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Forum: Troubleshooting Today, 10:39 PM
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Posted By ndutton
Where are you measuring the voltage, the...

Where are you measuring the voltage, the alternator output post or somewhere else?
Forum: Fuel System 07-19-2019, 09:08 AM
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Views: 330
Posted By ndutton
From last year . . . ...

From last year . . .
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=110668
Forum: Testing Protocols 07-17-2019, 09:16 PM
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Posted By ndutton
Compression Test Notes

Compression test details from another thread:
Forum: Good Guys 07-16-2019, 11:55 AM
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Posted By ndutton
Our experience with professional A4 mechanics has...

Our experience with professional A4 mechanics has been very poor. Usually you're far better off investing in a Moyer Manual (available on this site) and following the guidance offered on this forum.
Forum: Fuel System 07-16-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By ndutton
I recently went through the same issue, knew when...

I recently went through the same issue, knew when the O ring broke and tried to jury rig a seal by applying teflon tape to the fill plate threads as rain was approaching on a Sunday night. Seemed...
Forum: Electrical 07-15-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By ndutton
The ignition switch has three terminals: B...

The ignition switch has three terminals: B (battery), I (ignition) and S (start).
It's possible the 12V distribution panel is supplied power from the I terminal. If this is the case, simply move...
Forum: Ignition System 07-11-2019, 09:54 PM
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Posted By ndutton
I just cut open a NAPA Echlin 905 coil (IC14),...

I just cut open a NAPA Echlin 905 coil (IC14), 3.5Ω measured resistance prior to the surgery. No such resistor inside.

Here are the innards as they came directly out of the canister
14355


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Forum: Ignition System 07-10-2019, 09:25 PM
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Posted By ndutton
OK Dave, your boat, your choice. I'll...

OK Dave, your boat, your choice.

I'll repeat an indisputable fact that has been mentioned in this and other threads on the subject of electronic ignition. Since recommending the EI...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-10-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By ndutton
I suggest doing the spark test as you start the...

I suggest doing the spark test as you start the engine for practice then again immediately upon shutdown. You'll probably need a helper to operate the starter while you observe for spark.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By ndutton
Negatory - - the engine must be cranked the same...

Negatory - - the engine must be cranked the same as trying to start, ignition on, starter turning. The hot spark plug suggests you have spark however meaning this is probably a fuel related problem....
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By ndutton
Old story I've told here before - - A few...

Old story I've told here before - -
A few decades ago I joined a group for a SCUBA trip to Ensenada, MX, camped at an area known as La Bufadora. We brought two Zodiacs for offshore excursions. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-08-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By ndutton
Now that we know you're in Southern California,...

Now that we know you're in Southern California, our hard growth is not that aggressive so I'm doubting a prop issue. When you said you "checked exhaust aft from engine", exactly how did you check...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-08-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By ndutton
Welcome to the forum and welcome to A4...

Welcome to the forum and welcome to A4 troubleshooting. I have a two-tiered test for you to perform based on your report:

Try running the engine with the fuel fill cap open, well past the normal...
Forum: Ignition System 07-08-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 123,677
Posted By ndutton
Dave, what was the original internal resistance...

Dave, what was the original internal resistance of the VW coil, not what the label or spec sheet said but the real measured resistance? What is your alternator output voltage at over 1000 RPM and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-08-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By ndutton
The symptoms point to an inadequate fuel/air...

The symptoms point to an inadequate fuel/air ratio so what are the possibilities? Partially clogged main jet, intake vacuum leak, fuel contamination, fuel level low in the bowl. Do you have a PCV...
Forum: Exhaust System 07-07-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By ndutton
I think the original fitting would work fine on a...

I think the original fitting would work fine on a FWC A4 with a raw water strainer but no way on a RWC engine because of what you have experienced, rust flakes clogging up the works. Go for the...
Forum: Cooling System 07-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By ndutton
Are you sure that's the only breach?

Are you sure that's the only breach?
Forum: General Interest 07-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By ndutton
I have an old CDI which is why this caught my...

I have an old CDI which is why this caught my attention. It's an interesting piece of gear. Mine does not use the jib halyard but instead has its own on a sheave inside the swivel head. The sail...
Forum: General Interest 07-05-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By ndutton
Do you have a picture of the head swivel? The...

Do you have a picture of the head swivel? The sheave purchase arrangement at the tack and the extrusion look very much like an older Cruising Designs Inc. (CDI) Reefer furler to me. Sorry for the...
Forum: General Interest 07-04-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By ndutton
Before tearing down a good running engine I...

Before tearing down a good running engine I recommend a few tests/checks to be certain the perceived anemia is not because of a simple adjustment

As Joe said earlier, compression test. It alone...
Forum: General Interest 07-03-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By ndutton
Please elaborate. If it's running perfectly,...

Please elaborate. If it's running perfectly, what indications suggest it's tired?

This boat or previous boats?


I think the parts availability for the Atomic 4 is vastly superior to any...
Forum: General Interest 07-02-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By ndutton
Please describe your boat (make model, year,...

Please describe your boat (make model, year, condition) and your interest in it both short and long term. All are important factors pertinent to the advice you seek.
Forum: Cooling System 06-29-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By ndutton
If trying to apply the deflection specification,...

If trying to apply the deflection specification, yes.
Forum: Cooling System 06-27-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By ndutton
It's a two part question: What is the recommended...

It's a two part question: What is the recommended tension and how do you measure it?

Recommended Tension
It depends. Required tension is different for different purposes. For example, an...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By ndutton
Is it really smoke or maybe steam? Have you...

Is it really smoke or maybe steam? Have you previously observed a carbureted engine with a wet exhaust?
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