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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    Thanks, everyone for the help. I ended up getting it working. After replacing fuel lines, cleaning the fuel tank, new wire harness I still couldn't get the rebuilt engine to start properly. The company that sold me the engine told me everything was rebuilt and tested. Turned out that wasn't...
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    So are you saying I have two water temps? One a push on and the other the screw type. Thank you
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    That is what I thought but I have this sender united that the temp gauge was connected to.
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    Leslie, Thank you for all your help. One more question. what is this sensor? Seems like there should be a wire connecting to it but there never was.
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    Slowly fixing issues and learning a lot. Thanks for all the imparted knowledge. One issue that was brought up that repowering the engine and replacing the fuel lines is all in good but if I don't clean the tank what was the point. I had the tank cleaned and the fuel polished. Here is what we...
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    Air in the Fuel Line

    I have clear tubing at from the mechanical fuel pump to the injectors and out for 4 inches to the excess fuel return line. Is this what you mean or do you mean add some leading up the the fuel filter on the engine? I never see bubbles from the fuel pump up to the injectors, always...
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    Air in the Fuel Line

    Steven, I am happy for you but disappoint that you didn't solve the issue as it is my issue. Nick, my setup is the same as Steven's in regard to the electric pump being after the water/fuel separator. Many forums say that setup is better as you have a filter protecting your pump but I...
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    I am replacing my fuel lift pump from the little cube type to the cylinder type. Having an electrician come and double check the wiring. All fuel lines have been replaced. Turns over but doesn't want to start unless I give it a shot of WD-40
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    The wiring was not changed when the new engine was installed. Couldn't get it started this weekend. Bleed the system. Lots of fuel, engine turns over but doesn't start. Frustrating. Had it start before but always had problems with cold starts.
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    Thanks for all the information. I did read the article on the check valve. I also have lots of barbed connectors in the line where air could enter. As who knows how old the fuel line is, I ended up replacing all the fuel line (about 23 ft when all said an done). I also reseated the water...
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    Just repowered my Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies.

    Just repowered my 1989 Catalina 36 Universal mp25xp with a rebuilt. Starts right up but when I take my finger off the ignition it just dies. I double-checked the glow plugs. It seems to work after I bleed the lines each time. After I bleed the lines it starts right up. Has no problem...