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  1. Thread: 62 diesel

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    " Jeff that is always a tough

    " Jeff that is always a tough question to answer as there are so many variables. Depending on use, maintenance and luck you can expect to overhaul or replace after 3000 to 10000 hours. I have seen...
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    " Thanks folks, finally got it

    " Thanks folks, finally got it apart after copious amounts of WD 40, hardwood wedges and swearing. Kim "
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    Trying to remove lower unit f

    Trying to remove lower unit from Red Stripe Merc 50 HP. Have loosened 3 nuts that are visible on lower unit and it wiggles but Im afraid to reef on her. Is there a shift rod or something else to...
  4. " Dan, most differences in Mar

    " Dan, most differences in Marine and Auto engines are external, but some small internal diffs exist. Mostly cam, or in MOPAR make up of block alloy.

    If your boat has twin engines one is most...
  5. Thread: Bad Fuel Gauge

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    " Probably a bad sending unit

    " Probably a bad sending unit or ground. Unhook wire to sending unit and if guage reads empty, then guage is probably OK Check to make sure you have a really good ground. If these are OK then you...
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    " Try replacing the ignition s

    " Try replacing the ignition switch or look for a loose or poor connection where the harness is plugged together. Sound as if a connection is making and breaking at will and I'd bet most of the...
  7. Sounds like a collapsed or we

    Sounds like a collapsed or weak lifter or a stuck valve. Try a compression check on that right bank or pop off the valve cover and have a look see. Good luck. Have you replaced plug wires???Kim
  8. Thread: MERCURY LOWER UNIT

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    "I have a 20 HP merc, not sure

    "I have a 20 HP merc, not sure of year..Contact me direct at [email protected]"
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    " Stainless steel is the compo

    " Stainless steel is the composition of the metal, not whether it is painted or not. There are also several types of stainless steel, which will account for some that will rust. If the prop you have...
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    " Rich, these diesels are basi

    " Rich, these diesels are basically the throw away diesel. A previous post said he had almost 1000 hours on his and no problems.... Thats about half a years use in my territory. I have friends who...
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    Go to the local marine diesel

    Go to the local marine diesel dealers and see if they have anything that will bolt up. Then you can figure out what it will cost you. Look for some one with a good parts and service dept as anyone...
  12. " Virgil, you say it wont cran

    " Virgil, you say it wont crank, do you mean it wont turn over or it turns over and wont start, when in the ocean????Please clarify and Im sure someone on the board has some ideas. Kim "
  13. Thread: Model ID

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    Just acquired a Johnson OB Md

    Just acquired a Johnson OB Mdl CD240 Ser J2787390. It has a 6HP cover but what is it really. Year and HP and what is correct fuel mixture. Thanks for all your help in advance. Kim
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    " Bob, for the money involved,

    " Bob, for the money involved, go to Wal Mart or most any big box store and buy a new plastic generic tank and the appropriate fuel line and connectors. A used tank can be a nightmare at best. Good...
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    " Dave,there is no easy way ot

    " Dave,there is no easy way other than cutting an access hole slightly larger than the tank in the deck above. I assume it is a fiberglass deck??After tank replacement create lips on underside of...
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    Check for loose or corroded c

    Check for loose or corroded connections esp. on ground wires. Sounds as if the power is backfeeding thru an ungrounded item or connection. Also a shot of WD40 in and around the key switch will help...
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    Will check my 1000 pound pile

    Will check my 1000 pound pile but do you know how many different years or other HP models fit?? Where are you located? Kim
  18. Heres my 2 cents of wisdom. G

    Heres my 2 cents of wisdom. Go with whatever is locally serviced. No sense in buying a motor and have to drive 200 miles for parts or service. Kim
  19. Thread: 350 chevy swap

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    " We have discussed this subje

    " We have discussed this subject before and I disagree with pintojeff. Usually marine engines are cast with more nickel in the block to prevent corrosion and most marine heads will have bigger valves...
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    " They work, but are not foolp

    " They work, but are not foolproof. Expect to lose up to 10% of speed. We used to use an old pitch fork held on the lower unit with a hose clamp. Worked great. Kim "
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