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Old 02-04-2019, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FL Bill View Post
Been working on getting the engine running 100%

2 weeks ago I finally got my engine mounted on my boat and tried to test run it. Would not start. (start and die, pump it up, start and die. Like it was fuel starved) running some basic test and combing wining schematics and the archives here I figured out the medium pressure fuel pump (VST pump) was not working. A simple test for all that need to know: Key on engine off, disconnect the blue wire at fuel pump and ground it with a jumper to the block. Not the VST, it is not grounded. This should make the pump run. After much trial and effort I got a matching pump and installed it.

BTW I ordered a pump from Highfuelflow.com, and while customer service was good the unit they sent was wrong. And they did not have the correct unit. So I had to send their mistake back on my dime. Hmmm. Still waiting for a refund after over a week. Found a sierra unit on amazon that fit right and has good pressure. Fuel pressure restored and I got engine to fire up.

But still something was not right. You can tell a smooth running engine from a poor running one by the shakes.

Figured out that half of my injectors were not working. (1, 3, and 4)Troubled shot a bad injector driver module. Have a new one ordered. We will see what else. I got a pair of them on ebay.

BTW anyone that wants to work on a modern out board really should buy the correct diagnostic equipment. In my case they call it YDS Yamaha Diagnostic System. You can do all kinds of cool stuff with it. Injector test, coil test, fuel pump test, oil pump test...and live data on sensors and stuff. Along with see total hours and trouble codes. Run hours at different speeds. Very cool.
Are you aware that the HPDI idles on 4 cylinders only ?. might want to start a new thread on this.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Gnrphil View Post
Are you aware that the HPDI idles on 4 cylinders only ?. might want to start a new thread on this.
Nope, never heard that. Thanks for the info. However I was bench testing them with YDS I can fire each injector individually. YDS could not fire 3 out of the 6 injectors and when I swapped the injector module I could fire the original 3 that did not fire and the original 3 that did fire count not be fired....

I thought about making a post about diagnostics, but I am just so tired after work I fell asleep 3 times while posting this.


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I have t find that about dropping cylinders now.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:36 PM
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Added an access hatch to the side of the console


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Old 02-08-2019, 04:05 PM
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Caught boat limit of yellowtail snapper up to 18" and lane snapper up to 16", several AJs, and taught the girlfriend to fish.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:38 AM
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In the last week I added an extension to my pilothouse roof, got the transom wrapped, & removed the bow rails. Getting closer to wrapping up this 26 Shamrock Pilothouse Project.




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Old 02-12-2019, 12:55 PM
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I pondered my new deck height and scupper placement. Of course, those decisions are still a month off. (Hopefully)
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:57 PM
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Got the radar arch off....replacing with a t-top.



BEFORE....

AFTER....
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:36 PM
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Gassed her up and went fishing.
Oh and this 12.01# is my new personal best.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:13 PM
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Got the new enclosure installed and put in some under gunnel LEDs






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Old 02-15-2019, 04:15 PM
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Took off the canvas from my t top. Removed my antenna. Broke my all around light. Removed my ebox and pulled my wires out of the t top. Also, pulled some extra wire from the back to the center console.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FloridaIR View Post
Caught boat limit of yellowtail snapper up to 18" and lane snapper up to 16", several AJs, and taught the gf to fish.
Pics of gf?
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:05 PM
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Removed the old b60 transducer and upgraded to a b164

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Old 02-18-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111 View Post

Gassed her up and went fishing.
Oh and this 12.01# is my new personal best.
Awesome LMB! Congrats!
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:01 PM
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Yesterday,
Finally got the radar mounted and the E Box reinstalled, just waiting on some supplies to wire it in.
Didn't have enough cable on the dome to run the wire through the T Top tubes unfortunately, it'll have to do for now.

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Old 02-18-2019, 05:23 PM
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Went trolling and at 100’, 200’, 300’, 400’ as per fishing reports. Zilch. Had two bites and caught a Bonita. Target species was Wahoo, Sails, Dolphin or Tuna. Went against my gut. This weekend I am going out to 1500.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:57 AM
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Gave it/them a new home.



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Old 02-19-2019, 11:05 AM
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Added a windshield and some new rocket launcher rod holders on the t-top
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:58 AM
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Had my trailer adjusted to better fit my boat and to obtain the proper tongue weight.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:22 PM
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Put a wrapper on my boat

Front shot.

The other boat you see in the distance (I/O with blue bottom paint) is also my boat (hopefully not for long). Picked up the one in the wrapper back in the fall. Haven't had the pleasure of even using it yet. Spring can't come soon enough.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:16 PM
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Took off the bad engine last night and dragged it to the mechanic to have a new (slightly used) 4 stroke put on.

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