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  1. Re: change over to fresh water cooling,how to prepare an older engine ????

    Ayuh,..... This is usually done when the motor is rebuilt, or replaced with a new motor,.....

    No way to clean it enough, unless completely torn down,.....
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    Re: 454 crusader lagging when 4 barrel opens

    Ayuh,..... Sounds like the carb is goin' lean,.....

    Might need to rebuild it,.....
  3. Re: 1992 mercruiser 4.3 Alpha one thunderbolt 4 system

    Ayuh,.... Or the firin' order on the cap is wrong,....
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    Re: Prop not engaging

    Ayuh,...... Welcome Aboard,...... Whatcha workin' on,..??..??
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    Re: aq140a heat exchanger

    Ayuh,...... I would dremel a little grove in the crack, sand the surroundin' areas, 'n epoxy it,......

    Then start lookin' for another copy of yer motor, used take-out, in New Zealand,.........
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    Ayuh,...... 'bout 150 psi is new,....... 10% / 15% 'tween any 2 cylinders is probably more important,.......
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    Re: Some Winter advice

    Ayuh,...... Was there just a pipe plug in the block, or a mulity piece drain fittin',..??..??

    If just a pipe plug, use a deck screw to dig the crud out, so the block will self-drain,.....
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    Re: Heat exchanger install

    Ayuh,..... 'n that only allows cleanin' the raw water side,.....

    To clean the fresh water side, the bundle has to be unsoldered, 'n removed,......
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    Re: 5.7 with alpha sticks in gear.

    Ayuh,...... This, ^^^, is a good place to start,.....
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    Re: Heat exchanger install

    Ayuh,...... Puttin' a heat exchanger on an already run boat motor won't work,.....

    The crud already in the coolin' passages will plug the uncleanable side of the heat exchanger,...... it'll...
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    Re: engine for boat help please

    Ayuh,..... The V-6 would require new front motor mounts to be glassed into the hull, 'n the drives gear ratio is wrong,......

    The earlier motor might work, if the flywheel is the right...
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    Re: Repair trim cylinder pre alpha 1970 mercruiser

    Ayuh,..... Find, 'n buy a used fresh water set, 'n throw yer's away,.....
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    Re: 96 4.3 backfire at WOT

    Ayuh,....... It's goin' lean at Wot,.....

    Pull the fuel filter, 'n examine it's Contents for anything but clean fresh gasoline,.....
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    Re: Overheating Mercruiser 350 inboard/outboard!

    Ayuh,...... Good luck with that,..... 15" is the smallest pitch prop they make for our drives,......

    If you find a 13" pitch prop, it's for a mid-sized outboard gear case motor,.....
    It'll...
  15. Thread: Drive id

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    Re: Drive id

    Ayuh,..... I'm gonna Guess, that you've got a MC-1, 'n not a TRS,.....
    The look vaguely similar, but the TRS is nearly twice the size of the MC-1,......

    The MC-1 uses 1 of only 2 water pump...
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    Re: Mercruiser Alpha One sterndrive questions.

    Ayuh,..... It's much more likely the p/s cooler has been frozen with water in it, 'n is leakin' water into the fluid,....
  17. Re: 1983 starcraft MR180 center console steering cable

    Ayuh,..... That's how it's done,.....
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    Re: carbrated 5.7 mercuriser alpha 1 drive

    Ayuh,..... Change the fuel filter,.....
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    Re: 81 Fiberform Laser 1610 tonneau cover

    Ayuh,...... Yer not gonna find a pre-fab cover, ya gotta go to a canvas shop, 'n have one made,......
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    Re: 99 3.0 volvo penta..

    Nope,.... You need another 3.0l,....

    Any other motor will require a gear ratio change in the drive,.....
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