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Forum: Troubleshooting 09-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By joe_db
If you add oil and do a compression test, the...

If you add oil and do a compression test, the number goes up if the rings are leaky and don't change if not ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-20-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
Posted By joe_db
#1 as in the front of the engine? Usually it is...

#1 as in the front of the engine?
Usually it is the other end that does that.
Forum: General Interest 09-19-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By joe_db
Provide free food and you can probably round up...

Provide free food and you can probably round up enough Afourians and C&Cers to do it :cool:
Forum: Exhaust System 09-19-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By joe_db
At least in the USA these studs are commonly...

At least in the USA these studs are commonly available at local stores. Do NOT use bolts.
Forum: Exhaust System 09-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By joe_db
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Studs screw into the engine...

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Studs screw into the engine block not under tension and then the nuts tension them without turning them at the same time.
I did what you are proposing as a get-home fix and ended...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-19-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By joe_db
I would take the engine home and see what you...

I would take the engine home and see what you have.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-18-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By joe_db
I think the engine will need to be rebuilt to...

I think the engine will need to be rebuilt to solve these issues. As a temporary fix, try using heavier oil.
Forum: General Interest 09-18-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By joe_db
I carried my mast with 4, but not 300 yards up a...

I carried my mast with 4, but not 300 yards up a hill!
Forum: General Interest 09-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By joe_db
Just get about 10 people and carry it?

Just get about 10 people and carry it?
Forum: General Maintenance 09-18-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By joe_db
These readings are boat and prop specific. I...

These readings are boat and prop specific.
I usually cruise at 5 inches which gives me around 2100 RPM. My max RPM at 0 inches is around 2300 or so.
In flat water, if these reading change for the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-14-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
What is your business? This might be a frame of...

What is your business? This might be a frame of reference for us.
Also:
Who decided the first engine was beyond repair?
Who found the "rust" inside of it?
Who went to Long Island to look at the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-14-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
I had an MG that was quite reliable and I had a...

I had an MG that was quite reliable and I had a Toyota Camry that couldn't drive around the block without a part falling off and went through 3 transmissions in 100,000 miles.
Anecdotes are not data...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
^^^^^^^^ This!!! BTW - there is no way...

^^^^^^^^
This!!!

BTW - there is no way anyone rusted 2 A4s to death since the 1980s in fresh water. Someone pulled a fast one on you. Too late now, but "rust clogged"may have been an easy fix....
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
How much WOULD you pay for a reliable engine? ...

How much WOULD you pay for a reliable engine?
Give us a number and we can work up a solution (or not).
How much did you pay for the entire boat in the first place?
Forum: General Interest 09-13-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By joe_db
Well it is ruined FOR SURE for a car. I hadn't...

Well it is ruined FOR SURE for a car. I hadn't thought of the A4 perhaps tolerating the low octane base stock.
Do note - and I learned this the hard way :o - that the goopy ethanol/water mix does...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
The news the boat is for sale changes things too....

The news the boat is for sale changes things too. I get the freezing idea from the manifold having what sounded like freeze damage.
To the OP:
Buy this...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
This. When my old A4 had sticking valves it was...

This. When my old A4 had sticking valves it was salt-water rotted and on its last legs. My current engine has never had a stuck valve and neither did the original for the first 2 or 3 thousand hours....
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
So the boat is for sale? Are you trying to...

So the boat is for sale?
Are you trying to kluge the engine to run enough to sell her? I think that is probably how you GOT the boat :rolleyes:
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
Diesel engines require maintenance too - done...

Diesel engines require maintenance too - done enough of it myself, having owned a diesel powered boat and worked on a ton of others.

If you want a new diesel installed, go for it. If the...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-13-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By joe_db
It isn't pro-con, it is what is physically...

It isn't pro-con, it is what is physically possible to do.
On my boat using a riser to keep water out of the engine is essentially impossible unless I run a dry exhaust 10 feet long up and around a...
Forum: General Interest 09-13-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 364
Posted By joe_db
Get towing insurance! Best $150 or so you will...

Get towing insurance! Best $150 or so you will ever spend and it covers YOU, not the boat, so it works on any other boat you are on that dies.
The engine may well not have any internal issues. Fix...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
OTOH my wag right now is it froze over the winter...

OTOH my wag right now is it froze over the winter and water seeps into the engine when it sits.
Or it could be something totally different :rolleyes:
The basic issue is the OP is not enjoying his...
Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 364
Posted By joe_db
I will be brief - it leaks gasoline and water. It...

I will be brief - it leaks gasoline and water. It is not ready to go on a trip.
Forum: Exhaust System 09-12-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By joe_db
I wouldn't leave the water lift out of the system.

I wouldn't leave the water lift out of the system.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,492
Posted By joe_db
My A4 is as reliable as a kitchen appliance right...

My A4 is as reliable as a kitchen appliance right now, but it took some doing to get there!
I agree, I don't think the OP is well suited for old boat maintenance. Something like a J-22 with almost...
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