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    Re: Troubleshot tachometer?

    If you are getting an AC voltage at all ( in the volts range, not mv) , then the "sending" portion of the tach signal system is OK... no need to measure HZ. The output to the tach is not true...
  2. Re: 454 crusader port side exhaust manifold running hotter then starboard manifold

    When you replaced the impeller on the over heating engine was the old one intact?? If not...did you find all the pieces?
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    Re: Troubleshot tachometer?

    Not a good idea to use an ohmmeter on a powered circuit... Move the drive, but shut power off before measuring ohms.
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    Re: 3.0 merc tks idle/stalling issues

    Ethanol in your gas??? I have to take apart my tks carb every other season and use a fine wire ( or number drill) through the venturi jets. Its a bit of a pain as these "jets" are "blind", you...
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    Re: New and have out drive question(s)

    PM me your email address....
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    Re: New and have out drive question(s)

    Going forward... these bellows require routine replacement. Every 2 to 3 seasons for worry free (low cost) boating.... Use Volvo OEM only. For best life, leave drive down when not using the ...
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    Re: 5.0L Target RPM at WOT?

    Ditto... Bt Doctur... You cannot "reprop" your way out of an incorrect reduction ratio.
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    Re: fuel pump not pumping

    No... fuses blow when there is a short or high current draw "downstream" from the fuse... not "upstream" ( between fuse and battery)
  9. Re: No power above idle 2000 Chaparral 252 with 5.7 Mercruiser Bravo III

    VERY easy ( at least for me :-( ) to switch a pair of wires when changing a cap!
  10. Re: No power above idle 2000 Chaparral 252 with 5.7 Mercruiser Bravo III

    Which ignition system.... I never get a third reliable season out of a Thunderbolt high energy distributor cap in a salt water environment... always change it on alternative seasons, if low hour...
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    Re: Water spewing from top cover of A1 G2

    Likely designed that way to allow a less expensive casting process.
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    Re: 1969 AQ130b/250 Tilt wiring diagram

    re: " I was astonished by how hard operating that system without the bot running would be on the batteries. Had to jump it from the truck to keep the tilt motor running through a few test...
  13. Re: Overheating manifolds after installed new

    Are the copper tubes that flow water from the front to the back inside the manifolds installed?
  14. Re: 1988 mercruiser 3.0 with 2000 mercruiser carb and distributor in 2000 model boat stumble off idl

    Just because you see a good stream when you fully cycle the throttle from the accelerator pump does not mean that you are getting the fuel boost as you need it... There are usually three holes on...
  15. Re: Source on aq290a engine exhaust Riser gaskets

    Have you tried this forum's sponsor (Maineengine.com) ??? If they can't supply them, then Monmouth Marine in Brielle NJ, is an old established distributor of Volvo Penta parts... they do UPS ship. ...
  16. Re: 1997 Tournament ski 350 - riser temp range? whats too hot?

    I noticed you replaced the raw water pump... Was the old impeller intact when you removed it?? If not, you need to find the pieces. They like to camp out in the t'stat housing and plug up the...
  17. Re: Volvo Penta SX Cobra throttle control help

    1) NEVER throw old parts away until you a SURE you have solved the problem.
    2) Most throttle assemblies have a choice of holes on the arms that the cables attach to in order to allow different...
  18. Thread: "Fuse Box"

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    Re: "Fuse Box"

    Boats RARELY come with wiring diagrams... You can find wiring diagrams for the engine.
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    Re: 1969 AQ130b/250 Tilt wiring diagram

    I only ever run it under power to get off of uncharted sandbars, i.e. dead slow (idle) reverse. Personally would not like to "bend" the universal joints in two axis, i.e by steering with it tipped...
  20. Re: Alpha 1 O/D will not go down. TRIED EVERYTHING

    As a precaution, I'd drain and flush the hydraulics.
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