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  1. Re: Gear Oil leaking from lower unit - 84 Alpha One Mercruiser

    AFter reading your post, I looked in the upper unit after removing the lower unit and saw a broken ring with a spring hanging across the shaft hole.

    Then I got looking around and I found the...
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    Re: Hull fiberglass repairs of narrow scrapes

    I went to my local marine shop and he said it was just the gel coat and sold me this stuff named Hi-Bond. Anyone have any experience with this?
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    Re: Hull fiberglass repairs of narrow scrapes

    Any recommendations on the epoxy and filler?
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    Hull fiberglass repairs of narrow scrapes

    I have some small scrapes in the bottom of the boat. I haven't done anything about them but recently decided it's time to tackle this project. In the attached image, what would be the best? I...
  5. Gear Oil leaking from lower unit - 84 Alpha One Mercruiser

    I have never noticed before if this is a problem or not as the boat is typically stored on a lawn, but now that my boat has been in the driveway this summer I've noticed I've got gear oil leaking...
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    Re: 84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    I know, I know - 2 years later and now he's posting! After a lot of diagnosing and bandaging, I found many culprits. 1) that wire the previous owner had replace was giving 12 volts. 2) the...
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    Re: 84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    No secret, they had just wired an additional wire to the ignition coil from the accessory switch I think so they could start it in case they lost the keys in the drink. I think that may have been...
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    Re: 84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    Update - I replaced the condensor and she fired right up. I have a suspicion though that I may have found the cause while replacing the condensor (due to previous owners wiring) that may have played...
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    Re: 84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    I've been replacing every year! That's why I want to put in a conversion kit!
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    Re: 84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    Are you saying I can't use a conversion kit? I don't think I have a kill switch but maybe, how could I tell? I replaced the points and gapped but still no spark. It's also a brand new wire. I...
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    Re: 84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    Thanks, I'm going to try a new condensor then. Those are also only a couple of bucks. After I posted this last night though I got to searching around and saw the conversion kit. Is there any merit...
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    84 Mercruiser InLine 4 140

    I have the 84 Mercruiser In Line 4 Cylinder 140 HP motor. 3 years ago when I went to start it up after the winter, I couldn't get a spark from the ignition coil. I was told that replacing the...
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