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    Re: 1977 305K losing power

    The tanks can usually be cleaned...if you have easy access to the tank, you may want to try to remove it.

    Many times, its easier/quicker to take it to a service provider and have them clean it and...
  2. Re: 97 Maxum 5.7L mercruiser engine 2 barrel to 4 barrel question

    bolt on??? with the correct adapter...
  3. Re: Sherwood E-35 Pump rebuild newbie questions

    I'd never try to install one with a slide hammer....best done with a mandrel and a press...the trick is to start the bushing into the bore squarely and maintain uniform pressure...

    for the...
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    Re: 454XL Oil Pressure Gauge Issue

    The engine doesn't care about which sender is used...only the gauge. The 'US Standard' uses the 240-33 ohm senders for most gauges.

    They also offer dual station (like upper and lower gauges at...
  5. Re: mercury 225HP optimax - Can't remove prop/hub

    try lifting up the tabs of the tabbed washer so they are ALL free from the grooves in the splined washer and then hit it with an impact wrench...

    and it does appear the hub has spun...
  6. Re: AGM battery, thinking about adding a Boost/buck converter inline with my J90 charging system

    Much better choice with the up/down type of regulator.

    Only item I'd be leeery about with that one is it appears to be limited to 10 amps...as long as you know about it, and plan for it, you...
  7. Re: AGM battery, thinking about adding a Boost/buck converter inline with my J90 charging system

    The link you posted is for a step down converter....i doubt it will work for your intended application without some major modifications..big reason is the stator/rectifier doesn't produce sufficient...
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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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  13. 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'....
  14. 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....
  17. 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....
  19. 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,...
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