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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By joe_db
Somewhere in all those repairs I did something...

Somewhere in all those repairs I did something good, I was out just now and full throttle was 6.7 knots at 2500 RPM :D That is an improvement!!!!
Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By joe_db
1500 and 2000 are not the same thing. Plenty of...

1500 and 2000 are not the same thing. Plenty of boats that are somewhat over-propped or have dirty props don't get much past 2000.
I would try a compression test again soon and see where you are.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-26-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By joe_db
^ what he said. I would bet that nothing is...

^ what he said.
I would bet that nothing is going on other than stuck rings and valves. You can also do a "MMO Tuneup". Get the engine warmed up and start pouring MMO in the carb slowly. When the...
Forum: General Interest 11-24-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By joe_db
A thought on A4 repairs and thanks all!

Early Thanksgiving Shout-Out:

I recently had an ignition problems with my engine. I was able to search this forum and find out a couple of things I needed to know about setting the timing that I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-22-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By joe_db
My strobe can dial in advance, so the actual...

My strobe can dial in advance, so the actual timing setting is not an issue. What I am wondering is if I am getting around 12-14 degrees instead of 18, will setting the timing at cruise RPM to 18...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-21-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By joe_db
Update - the engine is running fine after I put...

Update - the engine is running fine after I put it all back together. My issue now is timing.
My initial timing is right on at 0 degrees at idle. At high RPMs the timing seems jumpy, the pin holds...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-21-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By joe_db
No it will not, the gauge will hold steady. I...

No it will not, the gauge will hold steady. I would suggest cleaning the carb out and adding a polishing filter to keep any crud out going forward.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-21-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By joe_db
A4 Frustration - one of those days

I needed to be someplace 18 miles up the river yesterday. The engine, which has really been close to trouble free, decided it was not going to play nice. It was missing pretty badly, it almost...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-20-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By joe_db
Yes very much so!

Yes very much so!
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-19-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By joe_db
I like my electric fuel pressure gauge, it glows...

I like my electric fuel pressure gauge, it glows red when the pressure drops below 1 PSI.
Forum: Cooling System 11-17-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By joe_db
Dang. I really want to put the FWC back on since...

Dang. I really want to put the FWC back on since I got the vapor-return working. I have two of his original pumps that work fine, but are IMHO not quite powerful enough.
I might go to a mechanical...
Forum: General Interest 11-06-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By joe_db
Avgas is 100% ethanol free all the time forever,...

Avgas is 100% ethanol free all the time forever, if it has ethanol in it you cannot legally use it in an airplane.
This really annoyed everyone that paid good money to get their planes certified to...
Forum: General Interest 11-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By joe_db
White gas is about 55 octane. The A4 is OK with...

White gas is about 55 octane. The A4 is OK with that?
I recall my grandfather buying it for things like camp stoves and his old boat when I was a toddler. A buddy from West Virginia calls it "drip...
Forum: General Interest 11-03-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By joe_db
Our airport now has special 94 octane unleaded...

Our airport now has special 94 octane unleaded avgas, but they don't want to sell it to me. It is a special deal for certain airplanes that are testing it. All I get from there is the leaded 100.
Be...
Forum: General Interest 11-02-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By joe_db
That is 100 octane aviation gas. It will work for...

That is 100 octane aviation gas. It will work for sure, but make sure you don't ever stick it in a car. The amount of lead in avgas will ruin a catalytic converter quickly.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By joe_db
I never do anything with drain plugs, I just run...

I never do anything with drain plugs, I just run antifreeze through the engine.
Forum: General Interest 10-24-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By joe_db
I buy avgas for about $5/gal instead of that...

I buy avgas for about $5/gal instead of that stuff for 8$/quart, but either one will work fine for you.
Forum: Cooling System 10-21-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By joe_db
:confused: Did Indigo quit selling the new...

:confused:
Did Indigo quit selling the new style pump and go back to the old Johnson pumps? I notice all mention of the new pumps is off their website.

I have given some thought to putting the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,243
Posted By joe_db
I don't get the point of that thing. All it does...

I don't get the point of that thing. All it does is cool the exhaust, which happens anyway downstream at the water injection point. A piece of straight pipe well wrapped could be there instead.
You...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,243
Posted By joe_db
Yikes! What IS that thing :eek:

Yikes! What IS that thing :eek:
Forum: Cooling System 10-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By joe_db
It has to be coming from somewhere! There are...

It has to be coming from somewhere! There are only so many places liquid exits the boat.
Forum: Cooling System 10-18-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,475
Posted By joe_db
My exhaust stays cool, the ENTIRE exhaust goes...

My exhaust stays cool, the ENTIRE exhaust goes into the bucket, not just the cooling water.
Forum: Cooling System 10-17-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By joe_db
I am still betting on a bilge full of...

I am still betting on a bilge full of anti-freeze. Did the OP ever trace the hose back from the overflow to see where the other end went?
Forum: Cooling System 10-13-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,475
Posted By joe_db
I always did my flushes by running a hose from...

I always did my flushes by running a hose from the exhaust into a big bucket that also had the intake hose with a screen on the end. I let the vinegar go round and round until steaming hot. I figured...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-09-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,243
Posted By joe_db
How easy is the shaft to turn by hand in neutral?

How easy is the shaft to turn by hand in neutral?
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