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Forum: Introductions 05-19-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,943
Posted By edwardc
The idle is unlikely to be the cause. The A4...

The idle is unlikely to be the cause. The A4 doesn't really have a "transmission" per se. In fwd it's a 1:1 direct drive, engaged by a friction clutch as the shift lever is moved into the fwd...
Forum: Introductions 05-18-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,943
Posted By Sam
Welcome again and my first suggestion is get a...

Welcome again and my first suggestion is get a Moyer Service manual - best $50 you will ever spend. Your rpm issue could be something as simple as idle adjusting screw set wrong - literally a 10 sec...
Forum: Fuel System 04-28-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By joe_db
^ What he said. Get the fuel pressure gauge!...

^
What he said.
Get the fuel pressure gauge! I solved an issue that I would have NEVER figured out without one.
Also try what he said with the ether. If the engine revs back up, it is lacking fuel.
Forum: Cooling System 04-11-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By ndutton
Point of technical accuracy - - -

Whoa, it would scare me too. The recommended higher strength flushing acid around here is diluted muriatic acid, not sulfuric acid. Store bought muriatic acid runs between 10-30% concentration and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-04-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By ndutton
Did the engine ever run with electronic ignition...

Did the engine ever run with electronic ignition before you made this change?
Was the distributor EVER removed since it last ran?
Exactly how did you determine the engine was set at #1 TDC? ...
Forum: General Interest 03-26-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By ndutton
It went in as one unit, no reason it can't come...

It went in as one unit, no reason it can't come out the same way. A word of caution though: if using the factory alternator bracket/lifting eye as the lifting point, it must be reinforced as...
Forum: Cooling System 03-19-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By ndutton
Dave hit on the first thought I had, taking...

Dave hit on the first thought I had, taking another turn on the diverter Tee. There is a drilled pipe cap attached to the Tee on the inside of the water jacket and the position of the holes...
Forum: Ignition System 03-09-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Marian Claire
I believe you need to find top dead center. Lots...

I believe you need to find top dead center. Lots of posts about how to do this. With the engine at TDC take off the distributor cap and see where the rotor button is facing. It points to the wire...
Forum: Exhaust System 02-28-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By sastanley
My buddy with an A4 in C-30 #355 had FWC but raw...

My buddy with an A4 in C-30 #355 had FWC but raw water was routed thru the manifold. We modified that ASAP when he bought the boat..It was pretty easy with just re-routing/replacing a few hoses. (I...
Forum: Exhaust System 02-25-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By mpohrille
Thanks for your patience with me. I just checked...

Thanks for your patience with me. I just checked my manifold and c that there is a separate cooling jacket in the manifold. . For some reason I was confused and thought that raw water was being...
Forum: General Interest 02-21-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By edwardc
Countermeasures

Best COVID strategy ever.
Forum: Electrical 02-09-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By edwardc
Just another perpetual motion machine scam. ...

Just another perpetual motion machine scam. Nothing to see here folks, keep movimg on....


The Three Laws of Thermodynamics: (in laymen's terms)

1. You can't win,

2. You can't even break...
Forum: Electrical 02-08-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By joe_db
What is that link to? Not signing up to see it.

What is that link to? Not signing up to see it.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-29-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By ndutton
I wonder if maybe your sender is actually a...

I wonder if maybe your sender is actually a switch, the type used for an oil pressure warning light in lieu of a gauge, a.k.a. idiot light. Can you provide a picture of the sender?

A test with a...
Forum: General Interest 01-17-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By ndutton
Now that you have professionals involved, before...

Now that you have professionals involved, before giving them permission for anything the question must be asked, "Will this solve the problem or are you guessing?" Guessing on your dime I might add....
Forum: Polls 01-16-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 61,334
Posted By joe_db
I am not sure why this popped up now, is this...

I am not sure why this popped up now, is this still an issue?
Some spots on the manifold are not water jacketed and get quite hot - FYI.
Forum: Introductions 01-15-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,190
Posted By roadnsky
I believe HERE...

I believe HERE (http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4727) is the thread of which Dave speaks.
I've also got the "cliff notes" version...

"When adjusting the float, err to the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 01-10-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,876
Posted By ndutton
#1 - The original post was almost six years ago ...

#1 - The original post was almost six years ago
#2 - The original poster joined 9 years ago and has only made this single post
#3 - Assuming his post was for a profit making enterprise, it directly...
Forum: Introductions 01-09-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,190
Posted By ndutton
I haven't seen the Moyer timing video so I may be...

I haven't seen the Moyer timing video so I may be learning something here.

In a pure timing sense, where the rotor arm points relative to the engine has no bearing on timing. The position...
Forum: Fuel System 01-08-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By joe_db
I actually did that some time ago and then undid...

I actually did that some time ago and then undid it. I used Aeroquip type lines and fittings. Then one day I was talking to the A&P while waiting to get a plane out of the shop he advised me that...
Forum: Fuel System 12-30-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Were you using graphite core or solid core high...

Were you using graphite core or solid core high voltage wires that failed over time? Copper core should last indefinitely where as graphite core spark plug wires will fail over time.
IMO graphite...
Forum: Electrical 12-25-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,063
Posted By ndutton
Merry Christmas to you too Dave, Bill and all...

Merry Christmas to you too Dave, Bill and all forum members.

As Dave said, AGM's or other modern chemistry batts require different charging voltages and charging profiles than conventional lead...
Forum: Electrical 12-22-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,063
Posted By joe_db
My start battery is a U1. They are about 250 amps...

My start battery is a U1. They are about 250 amps cranking and about 30 AH. The A4 draws about 125 amps starting, the U1 is fine most of the time for that. If the engine has issues (see choke...
Forum: Fuel System 12-20-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,759
Posted By joe_db
I found an old carb in my shed and the choke...

I found an old carb in my shed and the choke cable attachment DOES swivel on that one. I think I am going to swap the choke arms or at least break the new one free so it can swivel too.

FYI - the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-19-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,085
Posted By ndutton
OK, I've been watching the progression in this...

OK, I've been watching the progression in this thread for over a month so here are a few observations:

A blown head gasket was assumed in post #12 so the head was removed. No follow up on the...
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