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Forum: Troubleshooting 04-29-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By Mo
I've done them removing all the plugs as...

I've done them removing all the plugs as well...but since you had those two wet cylinders that's your problem area I think. It will be easy and I think you will hear air hissing. I've done some...
Forum: Fuel System 04-29-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By Mo
I haven't worked on a merc but my own Suzuki had...

I haven't worked on a merc but my own Suzuki had a similar problem when I first got it. Couldn't find the problem for the longest while...turned out to be a fuel filter installed backwards. Turned...
Forum: General Interest 04-29-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Mo
2 cents

I you are re-honing the cylinder walls I'd do new rings. You have it down that far. Did you look at the bearings and see how they looked? Pay particular attention to the bearings and where they...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-29-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 957
Posted By Mo
Not sure if you test the exhaust manifold or not....

Not sure if you test the exhaust manifold or not. By the sounds of things you have enough water getting into the base pan to notice a leak the old fashioned way. I saw you had water in two...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-14-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By Mo
Check compression, especially if it has been...

Check compression, especially if it has been sitting a while. Some will start with partially sticking valves but just have nothing and die on throttle up. Worth a check. Many overlook this until...
Forum: Fuel System 01-06-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Mo
What happens is that after a long period of time...

What happens is that after a long period of time gas will leave a coating of varnish on the tank. Sometimes boats were left for months with half a tank etc and with mooring wave action the gas would...
Forum: Cooling System 01-06-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Mo
Yeah, I wish I was down there as well Edward. We...

Yeah, I wish I was down there as well Edward. We have about 4 club members in the Caribbean this winter. Most leave the boat there, have it hauled out in summer and fly back to Canada. A couple of...
Forum: Cooling System 01-05-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Mo
cold start was OK

Mine is on the hard. It was -5C (23F) the other day and I put the carb on, fired it up and ran it for about 15 seconds. I turn the engine over every month or so to ensure no sticking valves etc. ...
Forum: General Interest 01-05-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,581
Posted By Mo
Nova Automotive could check it all out for you. ...

Nova Automotive could check it all out for you. They've also rebuilt a few as well that I know of.
Forum: Cooling System 01-01-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Mo
Do not dilute any antifreeze that says not to. I...

Do not dilute any antifreeze that says not to. I use auto antifreeze and here in Nova Scotia I wouldn't dare use anything but.

So what I do is buy a gallon of auto antifreeze, not the premix. ...
Forum: Cooling System 01-01-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Mo
To answer a few of your questions. 1. The...

To answer a few of your questions.

1. The pic of the 3 way valve is in the pic.
2. It looks to me that the intake thruway valve, the one where it goes through the boat, has a handle missing. ...
Forum: Fuel System 12-01-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mo
Agree completely that: 1. ensure no ignition...

Agree completely that:
1. ensure no ignition sources
2. replace that filtering system and recheck so that you ensure no leaks. Spend some time and replace the rubber lines if there are any as well...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,538
Posted By Mo
Thank you, I hope it makes your life easier come...

Thank you, I hope it makes your life easier come launch time.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-04-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Mo
I agree with Neil. Generally if there is a leak...

I agree with Neil. Generally if there is a leak into the combustion chamber from either a head gasket or the exhaust manifold you should find a plug or two that may look very clean. When I say...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-04-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Mo
If there is antifreeze in it you might smell the...

If there is antifreeze in it you might smell the antifreeze. If not, well the loss is very minor and not likely the cause of the white smoke.

Here's something that does happen in spring and fall....
Forum: General Interest 11-04-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Mo
That sun drops out pretty quick once on the...

That sun drops out pretty quick once on the ocean's horizon. Puts it in perspective just how quickly this ball we are riding is actually spinning. When I was at sea on ships I loved to watch...
Forum: General Interest 10-10-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mo
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: General Interest 10-02-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Mo
What, OCD??

Oh yeah...I'm like that with most things...always looking to improve things that matter and I have to say I don't sweat other things. Not only engine related but other things as well.

a few...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-22-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,534
Posted By Mo
Nick, if you like you can give me a call and I...

Nick, if you like you can give me a call and I might be able to drive over and have a listen to it for you. 483 8524
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-06-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mo
Check the oil and see if there are signs of water...

Check the oil and see if there are signs of water there...grey oil, bubbles on dipstick, increase level. A little more history on the engines last time running would help. Did it overheat, how long...
Forum: Reversing Gear 09-06-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mo
Will only take about an hour to remove, clean and...

Will only take about an hour to remove, clean and relap valves. Joe, remember the guy that helped you rebuild the engine in the boat you sold...he should be able to do that in no time. It's a good...
Forum: Reversing Gear 09-06-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mo
Will only take about an hour to remove, clean and...

Will only take about an hour to remove, clean and relap valves. Joe, remember the guy that helped you rebuild the engine in the boat you sold...he should be able to do that in no time.
Forum: Good Guys 09-04-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mo
Could be a few things causing this as mentioned...

Could be a few things causing this as mentioned above. Was there any blue smoke out the exhaust. If not a good tune up might be in order. A clean bottom makes a difference, carb leaned out, clean...
Forum: Alberg 09-03-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,045
Posted By Mo
Greg, I have a 3 blade 12/7 pitch prop. I have...

Greg, I have a 3 blade 12/7 pitch prop. I have to do the same thing. I come into the marina make my last turn into my row and go to neutral...coast dropping off speed and turn for my slip at 2...
Forum: General Interest 09-03-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Mo
Hi Sam, Those are good pumps. When I bought...

Hi Sam, Those are good pumps. When I bought that pump and installed it I hadn't even heard of MMI. I'd bought the boat, refurbished or replaced just about everything on it in 2007. Being half...
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