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Forum: Fuel System 08-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By zellerj
could also be a pin hole leak in the pick up...

could also be a pin hole leak in the pick up tube, or some air leak in the supply side.

Jim
Forum: Exhaust System 07-16-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By zellerj
Without a muffler, it would be really loud. Why...

Without a muffler, it would be really loud. Why do you want to do this, a muffler is pretty cheap. I have been using the cheapo Vetus for 18 years - no issues. They are only $120 or so.

Is it...
Forum: Overhaul 07-11-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By zellerj
There are two other ways to get water in the oil...

There are two other ways to get water in the oil pan - from the exhaust system:

1) over cranking with the seacock open so that water fills the water lift muffler - and exhaust manifold - without...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-30-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By zellerj
Exhaust hose collapsed?

Could also be a partially blocked exhaust that allows an idle but bogs down and stalls with higher rpms. Test is pretty smelly and wet, but pull the exhaust hose off at the water lift or stand pipe...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,951
Posted By zellerj
Well I am glad you responded, I had an inkling...

Well I am glad you responded, I had an inkling that you were gone for good on this forum. Glad to hear that you are not made of money, too. It is much more fun and challenging to be on a budget. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-29-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By zellerj
Your first issue - running for 30 minutes and...

Your first issue - running for 30 minutes and then dying, is a classic example of a coil going bad. When they get hot, then don't work. Running at lower RPMs keeps the coil cooler, and also letting...
Forum: Pearson 05-27-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By zellerj
Still attempting to figure out what a white...

Still attempting to figure out what a white skinny pole with red horizontal strips just off of the green channel marker is

Just for grins: marks a sand bar?::D
Forum: Cooling System 05-23-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By zellerj
I found an easy way to put the pump plate on...

I found an easy way to put the pump plate on without having the flimsy gasket get all messed up. Place a couple small binder clips on to the pump plate with the gasket. The binder clips hold the...
Forum: Aftermarket Kits and Accessories 05-21-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By zellerj
Yes but specs often times don't reflect what...

Yes but specs often times don't reflect what reality offers. I was hoping that actual experience would reveal that the flow sensor works with the lower flow rates expected from our atomic 4s. If...
Forum: Aftermarket Kits and Accessories 05-21-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By zellerj
Garmin GFS -10

Since I have a Garmin 740 chart plotter sonar unit connected to a NMEA 2000 network, for $150 I can add a fuel flow sensor that will show me the MPG that I am achieving. I am grateful that i am...
Forum: Cooling System 05-21-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By zellerj
There has been an issue with impellers being too...

There has been an issue with impellers being too thin to create the suction needed for the pump to work. This was attributed to a bad batch of impellers. The impeller has to have a tight fit with...
Forum: Cooling System 05-08-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,312
Posted By zellerj
Helps to take off the alternator, then remove the...

Helps to take off the alternator, then remove the hoses to the T and look for rubber bits of broken-off impeller blades stuck in the restrictions. I don't think this is your problem, because when...
Forum: Cooling System 05-07-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,312
Posted By zellerj
The intermittent over heat is probably caused by...

The intermittent over heat is probably caused by something floating in the cooling passages that gets in a position to block water flow. Turn off the engine and it floats out of the way and all is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By zellerj
You will get more responses if you post pictures....

You will get more responses if you post pictures. Right now we don't really know where the leak is. From what I can figure, it is from a bolt on the transmission plate, or perhaps from the seal. ...
Forum: Cooling System 05-02-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By zellerj
I believe you are OK with this configuration. It...

I believe you are OK with this configuration. It is the same as those of us with a T instead of an elbow, with the thermostat removed and the by-pass closed off with a valve. My engine runs at 140...
Forum: Cooling System 05-02-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By zellerj
The thermostat on an Atomic 4 is different than...

The thermostat on an Atomic 4 is different than typical. Water can flow "across" the themostat - horizontally, and "through" the thermostat vertically.

When cold, the thermostat allows water to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-25-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By zellerj
While you are digging into your engine, it might...

While you are digging into your engine, it might be a good time to take off your side plate and dig all of the junk out around your cylinder walls. It is probably full of junk and crap too. But be...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-18-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,706
Posted By zellerj
Ram, Except the water injection point...

Ram,

Except the water injection point should be downhill towards the water lift from the top of the U. Otherwise without exhaust pressure (that could happen with a no-start scenario) cooling...
Forum: Fuel System 04-09-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By zellerj
The chart in this PDF shows that polyethylene is...

The chart in this PDF shows that polyethylene is long term storage-rated for gasoline, ethyl alcohol, and gasohol.

Since it only intermittently sees gasoline (during the filling process) I think...
Forum: Announcements 04-02-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By zellerj
[/I][/INDENT] Short lists are better run in....

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Short lists are better run in.

But I also learn other stuff about the quality of the people that post. In other forums it is not unusual to see nasty words creep in, or stupid...
Forum: Announcements 04-02-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By zellerj
OK here is my speech: I follow a few forums...

OK here is my speech:

I follow a few forums on boats, golf carts, and antique tractors, which are my interests, and these forums are invaluable in gaining insight on how to keep my various toys...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-01-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By zellerj
Overheating on an Atomic 4 is fairly common and...

Overheating on an Atomic 4 is fairly common and easy to fix. I would not let it be a "walk away" issue, but possibly a negotiating issue. Fixing it requires checking out the thermostat and the...
Forum: Cooling System 03-31-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By zellerj
If I were you I would listen for the sound of...

If I were you I would listen for the sound of water exiting the exhaust through hull, and be cognizant of changes. You should be able to tell an acute issue by a sudden change of water flow.
...
Forum: Polls 02-14-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By zellerj
There is no option for none. I don't have any...

There is no option for none. I don't have any alarms.
Forum: Electrical 01-30-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By zellerj
Another thing to look at is the "trailer plug"...

Another thing to look at is the "trailer plug" connector that is located in the bilge area by the companion way steps. This is notorious in Cat 30s for becoming corroded. Clean up the this plug -...
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