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Forum: Fuel System 01-20-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By joe_db
Mine reads 0-5 PSI, not 0-100 and a red light...

Mine reads 0-5 PSI, not 0-100 and a red light comes on when the fuel pressure gets below 1 PSI.

This is it:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/262058478258?hash=item3d03e70ab2:g:0McAAOSwUBlZsJt0

That...
Forum: Fuel System 01-19-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By joe_db
Moyer also sells a low fuel pressure alarm kit. ...

Moyer also sells a low fuel pressure alarm kit.
See https://moyermarine.com/product/the-engine-warning-and-diagnostic-system-ktas_01_564/
Forum: Fuel System 01-19-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By joe_db
There is more than one person on here with a...

There is more than one person on here with a gauge like that installed. I have an electrical gauge I can read from the cockpit.
Regarding the squeeze bulbs, they come in handy, but I have had more...
Forum: Fuel System 01-18-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By joe_db
Several things in this post: 1. A fuel pressure...

Several things in this post:
1. A fuel pressure gauge will make troubleshooting this way easier.
2. Outboard squeeze bulbs are not even close to safe enough to use in an enclosed space.
3. Fuel...
Forum: General Interest 01-18-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By joe_db
I have a CO alarm. I would *never* want to have a...

I have a CO alarm. I would *never* want to have a boat with an enclosed cabin with no CO alarm, people sleeping below while you are underway could possibly not wake up. It isn't just engines, gas...
Forum: Polls 01-16-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 56,811
Posted By joe_db
I am not sure why this popped up now, is this...

I am not sure why this popped up now, is this still an issue?
Some spots on the manifold are not water jacketed and get quite hot - FYI.
Forum: Electrical 01-13-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By joe_db
I really like it! How many amps are you getting...

I really like it! How many amps are you getting out of that?
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 01-10-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By joe_db
That sounds dangerous! Was it at least in neutral?

That sounds dangerous! Was it at least in neutral?
Forum: Electrical 01-09-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By joe_db
Weight savings is not why I would get lithium...

Weight savings is not why I would get lithium batteries, the vastly longer lifespan would be.
Forum: Fuel System 01-08-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By joe_db
I actually did that some time ago and then undid...

I actually did that some time ago and then undid it. I used Aeroquip type lines and fittings. Then one day I was talking to the A&P while waiting to get a plane out of the shop he advised me that...
Forum: Fuel System 01-07-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By joe_db
I got 5 of each, they might come in handy :D

I got 5 of each, they might come in handy :D
Forum: Electrical 01-05-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By joe_db
I'll start with my first issue - the actual...

I'll start with my first issue - the actual batteries.
USA based companies like Battleborn are very expensive.
It takes quite some doing to research the best options among the China based outfits....
Forum: Electrical 01-05-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By joe_db
I have been seriously considering this. There are...

I have been seriously considering this. There are a LOT of issues to contend with.
Fire is not really one of them unless you are salvaging a battery from a car. The chemistry used in almost all boat...
Forum: Fuel System 01-04-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By joe_db
Ethanol gas is all we have here too. It is fine...

Ethanol gas is all we have here too. It is fine until water gets in it, filters won't fix that. A new fuel fill cap O-ring does though ;)
Forum: Fuel System 12-30-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
When I had electronic ignition it seemed to...

When I had electronic ignition it seemed to really chew up the coil wire. It was insidious too, it wouldn't just die, just keep getting harder to start. My theory is since no cars have used spark...
Forum: Fuel System 12-28-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
Also note - if the wire from the coil to the...

Also note - if the wire from the coil to the distributor starts going bad, the engine will get progressively harder to start when cold. That wire effects all 4 plugs, not just one. It also gets 4...
Forum: Electrical 12-26-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By joe_db
Very useful info from East-Penn Deka.

Very useful info from East-Penn Deka.
Forum: Electrical 12-22-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By joe_db
FYI - East-Penn Deka sells group 31 AGMs through...

FYI - East-Penn Deka sells group 31 AGMs through Sam's Club with a goofy label. They are identical to West Marine AGMs for half the price :cool:
Forum: Electrical 12-22-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By joe_db
My start battery is a U1. They are about 250 amps...

My start battery is a U1. They are about 250 amps cranking and about 30 AH. The A4 draws about 125 amps starting, the U1 is fine most of the time for that. If the engine has issues (see choke...
Forum: Cooling System 12-21-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By joe_db
I would do an acid/vinegar flush first off and...

I would do an acid/vinegar flush first off and then install the Moyer valve in the bypass line.
EDIT - my old engine would do this, it started out going 140-180 and eventually got to 140-240 :eek:...
Forum: Fuel System 12-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
I found an old carb in my shed and the choke...

I found an old carb in my shed and the choke cable attachment DOES swivel on that one. I think I am going to swap the choke arms or at least break the new one free so it can swivel too.

FYI - the...
Forum: Fuel System 12-18-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
I sort of got it. The nut that holds the lever...

I sort of got it. The nut that holds the lever arm (purple) can be loosened to make the adjustment I wanted. It is farther out now so the choke can be pulled all the way on.
The problem is the...
Forum: Fuel System 12-18-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
Thanks! And thanks to Moyer for getting me the...

Thanks!
And thanks to Moyer for getting me the cable fast! Do NOT cheap out on these, pretty much every single other kind of cable will corrode and die on you.

A general note - this was a frog...
Forum: Fuel System 12-18-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
This one? That seems easy enough.

This one?
That seems easy enough.
Forum: Fuel System 12-18-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By joe_db
Choke Geometry Help

My engine has always been a little slow to start for the first start of the day. After that, it starts right up. I always attributed that to me running the gas out at shutdown.
Lately it had gotten...
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