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    Re: mercruiser 289 inboard

    Ayuh,..... Merc never used a 289 Ford, but did use the 302, 'n 351W, both with MC-1 drives,.....

    The broken bit is part of a burnt up, worn out exhaust shutter,....

    Yer drive don't shift...
  2. Re: Could water ears flood a mercruiser v8 if engine not running ?

    Ayuh,..... Not sure what yer askin' here, but proper boat exhaust doesn't drop the water into the exhaust system, til after it's well beyond where it could flow back into the motor's...
  3. Re: Transom shield tab broken, weld, bolt or maybe OK without?

    Ayuh,..... For the same reasons we don't hammer the throttle through a turn, with the drive raised higher that the trim limit,....
    The upper limit is where the drive clears the ears, 'n it becomes...
  4. Re: Transom shield tab broken, weld, bolt or maybe OK without?

    Ayuh,..... All the rust, 'n junk, Used to be cast iron, 'n you won't know where it came from, which could be an extremely thin spot, which if it fails, it'll ruin the motor,....
  5. Re: Transom shield tab broken, weld, bolt or maybe OK without?

    Ayuh,..... I donno 'bout Volvos, but on Merc drives, those tabs keep the drive centered on the transom, so that the torque doesn't twist the drive off,....
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    Re: Repowering with twin Mercruiser 4.5L's

    Ayuh,.... Flywheels are motor specific, not part of the drives,....
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    Re: Repowering with twin Mercruiser 4.5L's

    Ayuh,..... Regardless which way you go, the transom will need to be filled in, 'n recut, atleast wider,....

    'n you might need to build a different motorbox cover as well,....

    V-motors are...
  8. Re: Separating coil/Distributor power from everything else.

    Ayuh,..... Other than the trim tabs, which should be wired to the battery, the other things are normally wired to the ignition circuit,....

    To test yer tech's theory, bring along a long enough...
  9. Thread: Yamaha controls

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    Re: Yamaha controls

    Ayuh,..... It's easier to diagnose from the pump end, with a test light or meter,.....
  10. Re: 2001 4.3 Mercruiser, Fresh bottom end and head rebuild, Stbd Ex Mani cool, Port gets hot

    Ayuh,..... Is the motor perfectly dead level,..??

    Have you replaced the raw water pump impeller,..??

    If yer gettin' water in a cylinder, the spark plug will be brand new Clean,....
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    Re: Quick tricks to diagnose prestolite BID?

    Ayuh,.... Backfirin' through the intake, is usually a sign of a lean condition,.....

    Inspect the contents of the fuel filter, for anything but clean fresh gasoline,....
  12. Re: Inspection hatch install on Fiberglass Bass Boat

    Ayuh,.... It should be Ok,....
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    Re: merc cruiser 5.0 wont turn over

    Ayuh,.... Pull the drive, to see whether it's the motor or the drive,.....
    If it's the motor, pull the spark plugs, 'n try it,....
    Pull the starter, 'n bench test it,....
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    Re: 1974 Silverline With 140 Mercruiser

    Ayuh,.... 1/8" pipe on the reverse lock side, 'n compression fittin' on the line side,.....
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    Re: intermittent charging and fuel issue

    Ayuh,..... Obviously somewhere 'round the wires you jiggled, 'n it started,.....
  16. Re: Trim wont go down. (No signal to the solenoid. How to troubleshoot?)

    Ayuh,.... I've been postin' here, 'n at iboats for decades, 'n yes, I too, miss Don Sindledecker, very, Very much,.....
    Don was a very good friend,.... We spoke on the phone, often,.....
    Yer...
  17. Re: Trim wont go down. (No signal to the solenoid. How to troubleshoot?)

    Ayuh,..... There's only 1 three wire plug on yer trim pump, with a red wire(power), a green wire(down), 'n a blue wire(up),....

    Those wires go to, 'n return from the switch,....
  18. Re: Pulling exhaust manifold while boat is still in the water?

    Ayuh,.... In my experience, the water level is within an inch of the top of the y-pipe, so yes you can,....
  19. Re: Volvo penta outdrive draining under water options?

    Ayuh,...... Use a fill tube fitting,..... 3/8" -16,...
  20. Re: Volvo penta outdrive draining under water options?

    Ayuh,.... The Only way to drain an outdrive is through the bottom plug,.....
    There is no clear path from the top plug, to the bottom,....

    If yer talkin' 'bout the motor, it'd be nice to know...
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