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Yesterday, 09:05 PM
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Posted By LouC

If you're getting 156* on the thermostat housing...

If you're getting 156* on the thermostat housing it does not seem to be actually overheating. I have the same style stat housing (Volvo copied OMC's design) and I have found that the closest to the...
Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By LouC

If you’re going to drain it all out save your...

If you’re going to drain it all out save your money don’t bother with antifreeze. The point of leaving it in is to reduce corrosion. You drain raw water to prevent freezing and pour in antifreeze to...
10-20-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,686
Posted By LouC

The cam/lifter problem actually seems more common...

The cam/lifter problem actually seems more common on later models, like '10 and up, and seems to be resolved with '16 and up. This information I found on www.allpar.com and was provided by a poster...
10-20-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By LouC

I have used studded snows with both our Jeeps and...

I have used studded snows with both our Jeeps and Subarus. I found they make the biggest difference with stopping and turning vs acceleration. You can tell how much better the traction is, because...
10-20-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,741
Posted By LouC

One thing I've learned is that.....when a marine...

One thing I've learned is that.....when a marine engine is not running right or reluctant to start .....what I do now instead of going thru time consuming ignition and fuel tests...first....remove...
10-19-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By LouC

PS if you have drum brakes, there is a new style...

PS if you have drum brakes, there is a new style wheel cylinder that does not use a boot but rather uses an o-ring seal. They are made by UPF and sold by Pacific Trailers out in Chino California. I...
10-19-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By LouC

If the engine cooling system is working properly...

If the engine cooling system is working properly the outside surfaces do not get that hot except for maybe the exhaust port area on the cyl head. I installed a set of Barr manifolds and elbows on my...
10-18-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,289
Posted By LouC

Whatever they come up with I'm sure it will be...

Whatever they come up with I'm sure it will be good for most of their customers. I prefer simple V8s with pushrods but then again I am a dinosaur and like dinosaur like vehicles. My favorite engine...
10-17-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By LouC

Rust from the block should appear at the exhaust...

Rust from the block should appear at the exhaust ports on the transom mount not the outdrive water intakes . Rust from the outdrive water intakes would be from a component between the water intakes...
10-17-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By LouC

I haven't been looking because I still have a new...

I haven't been looking because I still have a new unused spare one but I'm sure people on here have recommendations, just got to wait a bit...
10-17-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By LouC

I love these switches (blue mercury switch) the...

I love these switches (blue mercury switch) the first one I installed lasted 11 years! I bought a few when I heard that they were discontinuing the mercury switch. I have found them to be 100%...
10-17-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By LouC

Believe it or not when I took mine apart not a...

Believe it or not when I took mine apart not a speck of rust on the cam, roller lifters, rocker arms etc, just a tiny spot on one of the pushrods. And it had salt water in a cyl and in the oil for...
10-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By LouC

I’d probably do a compression test before water...

I’d probably do a compression test before water testing....
10-16-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By LouC

That’s great! Now get it good and hot and change...

That’s great! Now get it good and hot and change the motor oil
10-16-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By LouC

Yep those outboard starters are pricey but if you...

Yep those outboard starters are pricey but if you have a good auto electric shop they might be able to rebuild it. I've used the aftermarket ARCO starters and alternators with good results, not sure...
10-16-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By LouC

If you need a story... ...

If you need a story...
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salt water was in #2 cyl on...
10-16-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By LouC

I had salt water water in a cyl and motor oil of...

I had salt water water in a cyl and motor oil of my ‘88 4.3 V6 for about a week or a week and a half. Did not know it at first because the symptoms were reluctance to start and rough running after...
10-15-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By LouC

some say its better to change the impeller in the...

some say its better to change the impeller in the spring because that way its not sitting with a few blades scrunched over all winter.
10-15-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By LouC

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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not only make sure the filter gasket comes off but use the mirror and...
10-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By LouC

and always check for leaks both at the oil filter...

and always check for leaks both at the oil filter and fuel filter.
this way no bad surprises at the spring start up
I also write on each filter with a sharpie the date changed.
10-15-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By LouC

With the fuel filter the gasket has to be lubed...

With the fuel filter the gasket has to be lubed with motor oil to keep it from drying out, sometimes you get a bit of aluminum corrosion on the mounting pad and that increases friction to the point...
10-15-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,620
Posted By LouC

No its good to know you are not over-pressurizing...

No its good to know you are not over-pressurizing the pump as long as your fuel lines are safe and meet CG regs. So as long as your lines are safely hooked up you can keep it.
I actually prefer...
10-15-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By LouC

That boat looks to be in very good shape for its...

That boat looks to be in very good shape for its age, and a simple boat mechanically overall. As long as you are comfortable with a single inboard as far as maneuverability, I'd consider it. Make...
10-15-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,620
Posted By LouC

Glad you finally got it. I could not see the need...

Glad you finally got it. I could not see the need for add on electric pumps. I do know that a well set up Quadrajet will work very well. So you had a combination of pressure that was too high and...
10-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By LouC

It depends on how they set up the engine, on some...

It depends on how they set up the engine, on some there is a dipstick tube that goes all the way to the bottom of the pan and is connected to the normal pan drain hole by a banjo bolt. My OMC and...
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