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    Engine starts then dies once gear is engaged-gctid811178

    When out of the water and connected to hose, everything works fine.

    Once in the ocean the boat engine takes longer to start and then dies as soon as gear is engaged.

    Any idea why?
    "Queen Annastasia"
    1991 Bayliner Capri
    120hp Force L-Drive inboard/outboard engine

    #2
    I had the same problem with our 2655.

    The way the shifting process works is that as you shift, there is an "interrupter switch" that momentarily shuts the engine off (to stop it rotating) so that the gears can engage. It then turns the engine back on. This is done very quickly and the momentary shutdown of the engine is not noticeable when it operates properly. If the engine stalls when you shift, it is usually because the interrupter switch is not operating properly. In my case, I needed to replace the throttle cable.

    Ron
    Midnight Star
    1996 3587
    Twin diesels, Hino 250's
    Ladysmith, BC
    History: 1996 - 2655, 2001 - 2855, 1984 - 3270

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      #3
      This is the L drive with the outboard head ?
      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      Manalapan N.J

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        #4
        Start with the basics. Fuel is good. Engine is idling at proper RPM's? Have the carbs ever been rebuilt? You could have something as simple as a sticking choke. Try running from an external fuel source.
        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
        1998 3055 Ciera
        (yes, a 1998)
        Previous boat: 1993 3055
        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
        Sea Doo XP
        Sea Doo GTI SE
        Life is short. Boats are cool.
        The family that plays together stays together.
        Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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          #5
          My throttle cable was replaced not very long ago, would you think of any other reason?
          "Queen Annastasia"
          1991 Bayliner Capri
          120hp Force L-Drive inboard/outboard engine

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