I purchased this one from the State of WA Fish and Game Commission, about 2 yrs ago and it was running pretty well for it's age and lower mileage 79,500 showing. I believe it was a newer engine installed as they remembered sending it in for a tranny replacement while in waranty. The engine starts right up when cold, but as soon as it heats up and shut down again, almost impossible to fire it up when warm. This happened like all of a sudden and I haven't tested the new fuel yet but it may be that. It cranks irratically almost like the old vapor lock days when the fuel lines used to get air in them and same things happened. I'm guessing fuel problems first or emmission controls clogged. Oh the service engine light has always been on and I couldn't find the way to shut it off.
Friday, December 29th, 2006 AT 10:47 AM