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Forum: Troubleshooting 09-12-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Surcouf
could also be a tank running under vacuum (vacuum...

could also be a tank running under vacuum (vacuum line plug), which gets into the "lack of fuel" category. The easiest way to see is to install a fuel pressure gage right before the carburetor. You...
Forum: Electrical 07-26-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By Surcouf
hello, just to be sure: is the battery voltage...

hello, just to be sure: is the battery voltage still there when you close the ignition system? If you hear a "click", it could also be dead batteries not sufficient to spin the starter, killing your...
Forum: Electrical 07-25-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By Surcouf
prop shaft / being on the hard should not have...

prop shaft / being on the hard should not have any impact..;

just in case, a nice thread...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-19-2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Surcouf
a good blow of compressed air backward from the...

a good blow of compressed air backward from the basket suction line may help push back outside anything that could be blocking your water intake...
Forum: Fuel System 07-19-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Surcouf
Stupid question: but when it dies like this, can...

Stupid question: but when it dies like this, can you spin the shfat by hand while in neutral? If it does not, you know it is 100% shaft related, and can exclude the rest

-- next time your sail, or...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-21-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Surcouf
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Forum: Cooling System 06-06-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,186
Posted By Surcouf
stick a screw driver trhough it. If you can hit...

stick a screw driver trhough it. If you can hit the water pump shaft, it is not blocked
Forum: Ignition System 06-06-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Surcouf
Only time I had a hot coil shut down my engine...

Only time I had a hot coil shut down my engine was after engine overhaul: I had re-installed the coil closer to the exhaust, and there was too much radiant heat. Coil overheated during a rough seas...
Forum: Fuel System 06-02-2022, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Surcouf
if you are 100% sure it is the fuel and not...

if you are 100% sure it is the fuel and not ignition (dying coil?), you would have to rule out items one by one:
- first should be a pressure indicator just before the carb. Would allow you to rule...
Forum: Overhaul 06-01-2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,878
Posted By Surcouf
I would bet that when the shaft was disconnected,...

I would bet that when the shaft was disconnected, it was pushed a few mm back. That "broke" the stuffing box "joint" that had created during the localized overheating event. That thing can be pretty...
Forum: Cooling System 05-31-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,186
Posted By Surcouf
First: make sure the water seals "wheep hole" is...

First: make sure the water seals "wheep hole" is not blocked. This hole can be seen at 0:37 of the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKKJc02PAQE
It is located after the seals, at the bottom...
Forum: Cooling System 05-31-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Surcouf
a pot of cold water on your kitchen range, with a...

a pot of cold water on your kitchen range, with a cooking thermometer, and fire it up! Done multiple times in the past for cars and A4 thermostats, with the kids on the side to teach them . You can...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-17-2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Surcouf
Before going extreme, spraying your favorite...

Before going extreme, spraying your favorite lubricant in the cylinders, on top of the valves as much as you can between 2 days of sailing, and a few high rev operation with hot engine may break...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-16-2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By Surcouf
as usual, reading the fuel pressure is a must: it...

as usual, reading the fuel pressure is a must: it will confirm you if it is a fuel issue (crap in the fuel, lack of tank venting, etc..), or something else (over-heating coil (that was my issue), or...
Forum: Introductions 04-29-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,295
Posted By Surcouf
indeed! somebody did not want to crawl for...

indeed! somebody did not want to crawl for greasing! :)
Forum: Fuel System 04-28-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Surcouf
Seen several times of this forum: a plugged vent...

Seen several times of this forum: a plugged vent line on the fuel tank. Engine runs fine for some time, then tanks gets into negative pressure when gas level goes down, pump cannot suck gas anymore,...
Forum: Ignition System 04-11-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Surcouf
yes, be patient and let it soak (with some light...

yes, be patient and let it soak (with some light "tap tap" on the distributor to help your fluid go down the hole.

I have been in the very rare situation when things go wrong trying to remove the...
Forum: Electrical 04-05-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Surcouf
So these are the 4 Masters of Firing: - gas: to...

So these are the 4 Masters of Firing:
- gas: to be 100% sure your engine is just not craving for something combustible, just try with "easy start / start pilot", or any other spray you like to use...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-05-2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,120
Posted By Surcouf
just in case ... ...

just in case ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ysFGcm8oNo&t=284s
Forum: Ignition System 03-10-2022, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Surcouf
damn.. i love that balloons thread! This...

damn.. i love that balloons thread!

This one is a little less scientific, but will work better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ysFGcm8oNo&t=531s
Forum: General Interest 03-01-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Surcouf
this is a great story!

this is a great story!
Forum: Cooling System 02-21-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Surcouf
is that just the way the bolts cleaned the...

is that just the way the bolts cleaned the threads when taken out, or is that en helicoil I can see?

An helicoil would be a sign of further wear and tear of the block, in line with the different...
Forum: Cooling System 02-16-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Surcouf
depends also if the system was really fully...

depends also if the system was really fully cleaned before going to FWC... if the switch was done with an imperfect clean, I would not be surprised to see some of the crap/goo being re-circulated...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-14-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,669
Posted By Surcouf
I would personaly try everything possible from...

I would personaly try everything possible from the valve cover before trying to remove the head. Several guys in this forum remove head in 15 minutes... for me it is many hours. Removing the head...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-13-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,669
Posted By Surcouf
Wink Dave, I am reacting to this previous quote ...

Dave,

I am reacting to this previous quote
"Scratchee, that is exactly the case as shown in your photo, the spring does not move up and down and the valve stem doesn't come into contact with...
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