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Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By joe_db
https://moyermarine.com/product/electric-fuel-pump...

https://moyermarine.com/product/electric-fuel-pump-2-3-psi-fpmp_01_44/
The pump runs in the 2-3 PSI range :cool:
Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 665
Posted By joe_db
You have a lot going on at once! Let us start...

You have a lot going on at once!
Let us start with one basic issue - how clean is your running gear? Do you have or can you get a vacuum gauge?...
Forum: General Interest 05-20-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By joe_db
This is why I use $12 Sierra filters now. They...

This is why I use $12 Sierra filters now. They pay for themselves in not having to buy Ace bandages alone, let alone being cheaper filters :cool:
Speaking of toolkits for fixing people, I was at the...
Forum: General Interest 05-20-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By joe_db
I haven't used mine on my boat for an emergency...

I haven't used mine on my boat for an emergency yet, but I have used them to change seacocks without hauling the boat and I have used them to save other boats.
Forum: Fuel System 05-20-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By joe_db
Second that. It is the standard A4 pump and Moyer...

Second that. It is the standard A4 pump and Moyer sells the exact replacement. It looks pretty beat.
Forum: General Interest 05-20-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By joe_db
Some other tools to consider: 1. A strap...

Some other tools to consider:
1. A strap wrench. I sprained/strained my wrist trying to get a Racor element off. A strap wrench will do this and oil filters too no problem.
2. Ratchet wrenches....
Forum: General Interest 05-20-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By joe_db
Years ago I found a socket set at Sears that I...

Years ago I found a socket set at Sears that I really like that uses these sockets. I don't know if it still an be found as a set, but they still sell the sockets. I have the huge $300 Craftsman set...
Forum: General Interest 05-19-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By joe_db
We generally have one per year ;)

We generally have one per year ;)
Forum: General Interest 05-19-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By joe_db
I tend to trend towards the "rebuild engine in...

I tend to trend towards the "rebuild engine in mid-cruise" supply level, but I did decide the extra starter weighed a ton and took it home.
If you race, then you need two screwdrivers and vicegrips,...
Forum: General Interest 05-18-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By joe_db
That is at the end of the string from battery to...

That is at the end of the string from battery to the ignition switch then to the engine and then up to instruments. Depending on the stage the regulator is in, it is 13.8 to about 14.2 at the...
Forum: General Interest 05-18-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By joe_db
Barnacles vs. manifold pressure

A clean prop makes a big difference. If you get a vacuum gauge it will be obvious when it needs cleaning and mine really did!
Absent the vacuum gauge, it is not always as obvious why RPMs or speed...
Forum: Fuel System 05-15-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 665
Posted By joe_db
Oops :o This is how Piper does it. It works...

Oops :o

This is how Piper does it. It works fine, but there is a failure mode for a boat engine that would pump all the fuel into the crankcase :eek:
* Do you see the fuel line running off the...
Forum: Fuel System 05-15-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 665
Posted By joe_db
We all are cheap, we're sailors :rolleyes: That...

We all are cheap, we're sailors :rolleyes: That said, I am not sure my boat would be usable absent Moyer, so many of us feel compelled to give them a shout out when we can ;)

The safe way to run...
Forum: Fuel System 05-14-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 665
Posted By joe_db
The throw everything at the wall and see what...

The throw everything at the wall and see what sticks system of engine diagnosis and repair can be troublesome, you'll never be sure what you fixed or what new problems you caused vs, old ones...
Forum: Fuel System 05-14-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 665
Posted By joe_db
Exactly plus it isn't very hard to find the...

Exactly plus it isn't very hard to find the correct pressure. My pump runs about 4.5 PSI and that is plenty. Actually 1 PSI seems fine too, our engines don't use much gas, it isn't like feeding a big...
Forum: Good Guys 05-14-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By joe_db
If memory serves, there is or was a shop in New...

If memory serves, there is or was a shop in New England that did a lot of A4 work. I have no idea if they still do.
For the most part it is better to learn the engine yourself.
Forum: Cooling System 05-14-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By joe_db
These pumps cool the inverter, not the entire...

These pumps cool the inverter, not the entire engine. I have no idea if they can move enough fluid to cool an A4.
Forum: Testing Protocols 05-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By joe_db
Acetylene balloons explode :D We made some at...

Acetylene balloons explode :D We made some at random torch settings when we were teenagers. Then we got the bright idea to use a big gallon jug and set the mix just right. My friend's father ended up...
Forum: Ignition System 05-09-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By joe_db
That looks like a fun project :D It certainly...

That looks like a fun project :D It certainly will keep you from finding TDC on the exhaust stroke ;)
Forum: Testing Protocols 05-09-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By joe_db
That looks like a fun project :D It certainly...

That looks like a fun project :D It certainly will keep you from finding TDC on the exhaust stroke ;)
Forum: Electrical 05-03-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By joe_db
Can you figure out where the other end is?

Can you figure out where the other end is?
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By joe_db
Now you have done all this, one nice thing...

Now you have done all this, one nice thing perhaps not appreciated right away about having access to the field connection is it makes troubleshooting easy. Disconnect the regulator and connect the...
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By joe_db
The current Balmar lineup: ...

The current Balmar lineup:
http://www.balmar.net/multi-stage-regulators/
I like Balmar products. I hate the prices. The only reason I have a Balmar alternator and regulator is from diligent FleaBay...
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By joe_db
What modern 3 stage (aka smart) regulators can...

What modern 3 stage (aka smart) regulators can do:
1. Pretty much all of them can be set for different battery chemistry. Gel, AGM, flooded, and lithium batteries all use different charging regimes....
Forum: Electrical 05-01-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By joe_db
Modern regulators: First thing is to learn A...

Modern regulators:
First thing is to learn A circuit vs. B circuit, also known an P field vs. N field.

When you have an "A" circuit type voltage regulator means full power is sent to one brush...
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