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Forum: Fuel System Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By svsonora
Help me dial in my tuning (carbs/timing)

Current engine has:
Ignitor ignition kit
adjustable main and idle jet
aftermarket 55amp alternator

All else is stock.
Last friday my engine was running badly. I only managed 1400rpms, and...
Forum: Fuel System 06-09-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By svsonora
Thanks guys. I fixed the kink -- went to a...

Thanks guys. I fixed the kink -- went to a longer line as I had plenty of room. I saw the old line, and while there was a mild kink, there definitely was still enough space for fuel to pass...
Forum: Fuel System 06-08-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By svsonora
Engine only running on choke - Kinking fuel line from fuel pump to carb

My boat developed this problem where the engine would only run with the choke open. The carb had been cleaned recently, fuel in the engine looks good, and my fuel pump is pumping fine. I think I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-08-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By svsonora
This sounds silly but did you use the same length...

This sounds silly but did you use the same length of bolt as the ones that came out of the coupling? My bolts were touching the rear of the transmission box and every time i tightened it up, my...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-23-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By svsonora
As usual thanks for the help. I had reverse...

As usual thanks for the help. I had reverse throughout my entire trip today - finally got to dock under power in my really tight sip (I usually walk the boat in)
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-19-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By svsonora
I took the clip retaining bolt out today, and...

I took the clip retaining bolt out today, and sure enough, the bottom arm was gone. I did a safety wire looped CCW around the adjustment bolt that ran to the retention bolt. Hopefully this does the...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-17-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By svsonora
same thing happens if I move the lever from hte...

same thing happens if I move the lever from hte engine side.

Al, i never thought to look under the bolt. I did have, at some point, that bolt wired up with safety wire and I still lost reverse....
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-16-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By svsonora
I'm sitting at home thinking about this problem,...

I'm sitting at home thinking about this problem, and I just think it *has* to be the adjustment nut backing out, despite my clip being intact. I can't think of any other reason why I would not have...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-16-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By svsonora
Reverse keeps going out of adjustment

I bought the excellent service manual from moyer marine, and followed the adjustment procedures do the dot. I adjusted forward, then reverse. I had a good 2 inches left on the rear movement of the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-08-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By svsonora
Cleaning the points did it. Everything...

Cleaning the points did it. Everything downstream of it has been replaced, in terms of ignition. I'd replace the points and condenser too (have the parts) but I'm just gonna go with the MMI...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By svsonora
Battery is dying for sure. Tested the battery a...

Battery is dying for sure. Tested the battery a while back. (and if I had this knowledge you gave me on this thread before, I prob wouldn't be asking this question! ) So the only thing left to do...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By svsonora
Thanks. I think I'm figuring this out. I will...

Thanks. I think I'm figuring this out. I will have to test my alternator tomorrow to make sure, but I think what is going on is the alternator is trying to charge the dead battery (several years...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By svsonora
Sorry, I think what I'm not understanding is --...

Sorry, I think what I'm not understanding is -- is it normal for engine to run that roughly (e.g. die in gear + idle throttle) if the alternator is under load to try to charge up a dead battery?
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By svsonora
Thanks. I am a bit confused. What would I...

Thanks. I am a bit confused. What would I obtain from this test? Aside from checking if the alternator charges or not? (I believe it does, because it does charge up batteries faster than my solar...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By svsonora
Engine won't run in gear with alternator

My starting bank is on its way out, and while it somewhat holds a charge, its not holding 100% charge. (75ah battery) House bank is primarily used (150AH) until I get a new starting bank.

I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By svsonora
Valve adjustment symptoms

Quick question: what happens if you never adjust your valve clearance on an A4? What would be the symptoms? Hard start? Engine stopping after running a while?
Forum: General Interest 09-17-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By svsonora
Talking Thanks. I've been wanting to join much sooner,...

Thanks. I've been wanting to join much sooner, but I think my application for membership got overlooked. I used a different email or something. But I did read through a lot of the posts here.
...
Forum: General Interest 09-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By svsonora
Okay. so big DUH moment. After 5 days of...

Okay. so big DUH moment. After 5 days of wrestling with this...

I went in with feeler gauges, working my way down from 0.003" to 0.0015" Slowly tightened the sections where there was a gap...
Forum: General Interest 09-16-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By svsonora
No. I'm going to try it next time I'm at the...

No. I'm going to try it next time I'm at the boat.

I wonder if I ruined the output coupling when I was trying to pop off the old shaft from the old coupler. I'd give the bolts about a turn,...
Forum: General Interest 09-16-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By svsonora
Thanks. Any chance that my coupler was...

Thanks. Any chance that my coupler was misaligned to the shaft when I tapped it in?
Forum: General Interest 09-15-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By svsonora
Propshaft alignment with split hub - visible movement

I'm using a
1. new shaft
2. new split coupler
3. new shaft bearing

The shaft is 20 inches long, going into a direct drive transmission. Vessel is a Bristol 30 with a hard-mount (e.g. shim...
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