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Forum: Troubleshooting 01-14-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By Surcouf
I would personaly try everything possible from...

I would personaly try everything possible from the valve cover before trying to remove the head. Several guys in this forum remove head in 15 minutes... for me it is many hours. Removing the head...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-12-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By Surcouf
this is very surprising: I cannot imagine how the...

this is very surprising: I cannot imagine how the valve could "freeze" in a higher position than the one the tappet would reach on the highest position, as this would mean that something would "pull"...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Surcouf
unless you can access from the side and try to do...

unless you can access from the side and try to do a bad job drilling the whole side and inject epoxy / resin under pressure... your pretty much only option is to lift the engine, or at least move it...
Forum: Cooling System 09-13-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,279
Posted By Surcouf
https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice...

https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice-archive/2020/november/repack-a-stuffing-box
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2955&highlight=packing+change
Forum: Cooling System 09-09-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,279
Posted By Surcouf
Check the site poll on oil pressure: You are...

Check the site poll on oil pressure: You are right on the sweet spot of that engine. Unless something else alarms you, there is likely nothing to do on oil pressure. ...
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Surcouf
hello, I did a partial overhaul of mine...

hello,

I did a partial overhaul of mine during first Covid period, and since then moved back to Europe. I had limited experience with engine before, and did it alone; but without that forum, that...
Forum: Cooling System 09-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,279
Posted By Surcouf
140-150F and 30 psi are (very) good values... why...

140-150F and 30 psi are (very) good values... why would you want to go lower? It may hurt your "mileage".

Great boat by the way :)
Forum: General Interest 09-07-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By Surcouf
never heard of such rule in a marina... I guess...

never heard of such rule in a marina...
I guess that marina ownership is just like any other category that involves humans... stupidity is everywhere
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-03-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Surcouf
this sounds very strange. You have ruled out...

this sounds very strange. You have ruled out alternator.
I know you have replaced the starter, but it sounds like a starter that engages randomely. Do you have a visual access to the starter gear...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-22-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Surcouf
honestly, unless you want to sell the boat in a...

honestly, unless you want to sell the boat in a few weeks... you cannot make a better investment. Will save you a fortune in ignorant mechanics, make your engine reliable and trustworthy.
...
Forum: Overhaul 07-19-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By Surcouf
I would say the old valve: might be pitted and...

I would say the old valve: might be pitted and not re-usable, but should be a good "lapping tool"
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-15-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By Surcouf
it can be found here ...

it can be found here
https://moyermarine.com/product/ignitor-module-replacement-kit-for-late-model-motors-with-delco-distributors-iglm_13-1_490/

no idea why it fried. I used to leave the engine...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,710
Posted By Surcouf
for a simple test... flush it with water, make a...

for a simple test... flush it with water, make a short test pumping water through it; then flush it back with gas to avoid corrosion.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Surcouf
so if cars had their exhausts mixing exhaust...

so if cars had their exhausts mixing exhaust gases and cooling water... we would see milky oil more often :)

Milky oil could also be a sign from water back flowing to the engine due to wrong...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Surcouf
1 knot? that is reallllly slow. Many...

1 knot? that is reallllly slow.

Many different potential reasons...
- obvious one is of course a very dirty prop.... anyway you can anchor in clean water and remove barnacles?
- while in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-10-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,380
Posted By Surcouf
not sure I would call 180 as overheating. ...

not sure I would call 180 as overheating.

See the poll, and the comments. Several owners are running at 180 especially with fresh water cooling. A4 will be happy @ 180...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-20-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,639
Posted By Surcouf
I think this is the wrong number. The last 2...

I think this is the wrong number. The last 2 digits should be the engine casting year. Look just above the number you took a pic off; and yes, it is behind the fire protector for air intake :)

see...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-02-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By Surcouf
What you call the shiny rings seem to be the...

What you call the shiny rings seem to be the cylinders of the valve tappets in the top position
https://moyermarine.com/product/valve-tappet-oval_07-0_201-0/
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-01-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By Surcouf
great pics! I agree with the previous comment:...

great pics!
I agree with the previous comment:
- make sure water valve and ignition is off, and slowly turn the engine by hand, watching all the valves: you want to make sure that all valves go...
Forum: Overhaul 03-31-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,087
Posted By Surcouf
if it is the stitching that was discussed a...

if it is the stitching that was discussed a couples times on other threads in the past 2 years, there is in fact no more crack: they basically drill the whole crack out and fill the holes with these...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,329
Posted By Surcouf
Welcome! Most if not all parts available at...

Welcome!
Most if not all parts available at our sponsor Moyer marine.
Strongly recommend to get the Manual, a mine of information on maintenance troubleshooting etc..
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-29-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,169
Posted By Surcouf
So if I recap: - compression in cylinder 3 OK:...

So if I recap:
- compression in cylinder 3 OK: no valve blocked
- cylinders 1 & 2 running: so air / gas is actually mixing and getting into the manifold, AND no major back-pressure on the exhaust...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-18-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,169
Posted By Surcouf
If plugs / wire tests failed, confirming no...

If plugs / wire tests failed, confirming no compression would be next step. Spray regularly and generously MMO / WD 40 etc.. trying to aim at valves. If you have access to the valve cover, you can...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-17-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,169
Posted By Surcouf
Before getting into compression, I would try to...

Before getting into compression, I would try to swap wires + spark plugs around, to rule out wire or plug issues. But agree that this screams stuck valves, especially on 3 & 4, closer to exhaust. Is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-16-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By Surcouf
I would add that the understanding if your shaft...

I would add that the understanding if your shaft is spinning as it should, or if your gear is "slipping" when in reverse, is key here. You mentioned earlier that it seems to accelerate when you ramp...
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