Re: [omc-boats] fuel pump

From: lib1@...
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:04:40 -0600

Hi Jeff,

It would be helpful to know what engine you have pushing your Johnson Deluxe. Is it an outboard? Is it the V4 90-hp, 2-stroke sterndrive? Or is the the Chevy Inline-4 120, or the Buick V6 155?

Lee Shuster
Salt Lake City
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  From: jdood
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 2:35 PM
  Subject: RE: [omc-boats] fuel pump

  I have a Johnson Deluxe that had been sitting in a junk yard for years, but has now been brought back to life. When completely done I will post photos. I took it out this weekend for it's first real spin - wophoo! . After weeks of spiffing up, the engine is running strong and smooth. Only one small problem. Warm starts. Cold starts seem to be good. But after running it for even just 15 minutes, it won't start back up when hot. Fortunately I have only experienced this problem while arriving back at the dock ready to load onto the trailer - I didn't want to chance turning off the engine while out on the river. So a couple people now I have talked to have said it could be "vapor lock" in the fuel line - fuel getting so hot in the lines it vaporizes. It has new everything all the way form the tank to the fuel pump, but the pump and engine lines are original. The pump is mounted right up against the engine and gets really hot. The line is copper and gets really hot. Both guys said it was very common 40 yrs ago to have to just sit for awhile and let your engine cool down before being able to restart. So one of many things I am going to try over the next few weeks to try and make things cooler is to get a new fuel pump and mount it outside the engine compartment somewhere, and replace the copper line with rubber. Anyone ever tried this? Anyone have the same hot start issues?


  Thanks, jeff




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  From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On Behalf Of David
  Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 1:33 PM
  To: omc-boats@...
  Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Buy of the year


  No, this one was down by Diamond Bluff Wisconsin - and has been there for many years as well - I took it out this weekend for the first time - jumped out of the water - engine is like new regarding power - But, I want to once again warn everyone with these old OMCs - very carefully check every inch of your fuel lines and the fuel pump - I found a bad spot on the fuel line on this one that was not obvious - after two explosions I have become very gun shy - or should I say gas shy! So please, everyone go out and carefully inspect your lines and fuel pumps. Dave

  Glenn Halweg wrote:



  Curious, is this the SeaSport that's been sitting on Hy 51 between Woodruff and Mercer Wisconsin? I drive by there several times a year, have wanted to stop but timing was never right. Reason I ask is went by this last week-end and it's gone.



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    From: David

    To: omc-boats@...

    Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 3:04 PM

    Subject: [omc-boats] Buy of the year


    Hey everyone,
    Just picked up my 10th OMC - actually this will be my 7th still in possession - 16' SeaSport V6 - in exceptionally good condition - everything, yes, everything works! lights, gages, tilt, engine - everything. and the seats are even in great shape - The owner was just looking to dump it- only paid $500.00 for it! My only problem is figuring out how I am going to hide it from my wife? I have two in the driveway at home now, one in the lot at work, two in the lot at our marina and one hanging from the houseboat and the only option is the driveway at home - think she will notice it? Dave

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