Hope that you may be able to help me. I have an 01 Carrera 202XR, open bow, 454 Marine Power, 380hp model. I was at the river this weekend to do my annual service, got the oil changed, and decided that since I had a day and a half before I had to head out I would put the boat in the water to run some fuel through it. It fired right up no problem, didn't notice anything out of the ordinary until I pushed the handle forward to get out of the No Wake zone, that's when I heard a slight whine coming from the motor compartment. I let the engine idle and lifted the hatch, it wasn't the motor that was whining, it sounded like it was coming from the pump, maybe the bearing between the pump and motor? I did run the boat with no performance problems, gets up on plane nicely, ran really good for the rest of the weekend. The whine got just a tad bit louder as the day went on but again the boat ran great. Any ideas? The service that I did included greasing all zerk fitting on the pump, the one inside the boat and the one that you access by pulling the nozzle.
Thanks in advance,