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Found 3 results

  1. fuel leak

    I own a 1997 Signature 31. Just found fuel in rear and forward bilge areas while in the slip. No evidence found of engine leaks or visible connections/fittings. Has anyone had a similar experience? Thoughts? Thanks.
  2. Hi all, Looking for some advice from someone who may have encountered the same problem. My fuel tank is leaking, likely from the bottom, it is a 20 year old aluminum tank. The main problem is how to access the fuel tank without removing the engine and ripping everything out...I have a 1997 signature 270 in excellent condition with a 7.4L mercruiser with a 70+ gallon tank I believe. There is small amounts of fuel leaking into bilge and it doesn't seem to be coming from the top of the tank, or the engine itself. I saw some posts and wanted to find out how one would access the old fuel tank? It looks like you could cut a hole and go through the floor of the aft sleeping quarters? There is no easy way to get at the old tank unless you rip the boat apart. I am also curious if anyone thinks the manufacturer has a suggested solution. Do you think chaparral would know what to do about this? I would guess it's pretty common because it's such an obvious flaw. I don't want to get rid of my beautiful cruiser because of such a simple problem but I am stuck.
  3. So, my boat is running pretty well, but my carb has been giving me some issues. First, I have trouble restarting my engine after fueling up (so after warming up for 10 minutes). It always starts when cold, but sometimes when warm I have troubles getting it restarted (takes 5 minutes sometimes) after stopping. Next, I have a few drips of fuel leaking from either the throttle plate, or base plate of the carb, which I think shows that I have a vacuum leak. Moreover, when I run over 4,000 rpms for any time, the engine bogs. Under that rpm range I have zero issues with bogging, stalling, etc. So, I think the little area that is letting fuel out is letting excess air in. If you've followed my thread, you know I had my carb rebuilt, but upon re-installation I think I may have used the wrong base gasket. Like an idiot, I threw my old one away so I am at a loss as to which base gasket to buy. Here is my intake: And here are my choices for gaskets, can someone help me choose one for my intake please lol: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=quadrajet+replacement+kit&_from=R40|R40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xquadrajet+base+gasket&_nkw=quadrajet+base+gasket&_sacat=0 I also want to dial in my mixture screws and idle. Any tips for adjusting these are appreciated!