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I have a irwin 30 with a universal engine. Yesterday after my son turned down the amusement park due to illness, he did ask to go on his first boat ride, in which we ran out of gas. I ended up grabbing the canister from the head that had a couple of gallons of diesel from last season but couldnt get it started. I pulled out the manuals that end up telling me to bleed the filter and injectors. I mistakenly pulled the bottom from the racor unit but then found the bleed valves on the engine. I was able to get it started for a bit, but it would only run at high rpms and then would die off, finally not able to getting it to start after 5 hours.

I do wonder if it partially started when i bled the air from the system but introduced air when i pulled the bottom from the racor.


Also not mentioned in the manual was to shut off the intake water.
I am returning on friday with new filters for both the engine and racor, but i need to be able to move my boat back to its home. does anyone have any suggestions? have i caused damage from not turning off the intake?
 

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Well I will know nmore when i return tommorrow night. It was geting to a point where it didnt want to turn over but im hoping it was from the battery dying. while it was turning it was spitting water.

The o-rings on the racor would make sense also as i frantically screwed it back on. Hopefully it will turn over easily tommorrow so i can get her back home saturday.
 

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Thanks Capt Len.

I spent most of friday night replacing the filters and bleeding. I spoke with the P.O. on my way there and he said he never touched any of that.

After Replacing filters and bleeding, I turn the key and it starts without any problem at all.
 
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