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Forum: C&C Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By joe_db
The redline of an A4 is 3600 RPM. No one with...

The redline of an A4 is 3600 RPM. No one with direct drive is getting anywhere near that. I am not 100% sure my tach is exact, but depending on how hard I push my cruise RPM is around 2000-2300 or...
Forum: Fuel System Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By joe_db
I used to fill my tank with 100 octane no-ethanol...

I used to fill my tank with 100 octane no-ethanol avgas for the winter. It does not absorb water, but other than that the engine ran the same as ever and I decided some fuel treatment was cheaper and...
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 06-16-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By joe_db
Me too - come on up to Kent Island sometime. ...

Me too - come on up to Kent Island sometime.
edit - I am 10 minutes from my boat. I would go nuts 90 miles away. Get a boat on a trailer to mess with at your house.
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 06-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By joe_db
Good luck with finding a new home for her. I...

Good luck with finding a new home for her.
I get running out of energy for major repairs. Plenty of boat owners of all types seem to be devolving to center consoles. Clean it with a hose and unbolt...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By joe_db
Before you do anything else, do a power check....

Before you do anything else, do a power check. Use oven mitts and while the engine is running slowly under load, remove and replace the wires one by one. Note the RPM drop for each cylinder. Don't...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-11-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By joe_db
I don't see how timing would change the temp of...

I don't see how timing would change the temp of just ONE spark plug :confused:
Forum: Electrical 06-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By joe_db
I would seriously consider getting an alternator.

I would seriously consider getting an alternator.
Forum: Electrical 06-11-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By joe_db
There are a LOT of threads on these subjects. To...

There are a LOT of threads on these subjects. To start with, do you actually mean a literal DC generator with brushes and all from decades ago?
We can help, but I think some photos and whatever you...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By joe_db
misfire makes plugs cold. BTW - we mean the aft...

misfire makes plugs cold.
BTW - we mean the aft plug when we say #4. Is that what you mean??
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-08-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By joe_db
Hmmmm....... #4 usually will foul first because...

Hmmmm.......
#4 usually will foul first because it is colder than the others in my experience. Odd that it is the hottest one :confused:
Is it carbon or oil fouling? Carbon = dryish black, oil is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By joe_db
I suspect that is a common A4 issue. There seem...

I suspect that is a common A4 issue. There seem to be a lot of mechanics with no ability to work on these engines and plenty more with no desire. I can sort of understand why too. The *newest* A4s...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By joe_db
$180 to not be able to find 2 bolts :eek:

$180 to not be able to find 2 bolts :eek:
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By joe_db
I get the OPs frustration. Someone at work...

I get the OPs frustration. Someone at work without a boat asked me if there was such a thing as "Honda" boats that just run for years with no maintenance involved other an oil change. I had to...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-04-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By joe_db
While plenty of old tractors have flathead inline...

While plenty of old tractors have flathead inline 4 engines and people that can fix them would feel at home with an A4, the Atomic 4 engine itself NEVER was used in any kind of land vehicle including...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-03-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By joe_db
Basic question - how much money do you have? If...

Basic question - how much money do you have? If you get a competent shop to correctly install and maintain a new diesel for you, you will have a nice reliable engine. You will be out around $10,000...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By joe_db
We can teach you to be a better A4 mechanic than...

We can teach you to be a better A4 mechanic than 95% of the "marine" mechanics out there.
That said, you need to hunt in the antique boat and antique car/tractor engine repair shops for a mech. The...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-01-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 916
Posted By joe_db
I have been CO poisoned before, so I can tell you...

I have been CO poisoned before, so I can tell you that avoiding it is MUCH better!
Forum: Electrical 05-29-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By joe_db
Describe your alternator and regulator setup. My...

Describe your alternator and regulator setup. My regulator will do this if the sense or ground wires get loose.
Forum: Fuel System 05-28-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By joe_db
Get another tach and verify the readings before...

Get another tach and verify the readings before you do anything else ;)
Forum: Pearson 05-27-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By joe_db
If you don't have a clean place to dive, by all...

If you don't have a clean place to dive, by all means pay the diver!
Forum: Pearson 05-27-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By joe_db
I paid a diver to do a prop swap once when I was...

I paid a diver to do a prop swap once when I was in a hurry. I can do it myself too, dive gear aside it isn't any different than being on land and doing it. Step 1 - swim down there and see if the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-23-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By joe_db
I would fill the cylinder bores with MMO and let...

I would fill the cylinder bores with MMO and let it sit or perhaps a mix of acetone and ATF fluid. Many an old engine has been saved this way ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-23-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By joe_db
Check around - grease gun hoses seem to be...

Check around - grease gun hoses seem to be common. Also any local hydraulic shop should be able to make a nice hose for you with NPT fittings. Our local hardware store has a hydraulic hose fabricator...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-21-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By joe_db
Here is mine. The one wire alarm sensor is now a...

Here is mine. The one wire alarm sensor is now a 3 wire alarm and OPSS sensor.
Forum: Fuel System 05-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By joe_db
I know someone who looks like Freddy Krueger...

I know someone who looks like Freddy Krueger because the copper fuel line in his airplane cracked and dumped gasoline into the cockpit which then ignited.He was seriously considering jumping sans...
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