What to Do When The Marine Engine Makes Air?

Especially our sailing boats tend to lie laterally due to their structure. In cases where the fuel in the fuel tank is low, it is normal for the fuel to ventilate after lateral reclining in the sailing course, but it should be known how to get the air.

In undesirable situations while sailing at sea, fuel ventilation can have very dangerous consequences with chain events. In windy weather, it is most sailors' fearful dream to stop the engine at the marina entrance, close to the beach or in tight spaces. It is a common problem for marine engines to ventilate due to defective fuel tank indicator, carelessness or lateral lying in the sail course.

We will explain this situation, which is quite easy to solve, with a photo example.

In a situation like this, the first thing you have to do is. It's understanding the problem. Usually when the engine stops, the most common mistake is to press the starter all the time. This is the moment when a state of panic gets in the way of logic. You have to stop it. Because continuous starting attracts very serious amps from the battery and you can finish the battery and cause problems that are not solved. In addition, continuous starting power can burn the starter motor. If your engine stopped while it was on the go and there was nothing wrong with the cooling water, it probably did air.

In this case, the first thing you need to do is find the fuel filter. The fuel filter always has an air pump or a screwdriver for air removal. If you have spare fuel with you, first put it in your fuel tank and then pump the air pump on the filter. In fact, if this pump is light on your hand and you can easily press it, it is obvious that there is air in it. When this pump began to harden, air began to be taken. 

If the engine does not have a pump, loosen the screw on the fuel filter and put fuel in your fuel tank. When you see fuel coming through this hole, it's already airborne and tighten the screw again.

I wish you a good ride where your engine doesn't ventilate,

 

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