350 Chev Volvo Penta starting issue

Discussion in 'Gas Engines' started by Hemco, May 10, 2014.

  1. Hemco
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    Hemco New Member

    We have this motor in our 1996 Bayliner. It has recently been serviced and we have been out on the boat several times. Today it just won't start. It turns over, has fuel and batteries are all good, however it just doesn't seem to want to engage - any ideas or help....please :confused:
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    How did you determine it has fuel delivery? Does the acceleration pump squirt fuel? Have you checked for spark?
     
  3. Hemco
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    Hemco New Member

    Hi gonzo, confirmed petrol flow thru a visual inspection down throttle throat. Spark plug leads pulled all leads firing. Coil lead pulled at dizzy cap, firing into cap. Have not checked the electronic dizzy
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I would next check the timing to make sure the timing chain has not jumped teeth.
     
  5. Hemco
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    Hemco New Member

    Hi gonzo have sorted starting problem the advice given was much appreciated.the problem was finally tracked to the accelerator pump on the holly carburettor
     

  6. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    you some other problem if you need the accelerator pump to start, how about the choke system?
     
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