Help! 94 Sea Ray 440 Refueling Safety Cut-Out?

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  1. John Burdon

    John Burdon New Member

    2
    Jun 28, 2019
    Norfolk, Va
    1994 440 Sundancer
    Cat 3116 turbo
    I have a new to me 94 Sea Ray 440 Sundancer. Her condition is a testament to how well she was built. She has the Cat 3116 diesels. I have refueled her twice now, and each time I finish fueling and try to restart the engines the ignition breaker trips on both sides not allowing them to start. If I wait for 10 minutes then everything operates normally. Note, this does no occur if I just stop the engines then restart them. Is there a designed safety cut out to prevent restarting immediately after refueling, or do I have a problem?
     
  2. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    No.

    I suspect you have a loose connection on one of the 2 engine mounted solenoids. You can also try using the emergency start switch to cross feed the battery blanks so you have all 4 batteries doing the starting.
     
  3. John Burdon

    John Burdon New Member

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    Jun 28, 2019
    Norfolk, Va
    1994 440 Sundancer
    Cat 3116 turbo
    I think you are correct on the fuel solenoids. I didn’t think solenoids would fail gradually. It appears as they cool off (10 mins as noted in my post) they work again.
    I am sure it is not the batteries.
    I will check out the solenoids and post the results.
    Thanks!
     

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