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Forum: Ignition System 11-30-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Dave Neptune
What Neil said and check the plug. The A-4 came...

What Neil said and check the plug. The A-4 came from the factory with a "plug in harness" to connect to the ignition/gage panel. We here call it the "trailer plug". It is a plug just like the lights...
Forum: Ignition System 11-22-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Dave Neptune
Yes and no, use the meter from the post to ground...

Yes and no, use the meter from the post to ground with the key at start. To check the key there are two tests first from the hot side to ground then from the "switched to start side" of the key...
Forum: Ignition System 11-21-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Dave Neptune
First double check the key-switch to be sure the...

First double check the key-switch to be sure the solenoid is getting a full voltage signal.
Did you wiggle and/or keep twisting the key to start? Sometimes a tap with a screw driver or lightly with...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-18-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By Dave Neptune
3 types

In my 45 plus years of operating a sailboat with an inboard engine I have used both dripless and packing styles in 3 ways.

First is the packing style packed with "flax" type seals. These are a PIA...
Forum: Cooling System 11-09-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Dave Neptune
Al, I did not like the warm and cold proximity to...

Al, I did not like the warm and cold proximity to the sensor either and found it troublesome to get my bypass adjusted to where I could leave it alone at various speeds. What I did was to plug the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-09-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Dave Neptune
First determine the state of the plugs (wet or...

First determine the state of the plugs (wet or dry) before doing anything. If the plugs are dry check spark. If they are wet, take out all of the plugs and be sure the water intake valve is closed!...
Forum: Introductions 10-31-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Dave Neptune
First yes you should have the double action...

First yes you should have the double action t-stat for the "system" to work properly. I'd first try going without the t-stat and adjust the temp via "flow" with the bypass hose and a valve or clamp....
Forum: Fuel System 10-31-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Dave Neptune
At 1 psi the engine will mot get enough fuel to...

At 1 psi the engine will mot get enough fuel to make much power at all. You need 2~3 at least. Time to check the pump and check valves. Not a bad job at all.

Also do be sure that the clamps and...
Forum: Fuel System 10-25-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Dave Neptune
If you have any question as to the integrity of...

If you have any question as to the integrity of the fuel lines REPLACE them. A loose fitting, clamp or hose will also keep the pump from pumping by allowing air to be sucked in.

The crud in the...
Forum: General Interest 10-10-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Dave Neptune
Question Noises

Did the "tapping" start abruptly? Valve tapping noise usually increases over time not all of a sudden unless something breaks. If the noise did start all of a sudden it could be a broken valve spring...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-01-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Dave Neptune
If BOTH pumps are functioning (flowing well) it's...

If BOTH pumps are functioning (flowing well) it's time to look at the HX as it may be fouled or plugged.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Interest 09-25-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Dave Neptune
How many RPM's are you talking about? If the prop...

How many RPM's are you talking about? If the prop is fouled and the engine is at idle speed it would die once the throttle was advanced as there would be little flow to carry fuel to the cylinders...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 09-21-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
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: Troubleshooting 09-20-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Dave Neptune
Good seals

The info you are getting is good and I would like to mention one more thing.

Unless the "hose fittings" are good and snug AND the "seal" on the strainer usually an "O-ring" is properly sealed it...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-30-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By Dave Neptune
Lightbulb My trans popping out of gear!!!!!

When I bought my boat it would slip out of gear when more that half throttle was applied:eek:. My problem was that the trans forward adjusting ring was set to tight and would not go into the...
Forum: Fuel System 08-22-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By Dave Neptune
Oh it can shut down and restart later for a...

Oh it can shut down and restart later for a couple of reasons. A little more info on the "way" it shut down would help. If it shut down like you turned it off it is probably electrical like a coil or...
Forum: Introductions 08-19-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dave Neptune
The first did the idle speed change on it's own...

The first did the idle speed change on it's own or have you been working on the carb. If not check to see if the cable housing is secure at both ends. You can disconnect the cable from the carb and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-16-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By Dave Neptune
Your "test" indicates the sender is shorted and...

Your "test" indicates the sender is shorted and will require replacement. The sender is shorted internally.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-09-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Dave Neptune
To hear a ticking noise with an electric fuel...

To hear a ticking noise with an electric fuel pump is normal, the pump works by an on/off switch which operates a diaphragm to pump and a steel ball to work as a check valve. These type of pumps when...
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Dave Neptune
I rewired my E-35MkII a bit different than...

I rewired my E-35MkII a bit different than original. My goal was to shorten the runs where ever possible. The engine was in the middle of the boat, the "panel" and power switch was in the galley, the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By Dave Neptune
The oil pressure adjustment should not be...

The oil pressure adjustment should not be affected by an overheating episode. Most likely is the sender shot craps or there is a short where the lead wires insulation may of melted against the block...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-06-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Dave Neptune
If the engine turns the rings are probably OK....

If the engine turns the rings are probably OK. The valves can be accessed once the cover plate is removed and it is easier with the manifold removed.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Interest 08-06-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Dave Neptune
First welcome to the MMI Forum. The plate...

First welcome to the MMI Forum.

The plate under the manifold is the cover for the valve train. First check to see if there is a lock washer on the bolt, if so replace with a washer or a "star...
Forum: Fuel System 08-04-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By Dave Neptune
Sunnnseeker, you say you "cleaned" the filters...

Sunnnseeker, you say you "cleaned" the filters twice on your trip. First did it help? Cleaning a fuel filter by "backwashing" is a poor temporary patch at best. Before going to the carb "replace" the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-03-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By Dave Neptune
What Shawn said plus this. Once you have the pump...

What Shawn said plus this. Once you have the pump working fire up the engine and let it warmup and while running look for water leaks around the head and manifold. If you find no leaks there and she...
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