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  1. Re: Chrysler LM318 Runs Rough after Restart

    after restart, does the roughness dissipate after a period of time?
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    Re: Heat Exchanger inlet vs outlet temps

    Agreed that it can be a challenge....on the health side, besides the cooling function, I usually suggest a good visual inspection under the end caps and pressure test....its no guarantee but about...
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    Re: mercrusier 1987 470 voltage regulator issue

    follow the water hose from the transom assembly....the regulator should be the first thing going forward, towards the heat exchanger....
  4. Re: Chris Craft lancer 350 Q starter problems

    I'd call ARCO marine and ask them...they are the big guys in the marine alternator & starter business...
  5. Thread: v drive help

    by makomark
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    Re: v drive help

    there should be two plugs on the top of the v drive, offset from the centerline a couple inches. the factory dipstick usually looks like a square head pipe plug. the breather is usually what you...
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    Re: Twin engines die at low RPM underway

    based on these revelations, I'd thinking you recently acquired this hull so there are a lot of unknown?

    The factory line size accounts for a reasonable number of fittings and most use 1/4" NPT...
  7. Thread: v drive help

    by makomark
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    Re: v drive help

    if its a 4500 series, it swill be happy with SAE 80W-90 gear oil....and the manual says to only fill to the FIRST mark on the dipstick. you can fill it thru the breather or the dipstick.

    I haven't...
  8. Re: PCM inboard engine tbi fuel flow diagram

    visit this site:
    https://www.planetnautique.com/CorrectCraftManuals/2007/20075.05.7.pdf

    and it should give you the whole parts manual for your engine...
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    Re: '95 350 Mag TBI: How to clean TBI?

    If you are happy with how the engine is running, stay true to your philosophy.

    If the injectors are malfunctioning, I've found it is best to send them to a shop that cleans them ultrasonically and...
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    Re: Heat Exchanger inlet vs outlet temps

    I usually worry more about the rise on the raw water side.... 50 deg F rise is a sign of a healthy cooling system on a full FWC Big Block at cruise....60 deg F rise is max I use before its time to...
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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...
  14. 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...
  19. 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...
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