RE: [omc-boats] fuel pump

From: jdood <jdood@...>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 22:59:24 -0700

I know it's a buick v-6 so it must be the 155 (i/o)
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From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...]
On Behalf Of lib1@...
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 2:05 PM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] fuel pump
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 <mailto: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
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.

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 <mailto:odin@...>
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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