Got a 1050 Dominator on my 540 pickle boat I just bought and trying to get lake ready. Got a problem which I traced to the secondary acc pump being plugged up. Basically it would work fine on the bench in that the throttle would open and close without restriction or much effort, but when you had gas in the bowls it would be very hard to open up to full throttle. When I took the back accel pump cover off the probem went away. I cleaned out the acc pump circuit and now the back pumps work, but it has some effort when the pump engages. (good god it sure shoots out the gas-I can almost see 100 bills shooting out the accel pump outlets) It has 50cc pumps on it. My question is how much effort or restriction should be felt when going to full throttle and when the secondary accel pump start to engage.
A secondary problem is the cable which is bad and I am replacing. This boat has no throttle return spring (!) and when I replace the cable I am going to put a spring on it as this is a safety issue. This boat has a hotfoot throttle on it. All this is on a 19 foot Nordic pickle. Any suggestions on the carb?
Last edited by Rick S; 06-06-2010 at 08:13 PM.
I'm not saying this is the problem just something to look into.
We've had several boats come in this season with the same problem and what We've found is that its fuel separation. This new gas is no good after only 2 months. This stuff looks like white crystals when dry, and funny looking jelly when saturated with fuel. Take the carb completely apart spray or soak the complete carb in cleaner and blow out every orifice with an air hose and make sure every orifice is clean and clear of debris. Then check or clean your fuel pump to make sure it has not settled in there. Valve tek make a Great additive for this problem as it helps restore the fuel and I found it dissolves any left over jelly.