2008 30HP 4 cycle,

by Fred
(West Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Just bought this boat. Took it for a good test run and everything seemed fine. Today, I backed it into the lake and started it. After it ran for a minute, I disconnected the gas line at the engine to use up all the gas in the engine so that I could store it with no gas in the carbs. Within 10 seconds of disconnecting the gas line, it started ticking just like a tappet in an old engine. It kept ticking until it ran out of gas (2 minutes?). Increasing RPM made no difference. Was that just timing and i likely have a problem in the top end or does low fuel pressure results in a ticking noise?
Thank you

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