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I've got a 2016 37 hp EFI Briggs Gatortail and when I try to take off, the engine dies unless I apply the throttle very slowly. any suggestions would be appreciated!


Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:40 pm
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What style fuel tank are you running? Any check engine lights?

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Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:01 am
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18 gal with gauge and fulltime vent in the cap. Where would you find the check engine light? the fuel line, filters and water separator are all new. the fuel pump on the engine and the 5psi pump on the tank are new. it has been like this since day one..
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Send it in to have a few things checked out Via scanner/ EFi software.

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:48 am
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Well the last time I ran the boat, the engine would die no matter how gentle I was advancing the throttle. The remote for the trolling motor died too so now I can't even go fishing. I have no choice but to bring it in. It just seems that anything I have ever touched that had EFI, the throttle response was instant. I'll keep ya'll posted.


Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:09 pm
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Is your battery fully charged? If the voltage drops to far, it can cause erratic behavior.

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:04 am
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The battery is fairly new.


Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:19 pm
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You can still run the battery down with accessories and not running the engine enough. Over time the voltage will drop if you don't make long runs often or don't have a battery tender hooked up during storage. Can you check the voltage with a meter?

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Will wrote:
You can still run the battery down with accessories and not running the engine enough. Over time the voltage will drop if you don't make long runs often or don't have a battery tender hooked up during storage. Can you check the voltage with a meter?

That was true with the 20 amp charging system. now with the 20/50 amp system that's hardly an issue

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MaXXis85 wrote:
Will wrote:
You can still run the battery down with accessories and not running the engine enough. Over time the voltage will drop if you don't make long runs often or don't have a battery tender hooked up during storage. Can you check the voltage with a meter?

That was true with the 20 amp charging system. now with the 20/50 amp system that's hardly an issue
I understand that but speaking from experience... You can still idle around with lights, radio, GPS, etc... And drain it enough.

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