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Forum: Fuel System 02-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Before you adjust the idle be sure the ignition...

Before you adjust the idle be sure the ignition system is correct. As necessary adjust the advance, timing, and if you have points the dwell all to spec.
Then go to the carb and adjust the idle...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-05-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
State and city where the engine is located please...

State and city where the engine is located please since you are requesting the buyer pick it up at location. This information will help you sell the engine on other listings.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-23-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I tried a mechanical oil pressure from a...

I tried a mechanical oil pressure from a "boutique" auto parts store (Pep Boys).
It lasted ~ two years before it rusted out. A "marine rated" gauge would have lasted longer.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Ericson 01-20-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,145
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Get the engine running then shake all the wires...

Get the engine running then shake all the wires involved in the boat's and engine's parts of the ignition and electronic fuel pump circuits. Maybe the rough seas were breaking\ making a loose...
Forum: Cooling System 01-19-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The pump is supposed to be self priming. But...

The pump is supposed to be self priming. But maybe it didn't work this time. Try priming the pump and see if you have better luck. Also did you carefully compare the old impeller to the new one to be...
Forum: Ericson 01-13-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,145
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
If you have an electronic fuel pump try shorting...

If you have an electronic fuel pump try shorting across or bypassing the OPSS.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Cooling System 01-04-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Serial side plate failure does not sound normal...

Serial side plate failure does not sound normal to me. My boat was launched in 1979 and still has the original side plate on its RWC engine.
This would be a good time to attempt to discover if there...
Forum: Fuel System 12-14-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Lots of good ideas have been posted. Have...

Lots of good ideas have been posted.

Have you tried simply adjusting the idle mixture? Or maybe the idle speed adjustment has slipped.

Turn the idle mixture adjustment screw in till it seats...
Forum: Fuel System 12-14-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sometimes the tubing comes loose at the outlet...

Sometimes the tubing comes loose at the outlet vent and falls off. Depending on the design of the boat this can be tough to see and repair.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 12-13-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
The Nose Knows

+1 on this. If you have the fuel tank repaired so it doesn't leak and you still smell gasoline you have another leak somewhere.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I call a maneuver such as this practical not...

I call a maneuver such as this practical not cheap.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 12-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Absolutely. Print what you find online and take...

Absolutely.
Print what you find online and take the printout to the West Marine store. Should work also if you buy online from West Marine also.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-28-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I don't know the answer to your question but I do...

I don't know the answer to your question but I do have one of my own.
What is the dip rate out of the stuffing box when the engine is in gear?
If you get the packing to tight you can burn the...
Forum: Ericson 11-25-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,145
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
My first boat was a Columbia 24. It didn't have a...

My first boat was a Columbia 24. It didn't have a stern rail. I asked the local metal fabricator to come to the boat and give me an estimate for a stern rail. He showed up with tape measure, pencil,...
Forum: Ericson 11-24-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,145
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Bill or Neil Maybe I'm missing something...

Bill or Neil

Maybe I'm missing something here.......
How can you be assured that the holes in the rail mounting feet will line up with the existing holes in the boat after the rail is welded in a...
Forum: Exhaust System 11-19-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,779
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Try standing the manifold upright so the PB...

Try standing the manifold upright so the PB blaster will migrate down along the threads by gravity as you tap on the bolt head.
No promise this will work but it should increase your odds of success....
Forum: General Interest 11-17-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
First off welcome to the forum. You will get...

First off welcome to the forum.

You will get more responses if you start a new thread. Scroll down on the forum home page and you will see "forms" and "discussion topics". Select one - probably...
Forum: Polls 11-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,069
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Yes, this is what I do. Each RWC engine is a...

Yes, this is what I do.
Each RWC engine is a bit difference due to the amount of corrosion in the water passages and other factors that affect water flow such as pump output and so on.
My...
Forum: Cooling System 11-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Tighten both bolts evenly in progressive stages....

Tighten both bolts evenly in progressive stages. Do not tighten one bolt max then tighten the other bolt max. Tighten them alternately and in evenly steps to max torque.This could have been the...
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Welcome to the forum. How did the water get...

Welcome to the forum.
How did the water get into the carb? If you clean the carb but don't know how the water got to the carb what will keep it from happening again?
Water in the fuel tank is the...
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Maybe you could use halyard or sheet winch? If...

Maybe you could use halyard or sheet winch? If you could find someone to help grind or tail it should make it a lot easier. Or maybe there is a self tailing winch available.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,884
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the...

Post #22 got a thanks from me because of the effort it took to type it. Keep up the good work.


TRUE GRIT
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Without a battery there will be no electricity...

Without a battery there will be no electricity available to fire the spark plugs when you hand crank.
The ignition system and the other electrical systems on a boat depend on being grounded back to...
Forum: Fuel System 10-29-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
It is just plain he wrong cable. No wonder it...

It is just plain he wrong cable. No wonder it doesn't fit in the hold down clamp.
I would order a new choke cable from MMI that will fit in the hold down clamp correctly.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Cooling System 10-26-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
I've never winterized an engine. It seems to me...

I've never winterized an engine.
It seems to me you need the thermostat to be open and the bypass clamped when the antifreeze is drawn into the engine to ensure all the antifreeze goes into the...
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