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04-24-2018, 08:23 PM
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Posted By takemorepills

Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
04-21-2018, 07:02 PM
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Posted By takemorepills

Whoops, OP is from Europe, I believe.

Whoops, OP is from Europe, I believe.
04-21-2018, 04:29 PM
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Posted By takemorepills

Hopefully the Mercury service tech in your...

Hopefully the Mercury service tech in your country are more friendly than the techs in the US. Mercury US doesn't like to help DIYer's, they try and keep all Mercury info proprietary.
04-21-2018, 07:08 AM
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Posted By takemorepills

upgrade to Smartcraft fuel gauge

Previously, my boat was re-powered with an Optimax, but they left the old gauges in.

Last year, I converted by boat over to Smartcraft SC100 tach, SC100 speedo and SC500 display. I didn't convert...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-16-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By takemorepills

Modern small cars are VERY tough nowadays. ...

Modern small cars are VERY tough nowadays.

But, the laws of physics prevail. Jeep vs Smart, I'd rather be in the Jeep every time. Why? (roughly speaking) if 6000 pound vehicle hits 2000 pound...
04-12-2018, 06:58 PM
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Posted By takemorepills

If you look at post 5, the last 2 pics, you'll...

If you look at post 5, the last 2 pics, you'll see a black box with 4 connections on it, one with a yellow blank, it's like a Smartcraft hub (I forgot the word for it). You would run a 10 pin harness...
04-09-2018, 10:19 AM
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Posted By takemorepills

What kind of gauges does your boat have? None are...

What kind of gauges does your boat have? None are Smartcraft, right? If they are, you already have the wiring needed.

Since your boat is originally fitted with an Optimax, you can check the main...
04-08-2018, 10:15 PM
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Views: 6,322
Posted By takemorepills

Yup, the first pic of the longer harness is the...

Yup, the first pic of the longer harness is the paddle wheel, temp, tank 1 and tank 2 harness (6 position connector). If you hook that up also you can get fuel range from the Smartcraft system
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-04-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,375
Posted By takemorepills

On my leased car, the dealer, who is usually very...

On my leased car, the dealer, who is usually very good with me, warned me that they may charge me a diagnosis fee for any problems I brought the car in for that weren't actual. For example, my leased...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-03-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,375
Posted By takemorepills

I didn't see the lease $$ specifics, but if...

I didn't see the lease $$ specifics, but if leasing, why not lease a German vehicle? They are famous for being good for leasing, terrible for buying, and you can get something far nicer than the...
04-03-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,804
Posted By takemorepills

I'm going to bet your fuel tank is shot. I...

I'm going to bet your fuel tank is shot.

I replaced mine 2 years ago. When I smelled "a little bit of gas" in the bilge, I hoped it was the lines, a fitting or a loose filter. Nope, my tank was...
04-03-2018, 09:15 PM
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Views: 3,301
Posted By takemorepills

I have no desire to chase the latest and greatest...

I have no desire to chase the latest and greatest soon-to-be-outdated tech on my boat, nor do I want to deal with constantly needing to update things.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-19-2017, 05:59 AM
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Views: 73,299
Posted By takemorepills

That seat of the pants feeling is misleading. ...

That seat of the pants feeling is misleading.

I was merely pointing out that in the VW world, a GTI (or even a TSI) makes more sense than a TDI. Notice I only compared the GTI to the TDI, didn't...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-19-2017, 05:41 AM
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Views: 73,299
Posted By takemorepills

The quickest TDI are about 3.5-4 sec slower than...

The quickest TDI are about 3.5-4 sec slower than a comparable GTI.
The short duration of low RPM torque in a TDI creates a false sense of swiftness. A GTI can smoke s TDI, even if you limited the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-18-2017, 10:24 PM
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Posted By takemorepills

I don't get the allure of the TDI. I have a...

I don't get the allure of the TDI.
I have a 2016 GTI, it goes like hell and gets 29/39 even with a piggy-back tuner on it.
TDI are slow and use fuel that gets all over and makes a greasy mess....
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-26-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,263
Posted By takemorepills

Needs to be handled as a hate crime.

Needs to be handled as a hate crime.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-25-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,263
Posted By takemorepills

Because the assailants are black, and the victims...

Because the assailants are black, and the victims are white, the authorities should also enhance the charges on grounds of "racism".

If white people did that to black people here in WA State,...
06-23-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 78,333
Posted By takemorepills

The Japanese trucks that pushed Ford and the...

The Japanese trucks that pushed Ford and the other domestics in the early 2000s we're the Titan and Tundra. When the first Titan came out late 2003, it pushed the bar very high at that time.
I can't...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-22-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,569
Posted By takemorepills

Just because you shoot the dog doesn't mean...

Just because you shoot the dog doesn't mean anyone has to know who did it. So what, there's a dead dog on your property? They are not going to go through the cost of running ballistics tests to pin...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-22-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,569
Posted By takemorepills

I'm thinking the same thing. If you're allowed to...

I'm thinking the same thing. If you're allowed to possess a firearm, certainly you're allowed to discharge it under certain circumstances.

The "within City limits" laws usually apply to...
06-13-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By takemorepills

I use this:...

I use this: https://www.amazon.com/Novosonics-Bluetooth-Receiver-Stereo-Adapter-Converter/dp/B01NAXSBGT

BT sound quality is just fine for a boat, even when sitting with engines off. I am running...
06-07-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 78,333
Posted By takemorepills

All they have to say is "when the battery dies,...

All they have to say is "when the battery dies, so does the car".

100K miles is nothing, I put 300K on a 1997 Maxima. My point was in regards to people who keep their cars a long time.
BTW, the...
06-07-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 78,333
Posted By takemorepills

Great for Volts, I guess? Prius, Leaf and...

Great for Volts, I guess?

Prius, Leaf and Honda hybrids ALL need their batteries replaced before 100k, great about your Volt example, but where's YOUR proof that I am wrong? I disregard your...
06-07-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 78,333
Posted By takemorepills

Here's the deal with "efficiency" tricks like vcm...

Here's the deal with "efficiency" tricks like vcm or hybrid cars: it saves the owner a little bit of money during the warranty period. For those who keep a vehicle a long time, these "tricks" end up...
06-06-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 78,333
Posted By takemorepills

Late 2015 I was in the market for a sporty little...

Late 2015 I was in the market for a sporty little daily driver. Honda just released the turbo Civic. I was definitely interested, being a long time Honda fan (of the 90's). Right off the bat the...
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