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Yesterday, 01:09 PM
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Posted By LouC

If they don't know if they did a leak down test,...

If they don't know if they did a leak down test, get your boat out of there. Idiots. This is standard 4 cycle diagnosis 101. Auto shop kids know this.
Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 267
Posted By LouC

sounds like you've got a great plan for a great...

sounds like you've got a great plan for a great performing boat....
Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By LouC

I looked at this out of curiosity and found that...

I looked at this out of curiosity and found that pacific trailers in cali was selling zinc plated drums. Not sure how well these would hold up but I have zinc plated drums on my surge drum system and...
Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By LouC

Assuming its an F-150 four stroke, sounds like...

Assuming its an F-150 four stroke, sounds like someone should be doing a leak down test first to find out where the loss of compression is coming from. If from the valves, the repair should be...
Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By LouC

People have used all kinds of choices and not had...

People have used all kinds of choices and not had engine failure. Whatever you use....keep an eye on your hot slow idle speed oil pressure reading after coming off plane. Sometimes with multi vis...
03-22-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,656
Posted By LouC

100% right, I also use the Topsider to suck out...

100% right, I also use the Topsider to suck out most of the oil if the pan does not have a drain plug.
03-21-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By LouC

On mine I have the Barr manifolds which are...

On mine I have the Barr manifolds which are really the same casting for both sides, so there is a threaded fitting on each end, with raw water cooling one is the feed and the other is the drain but...
03-21-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,546
Posted By LouC

Beyond the issue of OB vs stern drive power, even...

Beyond the issue of OB vs stern drive power, even though they didn't appear to sell that well (and are not offered any longer) walk arounds in smaller sizes to me would be ideal there due to rough...
03-20-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By LouC

I have looked into this for my OMC Cobra, for...

I have looked into this for my OMC Cobra, for which most of the systems offered were only the half system. It really depends on 3 issues:

1)the flow capacity of the raw water pump, if you call up...
03-18-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,546
Posted By LouC

I'm all for outboard power in salt...

I'm all for outboard power in salt water...BUT....don't try to do it on the cheap....go new or nearly new....if you need some schoolin' then google Yamaha or Suzuki or Honda outboard corrosion....and...
03-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,085
Posted By LouC

Interesting, so nothing to do with the fuel...

Interesting, so nothing to do with the fuel system. Coil breaking down when warm I guess. The odd thing is that I have replaced maybe 2 coils in all the years I've been driving and both were on GM...
03-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By LouC

Now that is great customer service! Nice to hear...

Now that is great customer service! Nice to hear with all the negative we hear in the service industry.
03-18-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,546
Posted By LouC

Well it can be done but the maintenance will be...

Well it can be done but the maintenance will be much more than an outboard, over the years that you own it. Yearly maintenance has to include:
1) pulling the drive, checking the bellows, gimble...
03-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,988
Posted By LouC

The only thing I'd use on the back of an aluminum...

The only thing I'd use on the back of an aluminum wheel going on a stainless rotor face is anti seize for aluminum. Just remove the wheels once a year to re-apply. I've done this on our vehicles with...
03-17-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,656
Posted By LouC

As far as flushing transmissions, this to me is a...

As far as flushing transmissions, this to me is a money maker for dealerships. If I could access one, I'd for sure LOOK in the factory shop manual and see what the MANUFACTURER says about...
03-17-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By LouC

I've had the spindle lube hubs on an axle built...

I've had the spindle lube hubs on an axle built for me by Champion Trailers back in 2004 and I haven't had to change the bearings yet! I did change the seals a few times when I have done brake...
03-17-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By LouC

Interesting. The compression spec seems very low...

Interesting. The compression spec seems very low and the oil pressure spec seems very high. The statement 'for reference only' seems to imply that they can vary a lot from those numbers.
03-17-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By LouC

I believe that Mercruiser had a service bulletin...

I believe that Mercruiser had a service bulletin that covered this problem. You do want to correct it because sometimes dieseling can cause water to get sucked up the exhaust. I've had an OMC rigged...
03-14-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By LouC

My Actron scanner will do that, you pick what you...

My Actron scanner will do that, you pick what you want to monitor and you can watch them switch from rich to lean. O2 sensor operation varies from 0 to one volt. Its basically a min voltage generator...
03-14-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By LouC

If you take it a shop ask them to do the smoke...

If you take it a shop ask them to do the smoke test for leaks and carefully check the wiring connectors. I might try putting in a new set of OE sensors first.
03-14-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By LouC

It depends on what the code is. There is a cat...

It depends on what the code is. There is a cat efficiency code, that will signal a failing converter but those may not be the dtc for that particular problem. ...
03-14-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,549
Posted By LouC

Interesting. I looked up the tread depth of the...

Interesting. I looked up the tread depth of the Endurance tires and it is 8/32nds. Just checking around of various makes of tires, they seem to range from 8/32nds to 12/32nds but most are in the...
03-13-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By LouC

Its a 17 year old I/O. Be careful! Merc I/Os have...

Its a 17 year old I/O. Be careful! Merc I/Os have the best parts availability but at that age depending on maintenance and doing necessary repairs, there could be a LOT wrong, Just to start, if the...
03-12-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By LouC

Also while you’re at it, put some anti seize on...

Also while you’re at it, put some anti seize on the hub and inner face of the rotor; it will make life a lot easier if you have to replace them
03-12-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By LouC

It is probably a bit of salt corrosion between...

It is probably a bit of salt corrosion between the piston and the caliper. There are 2 seals, the first is a dust seal that should keep water out, the second is a square seal that flexes when the...
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