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I have a 1987 Sea Ray with a 4.3 ltr chevy I/O pushing it.

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I have a 1987 Sea Ray with a 4.3 ltr chevy I/O pushing it. It's carberated. Had trouble with shifting and fixed that with a new ingition interrupter. Engine stares fairly good when cold. When hot, won't start. Have to wait several minutes...then it starts. Any idea what the problem is?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Is this a Mercruiser engine or something else? Can I get the model or serial number on the engine so I can see exactly what you have.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sorry, boat at lake. I'm at home. I beleive it's an omc outdrive.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago

Do you know specifically which carburetor you have?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago

Your really not giving me enough to go on here. There are no time limits here, do you just want to get back with me later once you have the model/serial n umber information?

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We received your customer service inquiry, however, we are unable to respond to you because we do not have your email address. Please contact customer support at***@******.*** and provide us with your email address and a link to this question page so that we can help you. (http://www.justanswer.com/boat/aplu9-1987-sea-ray-4-3-ltr-chevy-i-o-pushing-it.html). Thank you, ***** ***** Customer Support Team.
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello. My name is Tan.

Remove coil wire from the top of the coil and hole about 1/2 from coil tower now crank engine do you have spark?

Remove the flame arrestor and check the position of the choke plate. Check it cold engine and check it warm engine.

The plate should be closed when cold and open when warm up to engine temp.

When engine won't crank warm have a friend advance the throttle to wide open engine off. Look down the carb into the intake do you see fuel in the bottom of the intake?

Post back with findings.

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago

I​'m still here if you want to get back with me later on with that model number information.

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We received your customer service inquiry, however, we are unable to respond to you because we do not have your email address. Please contact customer support at***@******.*** and provide us with your email address and a link to this question page so that we can help you. (phttp://www.justanswer.com/boat/aplu9-1987-sea-ray-4-3-ltr-chevy-i-o-pushing-it.html). Thank you, ***** ***** Customer Support Team.
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Did you have a chance to do those checks?

I don't need a model number to answer this question. It doesn't have anything to do with your issue.

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 10 months ago

Hello, Jason here again. I'm not sure what happened but I am still here if you still wanted or needed help with this.

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