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Forum: Exhaust System Today, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Try standing the manifold upright so the PB...

Try standing the manifold upright so the PB blaster will migrate down along the threads by gravity as you tap on the bolt head.
No promise this will work but it should increase your odds of success....
Forum: General Interest 11-17-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
First off welcome to the forum. You will get...

First off welcome to the forum.

You will get more responses if you start a new thread. Scroll down on the forum home page and you will see "forms" and "discussion topics". Select one - probably...
Forum: Polls 11-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 30,012
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Yes, this is what I do. Each RWC engine is a...

Yes, this is what I do.
Each RWC engine is a bit difference due to the amount of corrosion in the water passages and other factors that affect water flow such as pump output and so on.
My...
Forum: Cooling System 11-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Tighten both bolts evenly in progressive stages....

Tighten both bolts evenly in progressive stages. Do not tighten one bolt max then tighten the other bolt max. Tighten them alternately and in evenly steps to max torque.This could have been the...
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Welcome to the forum. How did the water get...

Welcome to the forum.
How did the water get into the carb? If you clean the carb but don't know how the water got to the carb what will keep it from happening again?
Water in the fuel tank is the...
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Maybe you could use halyard or sheet winch? If...

Maybe you could use halyard or sheet winch? If you could find someone to help grind or tail it should make it a lot easier. Or maybe there is a self tailing winch available.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the...

Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the effort it took to type it. Keep up the good work.


TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Without a battery there will be no electricity...

Without a battery there will be no electricity available to fire the spark plugs when you hand crank.
The ignition system and the other electrical systems on a boat depend on being grounded back to...
Forum: Fuel System 10-29-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
It is just plain he wrong cable. No wonder it...

It is just plain he wrong cable. No wonder it doesn't fit in the hold down clamp.
I would order a new choke cable from MMI that will fit in the hold down clamp correctly.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Cooling System 10-26-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I've never winterized an engine. It seems to me...

I've never winterized an engine.
It seems to me you need the thermostat to be open and the bypass clamped when the antifreeze is drawn into the engine to ensure all the antifreeze goes into the...
Forum: Cooling System 10-23-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Agree a pressure test of the cooling system is in...

Agree a pressure test of the cooling system is in order.

If you left the end of a hose in bucket of water that was higher than the engine while you were gone to get antifreeze a siphon is a...
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 541
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Yes. Assuming the choke and the rest of the...

Yes.
Assuming the choke and the rest of the engine is "set up" correctly and is mechanically sound.
To take it one step further if the engine does not start normally* there is something wrong and...
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I use TFE paste on the side plate and gasket. I...

I use TFE paste on the side plate and gasket.
I use TFE paste on all water threads, barbs, and gaskets. It helps the seal and makes disassembly the next time easier.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Ignition System 10-10-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the...

Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 10-10-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 541
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Starts on the first or second try after sitting...

Starts on the first or second try after sitting for two weeks: I use 6-9 second cranking bursts with a 10 second rest in between trys.
Seems a bit more reluctant if the temp has been under 40...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,851
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Are you sure the choke is all the way open when...

Are you sure the choke is all the way open when you think it is?
A dirty back flame arrestor will cause the same effect.
Is there a PCV valve on the engine?

TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 09-21-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
IMO testing the old plugs would be a waste of...

IMO testing the old plugs would be a waste of time.
If you feel compelled to keep guessing (could it be this?), rather than proceed with a trouble shooting plan, try looking under the distributor...
Forum: General Interest 09-21-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Then I Will

CC:
Next time there is a shutdown or a no start check for spark.
This will tell us which system - fuel or ignition - has the problem.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 09-20-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Do you have points or an electronic ignition? ...

Do you have points or an electronic ignition?
Also do you have a mechanical or electronic fuel pump? The OPSS can fail in a weird manner at times.
Try running with the fuel fill cap loose to see if...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-20-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Weak Spark Plug?

Try swapping the spark plugs around to see if the problem follows the suspect plug to a different cylinder.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 09-19-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Rust-Oleum Hammered copper. TRUE GRIT

Rust-Oleum Hammered copper.


TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-14-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,019
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Let's start a new thread if and when the mechanic...

Let's start a new thread if and when the mechanic gets involved.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,019
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I'm not 100% convinced the engine has a problem....

I'm not 100% convinced the engine has a problem. This post leads me to think the engine runs normally. IMO that is.
The ignition system and the fuel system have two parts. The boat's part and the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-12-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,019
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Step #1: Get rid of the "mechanic". This is...

Step #1: Get rid of the "mechanic".
This is basic troubleshooting. Any "mechanic" should know how to do these procedures. Either the "mechanic" is not to skilled or is taking you for a money...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-11-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,019
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Settle Down

Let's get back to basics. What does the engine need to start and run?
Fuel and spark delivered to the cylinders and compression. A properly functioning choke and correctly adjusted timing.

Fuel:...
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