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    is it a hino or?

    Folks.....looking at a 1983 Bayliner with reported Hino engines, but when I check out the engines, I notice a big Hino stamp on top of engine, yet engine model tag is CM 655 NA, which I take to be...
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    8D life expectancy

    Guys and gals......what would you deem to be the normal life expectancy of an 8D dual purpose deep cycle/starting battery? Mine are 3 years old, always on the charger on shore power when away from...
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    oil for 250 hp hinos and rpm

    sorry for kind of info lacking question.....with regard to an early 90's vintage 250 hp hino, what type of oil is recommended and what is the capacity? Also, what is wot rpm for purpose of seeing if...
  4. Re: help concerning pencil zincs/trans cooler....old school

    Hi Mark....having trouble uploading/attaching pics again. Affirmative on the u shaped cooler on harmonic end of engine. Those pencil zincs are ok. easy access, recently changed. The ones in question...
  5. help concerning pencil zincs/trans cooler....old school

    Hi folks.....this might be an issue requiring some "experienced" members to help with. 1970's vintage Crusader Thermoelectron conversion.  454's, thermoelectron trans and v drives. I have the...
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    Re: which gear oil for v drives

    I could probably leave it alone. port side drive is right at the "max" line on the dipstick. Starboard is between "min" and "max" on the dipstick but closer to "min". All fluids are clean and clear...
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    which gear oil for v drives

    I have old (70's vintage) thermo electron (warner gear) v drives. the tag on them says APG 90 lubricant, which I am knda guessing means all purpose gear oil 90w......Is that stuff readily available...
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    Re: Need help cruising home on one engine

    sounds like you are catalina bound from newport or long beach. If it were me, I'd make the trip but run it slow and easy, take your time. Make sure you have vessel assist just in case. make sure your...
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    fuel tank life

    dub question that probably nobody can definitively answer, but just for conversation....

    What is the life expectancy of an aluminum fuel tank? I know of boats that are famous for tank failure...
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    Re: question on v drive fluid

    thanks Mark. I will check it out.
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    Re: question on v drive fluid

    thank you
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    Re: question on v drive fluid

    thanks willow...do you by any chance have a pic of your v drive? do you notice the large hex on the top left side of mine in photo? btw, so far (only owned the boat for the past 18 months of its 40...
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    Re: question on v drive fluid

    I can always count on you, Mark. I'm guessing the APG90 translates to "all purpose gear" 90??? I will hunt some down. Yes, I could add it thru dipstick if I had to. I was hoping that hex head on top...
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    question on v drive fluid

    I've got late 70's vintage crusaders with Thermo Electron transmissions and Thermo Electron v-drives.
    All the fluids look very clean but I want to add a tiny amount of fluid to my port side v drive....
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    Re: mysterious exhaust smoke

    That's an interesting theory, but my raw water intakes are only about 8" apart. Only one engine spit the weird smoke. I will check the plugs as Johnny suggested , and scratching my head at what else...
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    mysterious exhaust smoke

    Folks, on my older raw water cooled 454's, they have been running great and still so but.......last weekend when putting around about 1500 rpms, I noticed a never before seen darkish brownish grayish...
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    Re: Need help cruising home on one engine

    I have missed what vintage the engines are. I am curious, I have older Crusader 454's as well but mine have oil coolers between the sea water pump and the thermostat. I don't see in his pics. Were...
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    fuel consumption report

    gang...just throwing this out there for fun really. I know that 454 fuel burn can be an issue of concern sometimes. I know for me it is. Past weekend I decided to run my 32' sportfisherman over to...
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    Re: Fireboy M-2A fume detector

    Hottoddie....thanks for that feedback. Yes, one time I arrived At the boat to hear the alarm chrpubg and no fumes evident. I like having the fume detector on board for obvious safety reasons, so I...
  20. Re: How cold is TOO cold for a raw water cooled 5.7?

    Hi socal buddy...your engines and routine sound almost identical to mine. I also have twin raw water cooled 454s that were original in 1976. My best guess from paperwork on board shows last overhaul...
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