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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 185
Posted By Al Schober
Welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of...

Welcome to the wonderful and wacky world of waterlift exhausts! They will back up and flood your engine. Hopefully your waterlift has a drain plug - perhaps a valve for draining is in order. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By Al Schober
I recommend you back off on your fwd adjustment. ...

I recommend you back off on your fwd adjustment. Sounds like the fwd adjustment is MUCH too tight, preventing the transmission linkage from going into fwd.
Similar for the reverse adjustment -...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-22-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By Al Schober
In addition to the reverse cam being...

In addition to the reverse cam being disconnected, the fwd motion isn't going 'over the hump' and engaging the notch.
Recommend you disconnect you shift linkage from the engine, then get the...
Forum: Reversing Gear 06-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Al Schober
Personally, I think I'd leave it. What you want...

Personally, I think I'd leave it. What you want is a snug fit between the key and the shaft, and you have that. A little slop in the coupling is no biggie.
Forum: Ignition System 06-19-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Al Schober
Wow! I've never seen a EI unit do that! You...

Wow! I've never seen a EI unit do that! You wouldn't happen to have a backup set of points/condenser?
Closest I came to that was a trawler I bought with a dead Onan gen set. Opened the control...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-18-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By Al Schober
I modified my reverse cam so it would stay in...

I modified my reverse cam so it would stay in reverse - just added a flat at the fat end of the wedge.
Forum: Exhaust System 06-14-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Al Schober
For the hot section, I'd wrap with a few turns of...

For the hot section, I'd wrap with a few turns of fiberglass tape. I'd cover that with sheet metal (soup can) held by a couple of hose clamps. If after the water injection, I'd use rubber hose.
Forum: General Interest 06-05-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Al Schober
Nice job. I had to cut 1" off the bottom of my...

Nice job.
I had to cut 1" off the bottom of my mast (Tartan 30). Metalmast in Putnam, CT (now out of business) made me a new step out of aluminum plate - anodized after welding/fab. At the time,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-29-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Al Schober
Glycol should be on the 'outside' of the HX, and...

Glycol should be on the 'outside' of the HX, and should be fine. Raw water (sea water) runs through the tubes, and these are accessible for cleaning after removing the end caps.
Cleaning method is...
Forum: Introductions 05-28-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By Al Schober
Regarding that engine in Chester, MD - I've NEVER...

Regarding that engine in Chester, MD - I've NEVER seen an A4 with a 'Velvet Drive' transmission. Suspect the seller is suffering from 'photo mixup'. Which also makes me leery of the first picture. ...
Forum: Cooling System 05-28-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Al Schober
I'm sure my heat gun would be in my tool kit for...

I'm sure my heat gun would be in my tool kit for this job. Put the impeller cavity up, put the heat to the area by the bearing, and it might just drop out.
Forum: Ignition System 05-25-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Al Schober
Trevor, My first thought is that you're dealing...

Trevor,
My first thought is that you're dealing with corroded wiring and poor connections. Don't know your boat, but is there by chance one of those trailer connectors in there somewhere?
If you...
Forum: Fuel System 05-25-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Al Schober
Don's kit has everything you need except sealant....

Don's kit has everything you need except sealant. I like the brown permatex for fuel connections.
If you're doing this addition, you may also want to consider adding a pressure gauge at the inlet...
Forum: Fuel System 05-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Al Schober
Now you need an oil pressure safety switch to be...

Now you need an oil pressure safety switch to be safe (and legal).
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-21-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Al Schober
I've used a box wrench and just tapped it with a...

I've used a box wrench and just tapped it with a hammer (low cost impact wrench). Avoid adjustable or open end wrenches.
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-17-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,588
Posted By Al Schober
While you have the head off, make sure those...

While you have the head off, make sure those cooling passages in the block (between the valves and the edge of the block) are clear. They go straight down a short way, then take a turn fwd or aft to...
Forum: Electrical 05-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Al Schober
I had problems using the alternator foot for...

I had problems using the alternator foot for grounding. The problem was identified when I checked the voltage between the block and the alternator case with the alternator charging. I added a...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Al Schober
From your description, it's not clear to me...

From your description, it's not clear to me whether the alternator or the regulator has failed. The purpose of the regulator is to send current to the field windings in the alternator. If the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-13-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Al Schober
The key to getting water out of the tank is to...

The key to getting water out of the tank is to take a suction on the very bottom of the tank. The fuel pickup for the engine does NOT go to the bottom of the tank.
Access to the bottom of the tank...
Forum: Cooling System 05-13-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Al Schober
Curious if there were any blades missing from the...

Curious if there were any blades missing from the old impeller? A broken blade will go downstream and cause a clog.
Time to start disconnecting hoses and see where you have flow or don't have...
Forum: Cooling System 05-09-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Al Schober
My experience is different from Joe's. I...

My experience is different from Joe's.
I added the heat exchanger, found out I needed a new coolant pump for the glycol (old Oberdorfer was leaking, installed the Moyer pump) and ran for several...
Forum: Cooling System 05-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Al Schober
First challenge is to get the temperature down. ...

First challenge is to get the temperature down. After you do that, you can get it back up where you want it. Remove the thermostat and close off the bypass (you can just pinch the hose with vise...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-08-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Al Schober
Always a good feeling to accomplish something...

Always a good feeling to accomplish something yourself - without farming it out.
Forum: Cooling System 05-03-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Al Schober
I had one heat exchanger (Onan gen set) where I...

I had one heat exchanger (Onan gen set) where I actually had to drill out the tubes! Took a special order long drill bit. Once open, I used a wire brush (cleaning brush from the gun shop) to get...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-03-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Al Schober
Well, you've posted it 'for sale' here which is...

Well, you've posted it 'for sale' here which is good. Another place I'd post it is Craigslist.
You should also think about an asking price. I would consider $250 to be an attractive price -...
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