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Forum: Cooling System 02-01-2023, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By joe_db
Galvanized pipe gives off nasty fumes for a time...

Galvanized pipe gives off nasty fumes for a time that can actually make you sick. Use the black pipe.
* it is actually called zinc fever https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 01-19-2023, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By joe_db
We seem to have 3 different issues going on,...

We seem to have 3 different issues going on, which always makes things harder to diagnose.
1 - The tach. No direct drive A4 is getting to 3,000 RPM. If it is, either the prop fell off or the clutch...
Forum: Fuel System 01-14-2023, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By ndutton
We should know what the liquid is, fuel or water,...

We should know what the liquid is, fuel or water, to be able to resolve this. The direction of Dave's post doubts it's fuel and more likely water. Easy enough to check with a taste test. Speaking...
Forum: Polls 01-01-2023, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,533
Posted By Al Schober
Take her out might be the best bet depending the...

Take her out might be the best bet depending the time of season. How many weeks of sailing do you have left before you normally haul out?
Riding it out at a dock? Maybe, but look at the dock...
Forum: Announcements 12-24-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By TimBSmith
Happy Holidays to all my A4 mentors here...

Thank you for helping me through the 2022 New England sailing season. From fuel filters, pumps, raw water intake blockages, overheating, instrument failures, and just basic maintenance. Appreciate...
Forum: Fuel System 12-21-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By Anchor1800
Resolution, and some humble pie

Last update -
Posting this so others can learn from my mistakes and ensure they absolutely check everything.

The long story short is I did not completely remove the old gasket from where it was...
Forum: Cooling System 12-13-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By thatch
Thick shoe vs. thin shoe, my two cents.

Get comfortable, this may take a while. Over the years I have used most of the popular brands of flexible impeller pumps and they have all worked quite well. Almost without exception they all had...
Forum: General Interest 11-16-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By joe_db
Old style distributor - free

Anyone need an old distributor? It is yours for shipping.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-11-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By ejay
Awesome! I pulled the old plugs, which were...

Awesome! I pulled the old plugs, which were rusted and put new plugs in the it started right up!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Fuel System 11-04-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By capnward
The only copper line left on mine is the scavenge...

The only copper line left on mine is the scavenge tube. I see no need for copper fuel lines in this day of high quality "rubber" hoses. I trust hose clamps more than compression fittings. I think...
Forum: Fuel System 11-02-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
Posted By capnward
I have often wondered what the sediment bowl is...

I have often wondered what the sediment bowl is for, since on the rare times that I open it, there is no sediment in it, nor is there anything caught in the screen above it. When I rebuilt the pump...
Forum: Introductions 10-13-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By ndutton
I'm sorry to welcome you with a lecture but it's...

I'm sorry to welcome you with a lecture but it's my way and offered in your best interests.

Why do an engine overhaul if there's no indication it's needed? You say the engine runs strong without...
Forum: Introductions 10-12-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Sam
Welcome aboard - I suggest to you what I suggest...

Welcome aboard - I suggest to you what I suggest to many A4 owners... order the A4 service/overhaul manual from Moyer. I recently recommended this to a harbor boat owner who has had a 1964 Islander...
Forum: Introductions 10-12-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By JustinAlenScott
New Pearson Owner and New Member

Greetings All!

I come to you as a a new boat owner, a novice mechanic (with a can do attitude!), and a beginning sailor. With the passing of a close friend, I have inherited the sailboat that I...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-06-2022, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By bobtookmm
third attempt a charm

I think the linkage was blocking my attempt to adjust ...
tight as a drum now yey

The forum really shown in their support, big reason for keeping the engine
Bob
Forum: Fuel System 10-03-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By TimBSmith
Forum: Fuel System 10-03-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By ndutton
Theo, please read this post from a few years ago....

Theo, please read this post from a few years ago. (https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=113955&postcount=8) Moyer coil or not, running the calculation described in the post is...
Forum: Fuel System 10-03-2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By Theo Lewis
Breadcrumbs

Leaving an outcome here for those who come later as I found many threads exactly like this one but no happy endings. After taking stock of my situation and the poor condition of the many parts that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-01-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By henry.blanchette
Thank you all. I am afraid that the answer was...

Thank you all. I am afraid that the answer was (as per usual with me it seems) simpler and more embarrassing than everyone was thinking. I took the pump off the boat so I could bring it home and get...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 09-21-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Dave Neptune
First welcome to the MMI forum. Yes to...

First welcome to the MMI forum.

Yes to draining the oil.

Yes it can be done in the water by being prepared and getting everything loose when ready to slide the shaft.

Once you have cleaned...
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By ndutton
For anyone interested, contact me via PM or email...

For anyone interested, contact me via PM or email through the forum software and I'll reply with the circuit board CAD files attached. They'll be in AutoCAD Drawing EXchange Format (dxf).

Anfield...
Forum: General Interest 09-11-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Al Schober
Your sudden shutdown has all the signs of a...

Your sudden shutdown has all the signs of a classic failure of the spark coil. Engine dies abruptly, after a cool down of the coil it restarts. Recommend you get two new coils. Install one, keep...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-11-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By ndutton
Did you do this check at the time the engine...

Did you do this check at the time the engine would not start?
Forum: General Interest 08-23-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Thanks everyone! I appreciate you sharing your...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate you sharing your personal stories. Some folks (like my father), just up and quit sailing one day and never looked back..it is just time for us to open our book to a new...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-18-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Marty Levenson
Fixed

Thank you for your replies...always helps me get into a diagnostic frame of mind rather than "try this", "try that".

Pulled a plug and saw there was a spark when cranking, so assumed a fuel issue....
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