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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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My boat seems to be starving . Runs fine then

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Hi, my boat seems to be starving for fuel. Runs fine then bogs down but will continue to idle. If you turn it off and then right back on it runs fine for a little while 3-5 minutes at all power bands. I have replaced all the fuel filters. Could this be a vent issue?
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Customer: 1996 Mastercraft VRS225, Indmar LT1 fuel injected.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** test the fuel veny loosen the fill cap and run boat. If boat runs better then you have a kinked or clogged vent hose. If no change run the engine on a different fuel source. Get a 5 gallon gas can and some fuel line. Disconnect the fuel supply line to the engine plug it. Now connect the fuel line from the gas can and run the boat. Secure the gas can.Does engine run better?Post back with findings and questions.

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