Friday, October 12, 2012
Beta 38 engine is up and running
Well I received my new custom engine mounts and they worked great. I have roughly aligned the engine and hooked up the exhaust and electrical. I also hooked up a facet pump (part number 40104) in front of the Racor fuel filter to help lift fuel out of the deep fuel tank. After running it a bit, I blew the 1 amp fuse to the facet pump. I continued to run without the fuel pump. The next day I tried to start the engine (Beta 38) and it would not start. I then realized the facet fuel pump is really needed on this boat/engine combination. I replaced the 1 amp fuse to the pump with a 5 amp fuse and ran the fuel pump a bit before trying to start the engine. No good. I had to re bleed the fuel lines before the engine would start. This was a good lesson to what is needed to get this combination to work well. That facet pump is much needed.