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Formula 242ls, when I accelerate is hesitates as if if not…

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Formula 242ls, when I accelerate is hesitates as if if not getting enough gas...When out od the water with muffs on is doesn't do it

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1989 formula 242ls idols fine, but in water it hesitates. If I stay on it it eventually gets on plane. Though maybe bad gas, but put fuel stabilizer in still doesn't correct. Funny when not in the water no problem, soon as I but in the lake hesitates

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Which engines do you have in the boat? How old is the fuel itself? Have you ever personally seen the engines run correctly?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Just put fuel in it, Was running fine then started it up and it hesitates when I get on it. Was running fine.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

When you say was running fine do you mean with the boat in the water and the engines under a load? Did the engines make at least 4400 RPMS with the boat in gear when the engines were running fine?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
almost sounds like not getting air. ...I stopped the boat re-started it and the problem started. Was running fine. At first thought I had a prop problem.....No power....In the water ......had the boat for 3 years never a problem until now. I put ears on it ran water into it and it seems fine. But put it in the water (lake) the problem starts....Could it be a exhaust problem
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

I ​still don't know which engines you have. I asked you in my first response which engines you had, but you never told me.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Sorry 1989 Merc Crusier 330 HP in board
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Are they carbureted or fuel injected? Do you have the serial number handy on one of them?

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