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Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 189
Posted By tenders
Add "blocked exhaust" to the list of potential...

Add "blocked exhaust" to the list of potential issues we've seen here with those symptoms.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-21-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By tenders
I would observe that your symptoms are consistent...

I would observe that your symptoms are consistent with an embarnacled prop. This happens to us in the Northeast starting in early September, if the prop hasn't been cleaned since a May launch. It...
Forum: Ignition System 06-19-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By tenders
Another ďwow.Ē I didnít know EI even COULD fail...

Another ďwow.Ē I didnít know EI even COULD fail that way. Which EI was it, and how did it happen?
Forum: Fuel System 06-18-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By tenders
The jet is soft brass and will easily drill out...

The jet is soft brass and will easily drill out starting with small bits. Thatís the good news.

However, the bad news is that the surrounding metal is soft aluminum, also easily drilled.

I...
Forum: Fuel System 06-17-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By tenders
I had the same problem, except the carb wasn’t...

I had the same problem, except the carb wasn’t working correctly, and ended up replacing the carb to avoid the possibility of an imperfect fix and more downtime in season. Years later I decided to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-16-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By tenders
I would suggest cutting the nuts off using an...

I would suggest cutting the nuts off using an oscillating saw with a "bimetal" blade. The saw can be cheap (ie, Harbor Freight, $20) but buy good blades elsewhere.

Another idea: push a deflated...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-13-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By tenders
Maybe the moral of the story here is that you...

Maybe the moral of the story here is that you should disconnect the shaft first? I bet that would have come off without a second thought had you goosed the engine in reverse with the bolts out,...
Forum: Ignition System 06-11-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By tenders
I read up on graphite a little - get as much of...

I read up on graphite a little - get as much of that stuff out of your distributor as possible and take the can off the boat. It is conductive and promotes galvanic corrosion. Ainít nobody got time...
Forum: Ignition System 06-10-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By tenders
Isnít graphite conductive? I donít use that...

Isnít graphite conductive? I donít use that lubricant anywhere except on locks. Plus, itís super messy. That might explain some of the shorting going on.
Forum: Cooling System 06-10-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By tenders
Great find, edwardc. A bearing puller is an...

Great find, edwardc. A bearing puller is an incredibly satisfying tool to use in situations like this - especially a cheap one! I would not have guessed HF offered one small enough for this purpose -...
Forum: Ignition System 06-10-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By tenders
So your engine runs, but not in gear, and a spare...

So your engine runs, but not in gear, and a spare coil of unknown provenance makes the distributor smoke. The rest of your ignition gear is a year old.

I donít know how much importance to put on...
Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,632
Posted By tenders
I'd (again) suggest ruling out a blockage in the...

I'd (again) suggest ruling out a blockage in the exhaust hose, and ensure that the weights under the distributor are moving freely.

Don't fear the weights, they're just sitting there under the...
Forum: Electrical 05-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By tenders
There are two scenarios that bear mention for...

There are two scenarios that bear mention for sticking valves.

The first is a stuck valve that will not move and that shows diminished or zero compression during a test - your reading shows your...
Forum: Electrical 05-13-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By tenders
Are you certain the plug wires are run to the...

Are you certain the plug wires are run to the correct plugs in 1-2-4-3 order coming off the distributor? If you can get it running and idling again, pull off one plug wire at a time and confirm that...
Forum: Cooling System 05-13-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By tenders
Double post. There's no need to do that; it...

Double post. There's no need to do that; it confuses the issue, and it dilutes the quality of the replies.

http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11085
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By tenders
What is that sediment - water, or some kind of...

What is that sediment - water, or some kind of salt or metal corrosion? Hard to tell from the photo. What's your fuel tank made out of? If aluminum, and that stuff is aluminum corrosion, I think...
Forum: Electrical 05-04-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By tenders
I'm not an expert on spark plugs but what those...

I'm not an expert on spark plugs but what those tell me is that (1) you have had water in your engine room that has rusted the outside of the plugs (ie, that rust could be an engine problem if it is...
Forum: Fuel System 04-30-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By tenders
By Atomic Four standards maybe this also sounds...

By Atomic Four standards maybe this also sounds like a blocked exhaust?
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-28-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By tenders
Here's how I did it a few years ago. Parts...

Here's how I did it a few years ago. Parts required: bicycle inner tube, bike tire pump w/integral pressure gauge, or pressure gauge from Home Depot.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-15-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By tenders
You might also check that the curious new owner...

You might also check that the curious new owner removed the plug wires to check things out but didn't put them on in the correct order. Maybe less likely if it started happening while underway though.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By tenders
Clogged exhaust?

Clogged exhaust?
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By tenders
The antifouling paint is doing a good job keeping...

The antifouling paint is doing a good job keeping the barnacles off the rotor.

Hard starting: I would be thinking carburetor before timing.
Forum: Cooling System 04-04-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By tenders
Heating up the engine probably isn't necessary;...

Heating up the engine probably isn't necessary; those bolts aren't typically frozen in place the way exhaust fasteners can be. They yield to reasonable force once you get a grip on them - it's just...
Forum: Cooling System 04-04-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By tenders
My version of this is a bolt stuffed into the...

My version of this is a bolt stuffed into the hose at the tee. Some water sneaks around the hex head. Temps are always low, salt water precipitate is a non-issue, any high temperature is an immediate...
Forum: Cooling System 03-03-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By tenders
YMMV, but I really don't care for...

YMMV, but I really don't care for household/garden-quality nylon or plastic fittings below the waterline.

My setup goes: throughhull, seacock, bronze tee, with tee path #1 going to the engine...
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