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Old 11-15-2011
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Engine shutdown (at just the wrong time!)

Hi,Thanks for the replies.

I don't think its bad or dirty fuel because after multiple shutdowns, I managed to start the engine and run in under low power-but still NO TACH. If it was just bad fuel, I'd still have the tach. I have an electric (facet) fuel pump which is in the ignition circuit-wondering if it is failing and drawing too much current thereby damaging part of the ignition circuit?

Could also be the coil failing-gets hot and fail runs after cool down at low power. Why the tach would not run after restart is curious, but wiring could have overheated? Anyone want to tell me an easy test to rule out one or the other? My thinking is it has to be the fuel pump failing (intermittently) or the coil beginning to fail intermittently.

Its a problem because I am in a remote spot anchored and have to exit via a long and shallow estuary.
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