Hey guys I am new to the forums. and I am in need of some help. I have a mercruiser 140 I have been having issues with. A few weeks ago I was on the lake and boat died and wouldnt start was not getting any fuel to the carb. Naturally I thought the fuel pump went out. I got my new fuel pump in on friday and installed it sat. after priming the system boat started right up and run for a hour hooked up on the muffs. I took the boat out today and ran great for 3 straight hours. We stopped the boat and anchored out in a cove for some swimming. after about a hour of sitting we started the boat it idled for about a minute and died. It would not start again. checked fuel line and no fuel to carb. checked the fuel filter on the pump it was clean. Im tired of getting stranded!
My wife is ready to kill me. I know its gotta be something simple but i have no idea yet. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Also I was checking my prop and i found a little bit of slop not up down but in and out on the prop shaft. is this normal slop or should i be looking at new bearings in my lower unit soon? The slop is about 1/16th to a 1/8th of a inch in and out.