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Forum: General Interest 07-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By infy
Funny you mention that.. It takes a bit of...

Funny you mention that.. It takes a bit of cranking to start it. I've never got it to start with 100% choke. Or 0% choke... 20%-40% seems to be the sweet spot. WOn't start with throttle up.. seems to...
Forum: General Interest 07-10-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By infy
Thanks. I thought that it could be an idle...

Thanks. I thought that it could be an idle adjustment. Doesn't sound like it, eh?
Forum: General Interest 07-10-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By infy
A little choke needed to start and run?

I need about 20% choke to start and run the engine. Even after completely warmed up. If the engine is hot (~180*) and I kill the choke the engine will stall. At nearly any throttle. So some choke is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-26-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By infy
Thanks everyone! I was worried I may have to yank...

Thanks everyone! I was worried I may have to yank the engine back out of the boat :eek:
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-26-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By infy
Reverse gear making a scary noise

I've never had an A4 engine before so I just want to make sure I installed this one properly.

My forward gear clicks in to a position.

Reverse has no click. The shift control just travels...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
Oh yeah, I filled the cylinders with marvel...

Oh yeah, I filled the cylinders with marvel mystery oil... I think there's still some dripping off the ceiling!

No more water coming in.. they should be drying now. I'll put the plugs back in and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
I'll check on it. I'm also wondering if its...

I'll check on it. I'm also wondering if its because I had the raw water on while turning the engine over yesterday diagnosing other things. I may have filled the exhaust with water and it backed up...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
Somehow raw water is going up the exhaust and in...

Somehow raw water is going up the exhaust and in to the exhaust manifold. I loosened the flange from the manifold and it drained.

Could be pretty catastrophic... what causes that?
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
I would suspect head gasket but... I put...

I would suspect head gasket but... I put antifreeze in. It seems to be raw water coming out.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
Holy ****. As soon as I took the spark plug out...

Holy ****. As soon as I took the spark plug out there was a fountain of water out the cylinder.

It hasn't stopped pouring.

I did not turn it over today... there's still a snowball's chance...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
I'm going to check that first. There's one...

I'm going to check that first.

There's one more thing I should mention... Even after the engine is to operating temp.. about 160* (FWC).. I still have to use the choke to start it. It won't start...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
I can't tell here... the water is just too murky...

I can't tell here... the water is just too murky at the marina. I think it's safe to assume the boat has not left the slip in at least 2 years. I see a ft or 2 of the bottom and it's pretty green and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-22-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By infy
Just one more problem... engine stalls in forward gear

Having conquered one issue after another... there appears to be one more complication. It lugs and dies in forward. Sometimes it will just barely keep running.

Wide open throttle. Engine to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-19-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By infy
Getting it dialed in. Sounding much better! I'm...

Getting it dialed in. Sounding much better! I'm about to replace all the spark plugs and the thermostat while I'm at it.

Meanwhile, does anybody know what water pump this is?
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-18-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By infy
Thanks for the comments. When it first fired up I...

Thanks for the comments. When it first fired up I was concerned because there's a lot of racket. I'm hearing an intermittent squeak, there's a ton of tapping, and the exhaust leak wasn't helping....
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By infy
How does my A4 sound?

Hey guys, thanks for all the advice on the project. I finally have the new engine in! Nearly done.

Just did a test start and it fired up instantly. No hesitation.

A few notes...

The exhaust...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-16-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By infy
Did you try an impact wrench? It just worked...

Did you try an impact wrench?

It just worked for me. I was able to free 6 engine mount nuts which were seized to the bolt thread. By hand, I could turn the nuts but the assembly would rotate with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-16-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By infy
Brilliant idea with the basketball! I hear...

Brilliant idea with the basketball!

I hear you saying just cut it off and replace. That's pretty sound. I wish there was a bolt I could grab at the bottom to hold it down so I could put an impact...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By infy
Removing corroded engine mounts

The top nuts on my adjustable engine mounts had seized. It rotates the entire bolt assembly when turned.

So I can not remove the mount from the engine block...

Besides soaking it with...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By infy
The inlet/outlet on the exchanger isn't import,...

The inlet/outlet on the exchanger isn't import, right?

I don't see any markings and can't find the model online.

The A4 replacement is plumbed as original pump for antifreeze and aux belt for...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By infy
Found this helpful drawing ...

Found this helpful drawing
http://www.atomic4.com/detfwcelec.htm
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-14-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By infy
Fresh water cooling install

My replacement A4 came with bits for a fresh water cooling system.. it was previously installed in another boat before that owner decided to go with an electric conversion.

It doesn't look like...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-13-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By infy
I'm very surprised by how much the propshaft...

I'm very surprised by how much the propshaft could move off axis while it remained attached to the engine.

I'm hoping this isn't a sign of a nightmare when I finally have it on a sling to wash and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-12-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By infy
As Borat would say... great success. All you need...

As Borat would say... great success. All you need is some pb blaster, a shank, and big hammer.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-12-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By infy
Wow this thing won't budge a millimeter. It will...

Wow this thing won't budge a millimeter. It will turn and rotate the transmission with it... but just won't give any at all.

Any ideas? Even if it was a zinc it would move at least a little,...
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