93' C36 (hull 1291) with the Universal M35, was motoring solo and noticed the RPMs periodically drop by 200-400 and then quickly pick back up again. Having scoured the forums, I followed Stu's and others advice. Changed the racor filter, the fuel filter, and the damn little screen filter in the fuel pump. All actually looked pretty clean. Went to bleed the system today and could not get the fuel pump to run. Clicks once when turning the key (or was that the solenoid?) and that is it. Although not a complete mechanical idiot, I'm not the seasoned pro many of you are. Hoping for some help:
1. How can I determine if my fuel pump went belly up? Did I do something wrong when changing the screen filter? Put it in wrong? Would that cause it to not work?
2. If I need a new fuel pump, how "do it your self" is it for someone whose mechanical ability would mean employment at a Jiffy Lube?
3. What else should I trouble shoot?
Thanks in advance
Dark & Stormy
1993 C36 #1291