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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By ndutton
You need to completely block off the hose that...

You need to completely block off the hose that attaches to the aftermarket spacer between the carburetor and the manifold, like absolutely air tight. It might be better to temporarily remove the...
Forum: Fuel System Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By ndutton
From earlier this year: ...

From earlier this year:
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=118068
Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By ndutton
Process of elimination, one thing at a time

The first test I would do is defeat the PCV system by plugging or removal and see if the RPM hunting disappears. If the hunting persists, the PCV is eliminated as a possible cause and I would...
Forum: Electrical 10-16-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By ndutton
No, the two are mechanically unrelated.

No, the two are mechanically unrelated.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-15-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By ndutton
As long as the measurements at the four cardinal...

As long as the measurements at the four cardinal points are within 0.003" of each other, you're good. For example, if the top measures 0.025", the bottom = 0.024", one side = 0.023" and the other...
Forum: General Interest 10-14-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By ndutton
Don't limit the caution to gasoline propulsion...

Don't limit the caution to gasoline propulsion power, diesel and cooking/heating fuels of all types produce CO too.
Forum: Cooling System 10-13-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,670
Posted By ndutton
Well, without the snap ring it's possible the...

Well, without the snap ring it's possible the shaft could slide out of the pump during transport but that would require it to be shipped in a box with one dimension over twice than what is necessary....
Forum: Cooling System 10-12-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,670
Posted By ndutton
Entirely possible. That's how misinformation...

Entirely possible. That's how misinformation spreads, people repeating what they read without any specific knowledge of their own.
Forum: Cooling System 10-12-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,670
Posted By ndutton
OK, thanks. I asked because there's a guy who...

OK, thanks. I asked because there's a guy who frequents both SBO and more than one of the Catalina sites who advocates discarding the Oberdorfer impeller snap ring for exactly the reason you read on...
Forum: Cooling System 10-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,670
Posted By ndutton
Do you remember the source of the wrong...

Do you remember the source of the wrong information? Sailboatowners or one of the Catalina forums?
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 10-11-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By ndutton
Point of accuracy: The Ranger 28 was not...

Point of accuracy:
The Ranger 28 was not produced until 1975 or 76 making this engine a few years newer than reported.
Forum: Electrical 10-10-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By ndutton
splash, whatever works for you. In your research...

splash, whatever works for you. In your research did you find this post (http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=114206&postcount=1) from last year? It's a simple tool that costs...
Forum: Electrical 10-09-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By ndutton
I'm not saying this is the case but regarding my...

I'm not saying this is the case but regarding my earlier caution, if #1 piston is at the top of its travel on the exhaust stroke, the rotor should be pointing at #4!!! (because #4 would be at the...
Forum: Electrical 10-09-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By ndutton
Yes, all correct but please know that the mark...

Yes, all correct but please know that the mark you made for the top of the compression stroke will also indicate the top of the exhaust stroke. When setting the timing initially it is imperative you...
Forum: Electrical 10-08-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By ndutton
Please describe this mark. Where is it and how...

Please describe this mark. Where is it and how did you make it?
Forum: Introductions 10-06-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By ndutton
This caught my eye right at the start. Have you...

This caught my eye right at the start. Have you checked the oil for both color and level since you had it running?
Forum: The Wish List 10-04-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,751
Posted By ndutton
Bump. This nine year old post came to mind...

Bump.

This nine year old post came to mind yesterday when a friend had his reliable diesel shut down two hours outside of Angel's Gate on his way to Catalina. He sailed back to the harbor...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By ndutton
It's not a matter of right or wrong. We all...

It's not a matter of right or wrong. We all approach repairs from different perspectives with different goals and budgets in terms of both cost and time. My suggestions come from an "if it were my...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,083
Posted By ndutton
Nope, it's a diagnostic test for a cause of the...

Nope, it's a diagnostic test for a cause of the shutdown and you did it correctly. I wasn't clear that it was done immediately after shutdown as most tests should be.

Did we ever get a spark test?
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,083
Posted By ndutton
I have a question for clarity about the fill cap...

I have a question for clarity about the fill cap test. Did you remove the cap immediately after a shutdown?
Forum: General Maintenance 09-30-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By ndutton
If it were my boat that loose clamp would be even...

If it were my boat that loose clamp would be even more reason to get the engine out of there and get all of this stuff fixed right including T-bolt clamps on the stuffing box hose.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-29-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By ndutton
Yes and it's a good skill to learn anyway. I...

Yes and it's a good skill to learn anyway. I think after you've done it you'll wonder what all the fuss was about much like replacing the stuffing box flax with the boat in the water. There's a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-27-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By ndutton
I prefer to use flare fittings for fuel lines...

I prefer to use flare fittings for fuel lines that require frequent disassembly such as at the carb inlet.
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Forum: Specialty Tools 09-27-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By ndutton
That's how I was taught, the tool pulls rather...

That's how I was taught, the tool pulls rather than pushes. It does not apply to box wrenches, they are omnidirectional....
Forum: Testing Protocols 09-27-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By ndutton
Dave was referring to the little curved piece on...

Dave was referring to the little curved piece on the bottom of the spark plug. Wire cutters or a small grinder will do the trick.
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