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Engine starts and idles ok but then no power on acceleration

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Engine starts and idles ok but then no power on acceleration - some popping from the exhaust- Volvo penta 4.3GXI
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Customer: Was running fine previously and was serviced prior to the season
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

GXI is a family of engines, not a specific model number. There will be 1 or more letters after that, can I get those letters so I know exactly which engine you have.

Next, what kinds of questions did you have?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

It looks like you read my reply and left the conversation. The website did charge you to speak with me, was this something you still needed help with?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The engine is a 2004 Volvo penta 4.3 GXI - EF
The engine had been running well at full power and slow speeds - stopped for lunch for couple of hours then difficulty starting and once running can get no power - just idle speed.
Next day started fine, revs ok in neutral but still no power under load
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
PS - I'm in the south of France- 6 hours time difference ahead of East coast USAWill OGrady
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Got it.

Did you have any general or direct questions that you wanted me to specifically answer? Or did you want me to explain how we troubleshoot these symptoms in the shop, going step by step, covering all bases?