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    Re: Bravo3 XR question

    Cause Volvo had the patent on the cone clutch... additionally, the cone clutch is more expensive to make and Mercruiser never saw a production corner they didn't cut.
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    Re: 2003 4.3 spark question

    Incorrect installation of the cap or rotor....TBolt caps have a not particularly robust locating/indexing system. Also possible that the center leaf spring contact on the rotor is bent.... and...
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    Re: Winterization Drain Plug Locations

    The plastic ones can beak... I replaced the whole plastic fitting with a brass plug. (when I broke mine!!!)
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    Re: Run DuoProp Rig with Only 1 Propeller

    .... and if you try to run with only one prop, it likely won't move the boat at all.... Think a car's non posi differential/tires with one wheel on the ice.
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    Re: Volvo AQ280 Electric Drive Lift Issues

    Hollmn-moody "Style" intermediate wherein the engine is a standard "bobtail" engine with a Borg-Warner bolt circle flange, connected to a separate extended intermediate housing ( about 4 " longer...
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    Re: Volvo AQ280 Electric Drive Lift Issues

    Likely the PDS is the Holman-Moody extended style and the issue of open vs sealed bearings and lube fitting may apply...
  7. Re: 95 Mercruiser 350 Magnum Tournament Ski engine oil

    FC-W is a specification that establishes minimum performance for both engine oil viscosity (vs temp) and corrosion resistance ( additives) ..... note....minimum levels. Usually a "house brand" is...
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    Re: Chrysler 440 exhaust manifold gaskets

    If your manifolds and "risers" a.k.a. elbows are raw water cooled, the water passage holes in the joint between the manifold and the elbow are usually open, unless in your particular application, the...
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    Re: Drain valve will not tighten

    On mine, the FWC was an aftermarket kit so the broken blue plug drained the block.
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    Re: Drain valve will not tighten

    After accidentally slipping and dropping my foot into the engine bay and breaking off the #$%!! plastic valve, thereby dumping all the non enviro friendly antifreeze out of my FWC engine's block into...
  11. Re: AQ205 & 290DP Primary Drive Shaft bearing - does this need an engine lift?

    If you've never pulled the drive and checked the universals, I'd start there, since replacing the bellows is a routine, every couple of years PM anyway.... BTW...290 drives don't have gimbal...
  12. Re: Michigan Wheel Corp Prop hubs & QuickSilver hub compatibility

    Kept in a HD zip lock bag...
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    Re: FiTech TB Carb

    Not look @ O2 sensor, OK... but do they use engine temp during warmup? ( other than as cold/hot)
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    Re: 4.3 high fuel pressure ?

    Likely does not know the diff between a carb and a TB ?
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    Re: FiTech TB Carb

    re: "Problem is Fitech does not go to closed loop until the engine hits 170 degrees."..... Now that's just lazy...
  16. Re: Seawater in closed coolant circuit. 2003 5.7 Carb Bravo

    Usually, the pressure in the antifreeze side is higher than the raw water side, so seawater into the antifreeze is unlikely... However, a "vacuum" leak may allow sea water into the antifreeze.......
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    Re: 1977 305K losing power

    Get a quote from a service provider per makomark. Some charge outrageous amounts depending, I suspect on the difficulty in disposing of the current fuel in the tank in your particular jurisdiction....
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    Re: paragon problem

    FIRST place to check is at the transmission itself to make sure the lever AT the transmission actually moves into correct detent when you shift gears. Next check fluid level.
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    Re: Mercruiser over prop overheat?

    A big difference is that when Chriscraft built these, the engines are not right up against the transom, but are moved FWD about 4 to 6 inches by a long(er) intermediate housing ... If I have anyone...
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    Re: Mercruiser over prop overheat?

    Running an engine in an "overpropped" condition forces the combustion chamber temps and pressure to run above "normal" limits...valve damage in inevitable. Over heat a possible immediate side...
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