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I'm having a problem with my 2005 Verdrao 275s. One stalls

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Hi I'm having a problem with my 2005 Verdrao 275s. One stalls out at idle. Was trying to find out why. Just had a service but did not change the spark plugs
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 10 months ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

Idle in neutral or idle in gear?

If you increase speed will it prevent stalling?

You stated you just had service done, was this problem before this service or after?



Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi! It seems to be while it is in neutral. When I increase RPMs it stays on but then I have to ram it in gear which I don't like. There was a problem before. I thought it may have been the fuel filters but changed them and the oil and oil filters. I did not change the spark plugs however but intend to do that tomorrow. I am however using an octane booster as the fuel in the Bahamas is not very high obtain. My mechanic did tell me that my spark plugs had a yellow film on them when he checked them and no carbon build up. When I start the engine cold it idles fine. After it's been running a while the starboard engine just drops RPMs and dies. It's annoying when trying to pull into the dock with tidal currents. Could the octane boost be fouling out my plugs? Should I change them or clean them? Hope this helps
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just checking in to see if you had any word on this issue before I start work on the engine tomorrow morning.
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