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    Re: Twin engines die at low RPM underway

    new tubes won't help with the crud, if it exists...
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    Re: Blue Smoke After Season Startup

    2X what Bondo offered up.

    you didn't give any indication of the age or hours on the engines or the maintenance history...so its kind of a guessing game ...
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    Re: Twin engines die at low RPM underway

    the other item to consider, if the anti-syphon valves are ok, if crud in the tank accumulating on the pickup tube's screen...
  4. Thread: No spark

    by makomark
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    Re: No spark

    thanks for the feedback...
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    Re: Old Crusader O&M Manual

    I think its a bit underpowered...but it is what it is...can't comment on what was original equipment vs upgrade on that model.

    good luck!
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    Re: Twin engines die at low RPM underway

    ok...when "... the engines die and will not restart immediately..." do they die simultaneously or in rapid succession?

    Also, once they have died, have you verified lack of spark on both?
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    Re: Metal behind prop shaft seal

    looks like parts from one of the exhaust shutters...
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    Re: Twin engines die at low RPM underway

    Welcome to ME.com...

    you are correct on the alarm system...turns on horn/buzzer only - no shutdown of the engine.

    is there one common fuel tank for both engines or do they each have an...
  9. Thread: batteries

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    Re: batteries

    For starting purposes, assuming your cables are adequately sized and in good conditions, the interstate should work...
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    Re: Old Crusader O&M Manual

    A 32+ footer with a pair of V-6's??? Brave man....email on the way...
  11. Re: Mercruiser 5.7l EFI - Starter Replacement - Yellow/Purple Wire

    Assuming your engine description is accurate, you won't have the "PUR/YEL" wire near your starter....as far as wiring diagrams goes, trust only the factory service data...and then with a grain of...
  12. Thread: No spark

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    Re: No spark

    Kevin:

    Good job on the repair!

    Who's distributor did you put in?? part number?
  13. Re: Detroit Diesel Gray Marine model 371 transmission

    there's a handful of 'smart' people on the old gray marine product line over at oldmarineengine.com that may be able to point you to a gear and parts...there are also a few that have www sites that...
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    Re: Shaft length dilemna

    The one with the collars give you plenty of adjustment range...if you know what you need, its usually worth the drive to see the one you want...make your measurements and give it your test....
  15. Thread: No spark

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    Re: No spark

    I'd agree with CaboJohn on the sealing aspects but the advance curve issue is a moot point because it doesn't apply to an EST distributor.

    So, if you have the old distributor, look for holes that...
  16. Thread: Shout Out

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    Re: Shout Out

    thank you...
  17. Re: 85 PCM 351 losing spark as rpm's increase

    eliminates the switch being an issue...

    did you set the points w/ a dwell meter or feeler gauges?
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    Re: engine weight 360

    if you size things for a working load of 1,000 lbs, you should be fine.
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    Re: Follow up to my V6 voltage testing

    glad to help...happy motorin'....
  20. Re: 85 PCM 351 losing spark as rpm's increase

    ignition switch isn't on your list....and it may be easier to execute a trial with a fused jumper straight to the ballast....

    I would also make sure the timing advance is functioning correctly my...
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