Westerbeke 4bcg woes

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by sgs01, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. sgs01

    sgs01 Member

    85
    Jan 18, 2015
    Marietta, GA
    1982 Sea Ray Vanguard 30ec
    2 Mercruiser 260 direct inboards
    So my new boat (1982 Sea Ray Vanguard 310ec) has a Westerbeke 4bcg gas genset in it. It runs VERY rich under load, even without the flame arrestor on the carb. When I looked down the throat while it was running, the center jet was just DUMPING fuel down the throat. Not even a mist! Just a steady stream. It won't respond to the throttle.

    Time for a carb rebuild? Float stuck?
     
  2. QT1

    QT1 Member

    356
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    Find someone familiar with these generators. I did here in Maryland and now my genny is running top notch for an 88 boat.
     
  3. rdevans

    rdevans Member

    65
    Sep 22, 2009
    Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer 1999
    454 V-Drive
    Do you have a recommendation??
     
  4. QT1

    QT1 Member

    356
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    last year at the boat show in Baltimore I met "slim" from Baltimore Boating Center (410-687-2000) who knows these generators like the back of his hand. Unfortunately he was ill and I was referred to the mobile mechanic who services others at my marina, Neal from ND mobile repair(443-907-0893). He is also good.
     

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