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Forum: Fuel System 12-01-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
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: Ericson 11-25-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,008
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: General Interest 11-17-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
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: 30,534
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: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
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: 495
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: Ignition System 10-10-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the...

Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 08-21-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sounds like a linkage problem. Lots of times...

Sounds like a linkage problem.
Lots of times the outer cover is not firmly fixed down and it moves, not the control cable, when the control lever is moved.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Ericson 08-19-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,008
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
With a bit of futzing around I was able to get my...

With a bit of futzing around I was able to get my idle down to 575-600 RPM. I can shift into and out of gear without touching the throttle and the engine does not die. Handy when docking.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Ericson 08-14-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 12,008
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Maybe a stuck or sticky advance mentioned in...

Maybe a stuck or sticky advance mentioned in another thread?
You're on the boat. I'm in front of a computer screen........
Let us know if servicing the advance solves this issue.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Ignition System 08-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Bryan There are two parts to both the ignition...

Bryan
There are two parts to both the ignition system and the fuel system. The boat's part and the engines part. Which part of system is giving you the problem?
Sound trouble shooting practice is...
Forum: Ignition System 08-08-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Problem: Rough idle Theory: There is a points...

Problem: Rough idle
Theory: There is a points problem
Test of theory: Gap the points correctly then test the dwell. The dwell should be close to spec. The gap may need to be adjusted a couple of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-28-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 34,914
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
[QUOTE=Peter;113616]1) 3) Another less direct...

[QUOTE=Peter;113616]1)
3) Another less direct test is to disconnect the fuel line from the boat tank and connect it to an auxiliary tank. If the engine runs fine, strong indication of crud in the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-27-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 34,914
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Hesitation is a fuel starvation problem. You have...

Hesitation is a fuel starvation problem. You have an air leak or a blockage in the fuel system somewhere or crud in the carb or water in the fuel.
As a guess have you confirmed that the gas in the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-21-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Check the ground wiring also. TRUE GRIT

Check the ground wiring also.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-21-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 34,914
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Is the advance and timing correct? TRUE GRIT

Is the advance and timing correct?

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 07-18-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
IMO your first priority should be to get clean...

IMO your first priority should be to get clean fuel to the carburetor. Serial cleaning of the carburetor will not help a dirty gas problem. Also don't adjust the timing or make any changes (such as...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-17-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,577
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
John Do you have a copy of the Moyer manual? ...

John
Do you have a copy of the Moyer manual?
Give the forum a shout when you have questions or run into problems. You are not alone out there.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 07-17-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
When the engine starts to sputter and loose power...

When the engine starts to sputter and loose power try closing the choke a bit. If the performance changes for the better it is an indication you have a fuel system problem.
The way to tell if fuel...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-30-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Try loosing the fuel fill cap. There may be a...

Try loosing the fuel fill cap. There may be a blockage in the tank vent.
When the engine starts running rough does closing the choke make it run better?

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Electrical 06-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
BATTERY->WIRING->STARTER

Question: "The engine would not start". Would the engine turn with the starter?

With the heavy duty corrosion evident maybe the big wires that carry electricity from the battery to the starter are...
Forum: Cooling System 06-19-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Water pump grease is hard to find now days. I use...

Water pump grease is hard to find now days. I use boat trailer wheel bearing waterproof grease. It works great.

TRUE GRIT
Forum: Fuel System 06-18-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,010
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
IMO every possible cause is on the table until...

IMO every possible cause is on the table until that part of the fuel system (tank, filters, fuel pump, carburetor) is shown not to be the cause of the shut downs.

Back to the tank for a moment:...
Forum: Fuel System 06-17-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,010
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Standard procedure for fuel system problem...

Standard procedure for fuel system problem diagnosis is to run off an auxiliary tank and see if the problem goes away.

Please do this next.

There have been lots of diagnostic possibilities...
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