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Have any of you had contact with him in the past 3 weeks? He took the fuel injectors off my boat for a "quick" job 3 weeks ago. Was supposed to have them back on 2 weeks ago. I heard he was in the hospital and now out. I've left him at least 6 messages from when will you complete to "at least give me my injectors" with no response. There is an address associated with his service but don't want to show up at his house if it's his house.

Advice on how to handle this is appreciated. I can order used certified injectors for about $130.
 

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Tough call with someone being hospitalized. If he has serious health concerns, it could be devastating to him. I'm sure your boat wouldn't be near the top of his give a **** list. If you can replace the injectors yourself for $130.00, I'd think about going that route.
 

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Are you talking about Ed Miller from Miller's Mobile Marine Service? Never heard of Glenn Miller...............Gary
 

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Crabby - FWIW: Ed Miller goes by Hi Tech marine. He is fine , busy as can be - but 100% fine.
 

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Glen is Miller' Mobile Marine. I guess someone on here that knows him gave him a call and he just called me. He'll get my boat done tomorrow with discount. He's been pretty quick to respond to me in the past so I started to get worried. Only guy to diagnose 2 issues with my boat including the other Miller. Except for this snafu I'd recommend him to anyone in the Pasadena area.

I'm sending him the contact info for my surgeon, pain specialist and chiropractor. He's dealing with lower back issues and I know how that feels.
 

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He's done the work but now the motor is bogging down intermittently over 3/4 throttle and is running rough. Before Thanksgiving he said he'd stop by my boat and check it out. Now he won't return my calls or texts. The motor worked fine before just ran slower than I'd like at WOT so we decided to have the injectors reconditioned. The injectors were clogged a little and was told I picked up 10 CC on 4 of them and the filters were clogged.

Any ideas on what to look for myself for an intermittent problem so I don't have to shell out money to another mechanic to fix what's going on now?
 

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Wish I sent my daughter to diesel school . I haven't found a wrench yet that didn't rip me off, stand me up, charge for stuff they didn't do yet !
 

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Glen is Miller' Mobile Marine. I guess someone on here that knows him gave him a call and he just called me. He'll get my boat done tomorrow with discount. He's been pretty quick to respond to me in the past so I started to get worried. Only guy to diagnose 2 issues with my boat including the other Miller. Except for this snafu I'd recommend him to anyone in the Pasadena area.

I'm sending him the contact info for my surgeon, pain specialist and chiropractor. He's dealing with lower back issues and I know how that feels.
I hope you sent him to someone like Dr. Kavorkian after what you have been through!
 

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I had him before, fixed my motor pretty good, than kind of disappeared. Didn't see him for about 3 years. Called and just left voice mails, then this year decided to call him and he answered and had some work done. Turned out and it wasn't his fault, I suggested this, cleaned the lower unit, changed the thermostats and something else. Turned out that was not needed and went to my main mechanic, supposed to be one of the best in the country but it is about a 2 hour trailer ride. Tried to do a shortcut by getting the work done close by but wasn't worth it. It was my computer and now the boat runs great. He specializes in Evinrude motors. Its Guy Brothers Marine, in Clements Md. His name is Francis Guy. Some of you guys have used him before, long ride but worth it.
 

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I had him before, fixed my motor pretty good, than kind of disappeared. Didn't see him for about 3 years. Called and just left voice mails, then this year decided to call him and he answered and had some work done. Turned out and it wasn't his fault, I suggested this, cleaned the lower unit, changed the thermostats and something else. Turned out that was not needed and went to my main mechanic, supposed to be one of the best in the country but it is about a 2 hour trailer ride. Tried to do a shortcut by getting the work done close by but wasn't worth it. It was my computer and now the boat runs great. He specializes in Evinrude motors. Its Guy Brothers Marine, in Clements Md. His name is Francis Guy. Some of you guys have used him before, long ride but worth it.
Good people....honest and fair !!!! Many good experiences with Francis, Mike, and the rest of the 7th D bunch
 

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Sounds like you may have a problem with bad fuel. Can you run the motor off a portable tank with clean fresh fuel?
Diesel or gas engine?
I thought of that but doesn't make sense. The boat didn't have a fuel problem before the work was done though. I've read where having the fuel lines open like that for weeks can get water into the engine fuel system. Unless, when I put fuel in after I got some bad fuel? I can rig up a small tank if I need to but was hoping not to go that far. It's a Yamaha F225.
 

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I thought of that but doesn't make sense. The boat didn't have a fuel problem before the work was done though. I've read where having the fuel lines open like that for weeks can get water into the engine fuel system. Unless, when I put fuel in after I got some bad fuel? I can rig up a small tank if I need to but was hoping not to go that far. It's a Yamaha F225.
I would get a six gallon portable tank, put some fresh clean fuel in it, add a can of Sea Foam to the gas and give the boat a run. If nothing changes, you have at least eliminated a problem with the boat fuel system. Next step would be have a certified Yamaha dealer put it on a computer.
 

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So, the saga is finally over and I can sell the boat. Glen never did call me but he would talk to Chuck at Ventnor which pisses me off. Chuck got my boat fixed. Darn VST filter. Runs at almost 40 MPH with just me which is as fast as it's been since purchase. With the right prop it could get over 40 I'm sure since I hit 38 before with a MErc test prop.

Chuck cleaned out the VST and the filter. Cost me almost another $300 to fix what should have been done before!!! doh
 

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So why did the VST and filter have to be cleaned? I'm guessing bad or dirty fuel. You should have a remote 10 micron or less, fuel filter. water separator on the boat. Dirty fuel should never be able to get to the VST.
 

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So why did the VST and filter have to be cleaned? I'm guessing bad or dirty fuel. You should have a remote 10 micron or less, fuel filter. water separator on the boat. Dirty fuel should never be able to get to the VST.
Racor installed in place of stock Yamaha. Chuck said the VST wasn't that dirty but it sure seemed to do the trick. He said I probably picked up bad fuel at some point.
 
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