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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 1998 maxim with a 5.7 alpha one tbv ifn, The enfi,

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Hi I have a 1998 maxim with a 5.7 alpha one tbv ifn
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Customer: The enfi
JA: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: The eng starts fine but pings badly under under load
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  Tan replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Tan. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and will reply momentarily.

Expert:  Tan replied 2 months ago.

We need to check for water in the fuel and the ignition timing. Your timing should be at 8* BTDC.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Fuel is new
While running the boat i can back off base timing by rotating the distributor and almost GE did of the ping
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I meant get rid
Expert:  Tan replied 2 months ago.

What spark plugs are you using and what octane is the fuel?