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Offline Miller

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inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« on: August 22, 2020, 09:56:46 AM »
American Skier Indmar engine quits after 4 minutes consistently

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Re: inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 10:20:36 AM »
Tim Miller here again, I was wondering if the electronic ignition module could be going bad which in turn is getting hot which could be making the motor shut off at the 4 minute mark. I had bought a new marine 4 barrel Holley carburetor a couple months ago, and when I installed it the boat ran well, however the last few times I started it the boat will only run for a short time before shutting off. I know that the carburetor didn't have an angled mounting plate on before, so I'm not thinking that that could be the issue. Because the carb. does sit at a pretty good angle. Please help me with any insight that you may have. Tim in Tampa 

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Re: inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 10:25:59 AM »
Here are a couple things to check given your observations:
1) Ign. module could be doing this, check for spark at one of the plugs when it stops running
2) Ign coil could be going out (overheating)
3) Fuel starvation from a blocked fuel vent (crack the fuel fill when she quits & listen for a vacuum sound or run with it cracked for a few minutes)
4) angled base on carb is normal
5) New carb choke way out of adjustment (staying closed)

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Re: inmar engine quits after 4 min at idle
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 06:50:11 PM »
Thanks for replying Ron I will check those things. I did replace the coil 6 or 8 months ago, but I will check to see if it is getting Hot.