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Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-09-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By tenders
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4540

My advice: cut the coupling off now with a Sawzall and replace it with Moyer's split coupling of the appropriate shaft diameter. Yes,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-04-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By tenders
If left uncleaned since launch, barnacles on the...

If left uncleaned since launch, barnacles on the Indigo prop in the Northeast will absolutely affect boatspeed and vibration exactly as you've described by the time September (never mind October)...
Forum: General Interest 11-01-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By tenders
I think your time will be better spent thinking...

I think your time will be better spent thinking of reasons NOT to take those screws out than fancy ways of getting them out.
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-18-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By tenders
Try the label-recommended dose of Marvel Mystery...

Try the label-recommended dose of Marvel Mystery Oil (MMO) in the fuel. I use this in my engine and it smooths out some periodic valve sticking in about 10 minutes.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-08-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By tenders
I would not be inclined to worry about a few...

I would not be inclined to worry about a few degrees of "heel" in the mount like that. The metal rail on which the mount is attached was not likely installed in the first place with anything...
Forum: Overhaul 10-01-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By tenders
Also this: ...

Also this:
https://moyermarine.com/product/flame-arrestor-knurled-retaining-screw-late-model-fcar_13-1_509/
Forum: Ignition System 09-22-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By tenders
15 minutes of fame: Spark Plugs

Yeah, I was skeptical too. But this did not disappoint. Unless you're Dave Neptune there is a lot of new information here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smIqDKTm2hE

So that's what a...
Forum: Overhaul 09-18-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By tenders
I had my head resurfaced many years ago at The...

I had my head resurfaced many years ago at The Engine Factory in Long Island City. They definitely knew what they were doing (they guessed the A4 head was from a marine forklift based on its design...
Forum: Overhaul 09-06-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,902
Posted By tenders
I think you’ll need to replace the head and the...

I think you’ll need to replace the head and the engine mounts but the rest of the engine doesn’t look bad at all. Check what you can with it out of the boat and with the head off, but if she’s...
Forum: Overhaul 09-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By tenders
This is, in my opinion, the worst job on the...

This is, in my opinion, the worst job on the boat. You need to put a lot of power into a cramped space against rusty parts to get a very small amount of movement - and completing this is not the...
Forum: Electrical 09-02-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By tenders
> I noticed that the alternator was not charging...

> I noticed that the alternator was not charging the batteries
> (low voltage on batteries (~12V) when the engine running,
> engine would stop if I turn off the batteries).

Never turn off the...
Forum: Overhaul 08-31-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By tenders
You are getting world-class advice in this...

You are getting world-class advice in this endeavour, ajgaines. Please stick with this project!!
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-18-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By tenders
No water means that water isn't getting in,...

No water means that water isn't getting in, through, or out. Which is it?

Not getting in...because the intake is clogged between the outside of the boat and the water pump?

Not getting...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-30-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By tenders
With an Allen wrench and a flexible light, you...

With an Allen wrench and a flexible light, you can see and work sticking valves up and down a few dozen times by hand to try to loosen them up - only removal necessary is the spark plugs.
Forum: Specialty Tools 06-28-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By tenders
Harbor Freight find: Oscillating Multi-Tool (use as a saw)

These are $20 if you find a good coupon:
https://www.harborfreight.com/oscillating-multi-tool-62866.html

Cheaply built? Yes.
Noisy? Yep.
Vibrate like crazy? Ya, mon.
Useful? VERY VERY.

It’s...
Forum: General Interest 06-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By tenders
Nothing wrong with avgas if you can get it...

Nothing wrong with avgas if you can get it easily. Certainly no ethanol!

Dealers recommend premix because the oil/fuel ratio is very important, 2-stroke engines are becoming a rarity these days,...
Forum: General Interest 06-26-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By tenders
I run Sta-Bil-ized fuel, sometimes with a dash of...

I run Sta-Bil-ized fuel, sometimes with a dash of Seafoam for good measure, in 100% of my carbureted engines, 100% of the time, and I run the carbs dry at the end of every season (A4 excepted; it's...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
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, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
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, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By tenders
Another “wow.” I didn’t know EI even COULD fail...

Another “wow.” I didn’t know EI even COULD fail that way. Which EI was it, and how did it happen?
Forum: Fuel System 06-18-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
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. That’s 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, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
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. Ain’t nobody got time...
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