5.7GXiC-320-R5.7GiCE-300-J, 5.7GiCE-300-JF, 5.7GXiCE-J, 5.7GXiCE-JF, 5.7GiCE-300-M, 5.7GiCE-300-MF, 5.7GXiCE-M, 5.7GXiCE-MF5.7GiCE-300-P, 5.7GXiCE-P5.7GiCE-300-R, 5.7GXiCE-320-R5.7GiE-300-J, 5.7GiE-300-JF, 5.7GXiE-J, 5.7GXiE-JF, 5.7OSiE-300-J, 5.7OSiE-300-JF, 5.7OSXiE-J, 5.7OSXiE-JF, 5.7GiE-300-K, 5.7GiE-300-KF, 5.7GXiE-K, 5.7GXiE-KF, 5.7GiE-300-M, 5.7GiE-300-MF, 5.7GXiE-M, 5.7GXiE-MF, 5.7GXiE-N, 5.7GiE-300-N5.7GiE-300-P, 5.7GXiE-P5.7GiE-300-R, 5.7GXiE-320-R5.7GiI-F, 5.7GXiI-G5.7GiI-G, 5.7GXiI-H5.7GiPHUS
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I see , than I have to send you that info later.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Ok that's fine. There's just to many variations in models to give an answer without correct info.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I read your post yesterday, I am not on the boat and will be today later. Will let you know then
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Problem is been found. Didtributer shaft broke. And it turned 60 degrees.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Ok do you need parts?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thanks already found , thx to internet
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Ok your welcome. Thank you..........Tan