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    Re: Electronic advance

    I'd make sure it had an SAE sticker on it before I'd install it...
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    Re: 454XL Oil Pressure Gauge Issue

    If the sending unit was recently changed, I'd be inclined to say wrong type was selected.

    Swapping gauges is probably easiest test to be sure - you can just swap the SENDER wires with jumpers...
  3. Re: 97 Maxum 5.7L mercruiser engine 2 barrel to 4 barrel question

    lesson learned...hopefully...

    why not fix the shaft vs unloading several Benjamins for another carb?
  4. Re: 97 Maxum 5.7L mercruiser engine 2 barrel to 4 barrel question

    They make adapters to mount a 4 BBL carb on a 2 BBL intake...if you have the vertical clearance, that's one path.

    As suggested by BT, your best 'performance' will come from a 4 BBL intake with a...
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    Re: 454XL Oil Pressure Gauge Issue

    Sounds like the stbd is ok and the concern is with the port side??

    The gagues typically don't work at all if powered with reverse polarity.

    I'd check into it a bit deeper before condemning the...
  6. Re: Best Time, Place, Way to Buy a New Outboard

    Find a dealer with a decent reputation....they are typically responsible for installation and setup of your engine....and they are key to a 'success'....
  7. Re: Wiring Access from Console to Bow on 1993 Bass Tracker Pro V 17

    My buddy has that riveted hull...when we rewired his, we just chased the new wires where the old ones went up front...following the NAV light and the remote TRIM wires...not hard..just tedious....
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    Re: Electronic advance

    I'd say its more of a by-product of aftermarket vs OEM....with the exception of the marine use, the other applications using that distributor use an ECM-controlled timing scheme. I'd bet many...
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    Re: Graymarine Model 135

    check over at oldmarineengine.com...they Gray knowledge base is really over there....around here, I'd say we do well with everything newer than the mid 60's....
  10. Re: 1997 Mercruiser 5.7L carburator throttle plate issue

    longer isn't better...I'd suggest replacement to match what was there regarding materials.

    The screws are typically staked .... locktite should be ok if you properly prep the shaft and screws and...
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    Re: Gas Gauge Pegged

    "pegged past empty" suggests an open sensor lead....
  12. Re: Mercruiser Alpha one Gen one upper half bearing play

    And make sure the new bearings get shimmed properly....
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    Re: 270 Heat Exchanger Advice

    The remnants of the pencil should be just inside the cap....

    Its best practice to use new gaskets whenever the caps are pulled for servicing...its your choice to reuse what you have...if it works,...
  14. Re: help with right hand left hand motors rotation.

    Here's the way engine rotations are described....look at the flywheel...if it spins clockwise, its a RH engine, if it spins CCW, its LH. the LH rotation is 'standard'.

    on the BW inline reduction...
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    Re: mercury the worst purchase I ever made!

    2X...real crappy....with a few integrity issues, too.

    And then there's the whole concern about the break-in procedure.....but that's a context switch...
  16. Re: Finally - pulling the old 454's out on Friday

    I'd be more inclined to use something solid - 6x6's should be stable enough...should make the yard owner a little bit happier as well.

    I'd also have a few 1x4 (or 2x4) pieces just in case ... and...
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    Re: Merc 3.0 Won't Turn Over

    My thought was the neutral switch wasn't closed...so move the shift lever around and then back to the detent...

    could also be time to clean up the main harness connector (engine harness to helm...
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    Re: Merc 3.0 Won't Turn Over

    reseat the shift lever to neutral...
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    Re: Fuel pump issues

    After a bit of pondering, I think there is also a fuel pump relay...they are known to have finite service lives as well...
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    Re: Fuel pump issues

    they have the electric fuel pumps, right?

    if so, it could be the pump is dying or the infamous oil pressure safety switch is on the way out. best way to figure it out is to monitor the +12VDC wire...
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