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  1. Re: Just a beware thread for mercruiser inboard newbs

    Some years ago while at dockside, I slipped and dropped my foot down into the bilge and broke off the $%## blue plastic drain single point plug dumping most of the antifreeze from my engine into my...
  2. Re: OMC Cobra to Volvo Penta SX, what transom pieces fit?

    See PM
  3. Re: AQ131a with Solex carb (old style) just won't stay running unless at 2000 rom

    Make sure all ignition components are 100%, especially the dwell on the hopefully new points. I seem to remember some time ago discussions about replacing the less-than-user-friendly Solexes with...
  4. Re: Re-powering a 1964 Shepperd 26 foot cruiser

    https://www.michiganmotorz.com/5-7l-complete-engine-package-sport-pac-inboard-or-v-drive-replacement


    If running in salt water, pay the extra for a " closed cooling kit"....
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    Re: Volvo 225D Engine Change. Help?

    You would be better off starting a new thread ( see "Post New Thread" button) instead of tacking this request on to a non related 11 year old topic.
  6. Re: help identifying sterndrive for volvo 6.0

    There should be an adjustment procedure somewhere on line for free for the SX drive. Lacking one, disconnect the shift cable at the drive from the shift arm. Put the throttle @ helm in N detent...
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    Re: Spun Prop Hubs!

    I'm running 260 HP thru 280 drives which internally are almost identical to the 290s with bigger diameter props and no spun hubs issues. Mfg info usually stamped on props. When you have them...
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    Re: Spun Prop Hubs!

    Whose props are you using? Presumably it's a 280 drive. I only use Michigan props ( 15x17) on a 23 ft 2 ton Deep V cuddy cabin. . Volvo OEM are OK and I think they are made by Michigan. ...
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    Re: Mystery Bolt!?

    re: " the icon on the top is slightly different" meaningless for your purposes.
  10. Re: LEVER-THROTTLE For mercarb 2 Barrel 3.0 carburetor

    any number of ebay vendors for that, some @ a discount w/free shipping. However if you are set on a local Seattle pickup, I'd search online for Mercruiser dealers near you and call them to see if...
  11. Re: 1980 searay 260 sterndrive issue. Slips

    How did you test for a spun prop?
  12. Re: LEVER-THROTTLE For mercarb 2 Barrel 3.0 carburetor

    Which part on this diagram?

    https://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercruiser-sterndrive-parts/30lx-gm-181-il4-19961997/0f604000-thru-0k999999/carburetor-mercarb
  13. Re: AQ131a with Solex carb (old style) just won't stay running unless at 2000 rom

    On my Honda, It was in the "low speed circuit".
  14. Re: AQ131a with Solex carb (old style) just won't stay running unless at 2000 rom

    If you use ethanol laced gas... It can and does leave a hard deposit in small passages in carbs that no cleaner I've ever tried or air hose will clear... only mechanical removal, i.e. wire or small...
  15. Re: How do you separate DP290 intermediate unit from lower unit

    re: "... removed the upper transmission to get serviced and rebuilt professionally for me...."
    What EXACTLY was wrong with the upper?
  16. Re: How do you separate DP290 intermediate unit from lower unit

    What condition was the drive oil in? was there any drive oil in it??? If you go the lower unit replacement route, note that the drives are tailored for use with 4,6 or 8 cylinder engines by the...
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    Re: 1987 Sunrunner VP DP 290?

    pm me your email address... I have an electronic copy of the OEM Volvo 280/290 drive shop manual. The oil in the bellows is from a failed seal on the drive itself.
  18. Re: How do you separate DP290 intermediate unit from lower unit

    If you have the lower unit removed and the prop shaft does not move you have an issue. Did you check to see if there is fishing line wrapped around the prop shaft? The "line cutter" is not...
  19. Re: How do you separate DP290 intermediate unit from lower unit

    These should be enough info in the manual to help you with your 280/290 question...
  20. Re: help identifying sterndrive for volvo 6.0

    Don't bother unless you are just curious. The P/N on the drive won't tell you how long the cable has to be....or for that matter what the fitting end option is on the control end of the cable. ...
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