2002 regal 1800 bowrider 1800 sitting for 3+ years

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2002 regal 1800 bowrider 1800 sitting for 3+ years

Postby divinjosh » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Hello everyone,

I recently received a 2002 regal 1800 bowlder with the Volvo Penta 4.3 liter engine. It has been sitting for 3+ years and not really sure where to start as far as refurbishing it. There boat ran prior to sitting but had an electrical issue with the starter and would not stay running. Any recommendations on parts to replace related to it sitting for so long and not being run. Thanks in advance for any advice!!

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Re: 2002 regal 1800 bowrider 1800 sitting for 3+ years

Postby Mischief Managed » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:34 pm

Grab a pulley and see if the engine turns over a little by hand, let's assume it does, then

Odds are good the gas is bad, but if it was stabilized, it might be OK. See if it smells stale. Assuming the gas is OK, then:

See if the oil looks fresh and if so, leave it alone, oil does not turn sour over time. If it's been used, change it and the filter, then

Pop the cover off the raw water pump and replace the impeller, then.

It will likely need a new battery and then you'll need to address the starter issue to get it to start.



If the gas is bad, it will need to be pumped out and replaced and you'll need a new fuel filter. If it has a carburetor, the carb will need to be rebuilt.

If the engine is frozen, the best first step is the inspection of each cylinder with a bore scope, then make plans based on the results.
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Re: 2002 regal 1800 bowrider 1800 sitting for 3+ years

Postby steve & dot » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Maybe put a little oil in each spark plug hole too, less chance of scoring the cylinder walls.
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Re: 2002 regal 1800 bowrider 1800 sitting for 3+ years

Postby gofast24 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:14 am

Mischief Managed wrote:Grab a pulley and see if the engine turns over a little by hand, let's assume it does, then

Odds are good the gas is bad, but if it was stabilized, it might be OK. See if it smells stale. Assuming the gas is OK, then:

See if the oil looks fresh and if so, leave it alone, oil does not turn sour over time. If it's been used, change it and the filter, then

Pop the cover off the raw water pump and replace the impeller, then.

It will likely need a new battery and then you'll need to address the starter issue to get it to start.



If the gas is bad, it will need to be pumped out and replaced and you'll need a new fuel filter. If it has a carburetor, the carb will need to be rebuilt.

If the engine is frozen, the best first step is the inspection of each cylinder with a bore scope, then make plans based on the results.

Dont know if just grabbing a pulley by hand will turn it over? Suggest putting a socket with a breaker bar on the front crank pulley nut to see if the engine is seized or not. If not, put a new battery in and turn it over with the starter. If it turns, do what was suggested to change out the fuel filter and drain all the gas from the tank, fill the tank half full and attempt to get it started. Agree, if a carbureted engine you might have to pull the carb and get it rebuilt. A lot of gum and crud from the old gas will most likely cause a problem. If your new fuel filter mounts with the open end up fill it up first with new fuel first before mounting it. Just be very careful to not spill any fuel anywhere on the boat!
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