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Forum: Troubleshooting 01-11-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,348
Posted By Dave Neptune
Cool Leave the head on for now. The clearance on the...

Leave the head on for now. The clearance on the valves should be around .012 so take a .020 and place it on top of the valve then turn the engine. This will give the valve a "nudge with direct force"...
Forum: Overhaul 10-30-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,261
Posted By Dave Neptune
The torque values between fine and coarse threads...

The torque values between fine and coarse threads is far different for the same clamping pressure.

A stud with coarse or fine threads at "BOTH" ends can easily be swapped out for a bolt but not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-26-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By TimBSmith
My first thought when reading was coil as well HOWEVER

As a relative newbie passing my 1 year anniversary I know to start at the beginning for each spark, fuel, compression. Some threads start with guess-work and for me the best ones seem to stay...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-28-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,963
Posted By Orion C&C 33
Hello Randy.. Welcome to the forum... It's...

Hello Randy..

Welcome to the forum... It's been a while since I've been on.
It's funny that all of your symptoms mirrors mine.

You say your maximum RPM is 1200... It sounds more like your...
Forum: Fuel System 08-05-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By crbedd
Idles high, not low, dies out. AND ATOMIC 4 RESOURCES for the community.

John and Sam, Thank you!

Sam, You are right about needing to do some heavy-duty reading and video watching in order to better understand responses, postings made like John's last one. I am most...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-25-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By Mo
Last week I looked at a guys boat. He thought it...

Last week I looked at a guys boat. He thought it wasn't running as good and not making the speed it did last year. First I looked at his firing order and checked his plugs for fire...all good there....
Forum: General Interest 05-03-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By Peter
Welcome Lokeypod, That is a frost plug that...

Welcome Lokeypod,

That is a frost plug that has popped out - see this thread for info - https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11531&highlight=frost+plug+head

And of course...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-01-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,136
Posted By Dave Neptune
Another way

If you can still spin the engine with the starter or even by hand do this, Since the valve is stuck in the up position cranking or spinning the cylinder through the cycles do you see the valve moving...
Forum: General Interest 12-20-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By Al Schober
It's a spring loaded relief valve. There are...

It's a spring loaded relief valve.
There are two varieties. Early one uses a conical plug while the later one uses just a ball. For both the adjustment screw is on the manifold side, transmission...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-15-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mo
Not the first, won't be the last.

Hi,
What you need to do is remove and clean out the carb. What happens, every year, is that some boats are lifted in slings and are nose down on the lift. This allows what would otherwise be not...
Forum: Exhaust System 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,600
Posted By cfergu22
I just redid my hot section for the second time...

I just redid my hot section for the second time and have a few things to add that could help others. Also have some questions from problems I ran into.

Things I did right the 2nd time

1) I...
Forum: Introductions 09-04-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,321
Posted By TimBSmith
New to me, Oasis, 1974 Peason 30, A4 serial no.191902

Will try to keep this first post manageable. My gratitude to everyone on this forum for all of the help you have given and would never know.

On August 5th I bought Oasis after making offers on...
Forum: General Interest 08-29-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,483
Posted By Don Moyer
Fuel supply

Splashlog,

Your most consistent current symptom, which has remained throughout your thread is that the engine starts and runs fairly well at idle but shuts down at higher power settings. I'm...
Forum: Cooling System 08-22-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By Dave Neptune
I ran for 34 years with no t-stst @ 130* and my...

I ran for 34 years with no t-stst @ 130* and my stock plugs were always a creamy chocolate color as they should be. An engine can be adjusted to run at most any temp. It is the fuel air mix that...
Forum: Announcements 08-13-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,551
Posted By Administrator
Hi, John: Here are the ones we've added to...

Hi, John:

Here are the ones we've added to the forum software.

Bill

>>>>>>>>>>

AAMOF|As a matter of fact
ABYC|American Boat and Yacht Council\nVoluntary standards authority for our...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,651
Posted By Bratina
What Sam said - rule out bad gas by either...

What Sam said - rule out bad gas by either pumping out (plenty of work, but allows you to put said gas in a translucent container and look for water), or run of an auxilliary tank. The usual warnings...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By mattlamb
hard to start, rough idle, no power in gear - solved

Hope this helps someone else :

So I had an engine that had been giving so much trouble the PO left the boat at my dock and stoped sailing.. now 3 years later, "shelter at home" gives me time to...
Forum: Fuel System 12-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,262
Posted By Dave Neptune
Adam, yikes:eek:. Two things to figure out on the...

Adam, yikes:eek:. Two things to figure out on the carb and one regarding the tank position as per Al.

You mention the adj jet. I have had some poor experiences with these and I don't like them...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,266
Posted By Wisakedjack
I am very happy to report that my carburetor...

I am very happy to report that my carburetor issues have been resolved. While cleaning my carburetor this week I've discovered the following issues:

1. I think the main issue was that the idle...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 12-05-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,772
Posted By romantic comedy
LG if you want to continue to be really cheap...

LG if you want to continue to be really cheap you might try replacing the packing hose instead of the shaft.

The packing hose is that special wire free, super thick hose that the stuffing box is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,952
Posted By CajunSpike
Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the...

Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the failed piston.

When a piston fails, the metal shards get bounced around inside the engine. These shards can cause further damage as they...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By Jimmy
Lack of power / top end RPM

Just thought I would share the following, and maybe someday, someone searching for a trouble shooting answer can find this and resolve a very frustrating condition, with what turned outout to be a...
Forum: Fuel System 05-24-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By capnward
key word: reliably

Yes, and the peace of mind comes from knowing what you did to make the engine reliable. Or course, you never know. You might have done something else wrong, or neglected to do something right, and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-09-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,813
Posted By CajunSpike
The sides of the cradle go up about 1/2 way on...

The sides of the cradle go up about 1/2 way on the tank.

I made the side walls with 1x3's screwed down to a base made of 1x4's.
Didn't use plywood because if it gets wet, the water can drain...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,813
Posted By joe_db
99% of ethanol issues on A4s happen *before the...

99% of ethanol issues on A4s happen *before the engine*. The parts going bad are not A4 parts. If you have good marine rated hoses, they won't dissolve. If you have a fuel tank made of the correct...
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