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    Re: Old Crusader O&M Manual

    Look for the 'notifications' pop up after you log in....and we can try that path...
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    Re: Merc 7.4 to Volvo 8.2 SWAP

    Be very cautious with the GLM exhaust parts.....poor quality used to be the norm.....
  3. Re: 1997 350XL TBI raw water pump...risers...?

    It would be good to assess the state of the coolant and change it if required.

    If you can afford it, changing the risers and elbows would be reasonable...if not, inspections would be warranted at...
  4. Re: What's the ideal fuel line for under the cowl? Brand/type?

    "marine applications" is somewhat ambiguous.....30R7 rated hose doesn't comply with the "A1-15" requirements....that said, that hose is for inboard use (or with a permanently installed fuel tank)......
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    Re: Oil pressure gauges.

    If the gauge in the wheelhouse is working, the issue is on the bridge or the wiring connecting the two....unless the two sets of gauges are wired independently.

    It would be good to learn the...
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    Re: Ford 302 - Possibly Wrong Rotation

    Looks like the 302 is pretty complete....
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    Re: 1994 crusader 454 xl tune up kit

    I'm sure your local dealer can get you a 'tune-up kit' if desired....personally, it's usually more economical to get the parts thru aftermarket sources...

    They should use the 'older' Ethylene...
  8. Thread: Buzzard

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    Re: Buzzard

    The buzzer's are typically troublefree - they work or they don't.

    The oil pressure switch is the usually failure item - of the three, that one sees the most cycles, by far.....

    the other...
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    Re: Ford 302 - Possibly Wrong Rotation

    without knowing more details its is hard to answer any of your Q's with any accuracy. knowing what gear(s) is present would help...

    Best bet is to assume the worse case regarding the drive...
  10. Re: Which camshafts to use in 1983 crusader 454xl 350's

    The first order sheet I found had MELLING 22217 and 22218 for the standard production replacements....
  11. Re: Which camshafts to use in 1983 crusader 454xl 350's

    The factory cam is really hard to beat in terms of performance vs efficiency.....It's a standard grind and you can get it for either rotation. There is another cam that has a bit fatter set of lobes...
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    Re: Keeping it cool

    Are you using the 'sniper' box along with an O2 sensor?
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    Re: Crusader 270 weird oil problem

    Pics would help but you may need a few more posts before you can post them directly.

    I'd check the breather hose as that's the most likely source in the carb area....
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    Re: Gear ratio help

    I'm a bit hard pressed to believe you have two RH Merc 330's in the same hull....but I've seen stranger....

    That said, I'd expect you will need new shafts. On the reduction, you have the choice...
  15. Thread: Starters

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    Re: Starters

    On the inboards, I've found the newer gear reduction units are easier to install and remove as well...the motor housing is smaller in diameter, so much so that you can usually put a socket on the...
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    Re: Rookie mistake, need help

    If you pull the plugs and it still won't spin over, then you would be best off pulling the powerhead and disassembling it...especially since it was run under a load...
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    Re: Old Crusader O&M Manual

    I did...the system response was unknown recipient.....huummmmmm
  18. Re: Tamd41b temperature gauge not reading properly

    Hummmm...that won't happen from a marginal wire to the sender....I don't believe there are any popular gauges that can be field calibrated...If you have another engine, you can usually swap gauges...
  19. Re: Tamd41b temperature gauge not reading properly

    which way is the gauge 'off'?
  20. Re: older 4 cylinder mercruiser Identification?

    The manual covering the mid-late 1980's inline four cylinders shows a timing curve consistent with the data provided in Post #6, for the Delco distributor. The Prestolite distributor curves, in the...
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