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Forum: Troubleshooting 06-27-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By Easy Rider
Well, I'm no "expert" but what jumps out at me is...

Well, I'm no "expert" but what jumps out at me is the height of the muffler and the injection point. IMHP I would suggest moving the muffler down as low as you can get it and make sure the injection...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Easy Rider
I totally agree with Tenders. Do the basic stuff...

I totally agree with Tenders. Do the basic stuff first. Make sure the prop and hull are clean - including the very bottom of the keel. Even a few barnacles on a prop will cause what you are...
Forum: Good Guys 05-22-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By Easy Rider
And what about the packing nut on the shaft...

And what about the packing nut on the shaft mentioned earlier by Dave? Did you check that for being too tight? That's an easy check and would at least narrow the problem down to shaft or engine.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-17-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,289
Posted By Easy Rider
Two small monkey wrenches always worked for me...

Two small monkey wrenches always worked for me and I had a tight spot to work on. Just be careful on the thinner nut. Those sink wrenches were never meant for the kind of pressure you might need to...
Forum: General Interest 03-11-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By Easy Rider
If you still have your old coil and if it was...

If you still have your old coil and if it was working before you swapped it out then try reinstalling the old coil and see if you get spark. It would it least narrow down the problem.
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-25-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,166
Posted By Easy Rider
I might be away off base here but I wouldn’t be...

I might be away off base here but I wouldn’t be to quick to be determining the clacking was coming from the only two year old alternator. I’m thinking the clacking sound may have been coming from...
Forum: Fuel System 11-29-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,216
Posted By Easy Rider
First thing I would suspect is the problem is the...

First thing I would suspect is the problem is the "O" ring under the lid. You need to carefully remove the cover and have a look. Be sure to turn off the fuel upstream from the filter usually...
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,990
Posted By Easy Rider
For those who don't want to do the boom method...

For those who don't want to do the boom method for engine removal here is another way to consider. With my Ranger 29 I could do this from beginning to end in an hour. I would first lighten the A4...
Forum: General Interest 10-21-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By Easy Rider
ps: She still looks great in a bikini. My Speedo...

ps: She still looks great in a bikini. My Speedo is in the back of my underwear drawer, permanently stowed.

Good thing! (Your Speedo I mean)
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-30-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,386
Posted By Easy Rider
(Is there any danger in running the engine this...

(Is there any danger in running the engine this way this summer and replacing the head in the fall.? Or am I destroying more as I run it.)

You would be taking a big gamble running with a cracked...
Forum: Pearson 05-27-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,237
Posted By Easy Rider
Ya might have spun the prop right off when you...

Ya might have spun the prop right off when you had it cranked up in reverse. You wouldn't be the first one this has happened too. Me thinks a swim might be in order.
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-27-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,730
Posted By Easy Rider
If you've being cranking it over for a couple of...

If you've being cranking it over for a couple of weeks and you're getting water out the exhaust I'd be checking the oil to see if you've being accidently getting some back flow of water into the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,818
Posted By Easy Rider
Good advice from Marty and Ed. I had the same...

Good advice from Marty and Ed. I had the same problem a few years ago and in the same place on the head. I took it to a shop who claimed they could fix everything except the break of day. Well, it...
Forum: General Interest 09-22-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By Easy Rider
And simplicity

And simplicity
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-06-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,831
Posted By Easy Rider
was it rough enough that the prop may have come...

was it rough enough that the prop may have come closer to the surface or perhaps the underwater flow changed the dynamics. Just a thought. When you slowed down and the prop "bit" was the boat...
Forum: Electrical 06-27-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By Easy Rider
Is it possible that the batteries are fully...

Is it possible that the batteries are fully charged already?

Chuck
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-20-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,678
Posted By Easy Rider
"A lot of blow by with unspent fuel and...

"A lot of blow by with unspent fuel and exhaust/soot"

I also think he might be referring to the manifold /exhaust gasket.
Forum: Cooling System 06-18-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,850
Posted By Easy Rider
Try removing the fitting at the aft end of the...

Try removing the fitting at the aft end of the manifold where the water exits the manifold and see if it's clogged. Some crud might have dislodged when the engine overheated because of lack of flow....
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-14-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,848
Posted By Easy Rider
Pretty nice! Now all you need to do is buff up...

Pretty nice! Now all you need to do is buff up those brass fittings. Good work.:cool:
Forum: General Interest 03-29-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By Easy Rider
Smile It always amazes me what a wonderful source of...

It always amazes me what a wonderful source of information and advice comes from the members of this forum. This thread is a classic example.
Forum: Overhaul 03-01-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,188
Posted By Easy Rider
My opinion for what it's worth is that head is...

My opinion for what it's worth is that head is toast. You might get a few more hours out of it with your repair but the rest of it can't be far behind for failing. My abvise. Save yourself a lot...
Forum: Ignition System 08-18-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,775
Posted By Easy Rider
John, That was a superb explanation of the...

John, That was a superb explanation of the ignition system. Well done and thank you.
Forum: General Interest 08-06-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,276
Posted By Easy Rider
I know its not what your looking for but I gotta...

I know its not what your looking for but I gotta say I think my best tool on the boat is the Moyer Marine Manual.
Forum: Introductions 08-02-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,183
Posted By Easy Rider
Smile Thanks for that John. I've recently re-setup my...

Thanks for that John. I've recently re-setup my choke cable after a few problems and it now operates just fine but I like your idea and I'm going to give it a try. You never know what you can learn...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-30-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By Easy Rider
Smile Well done. Just goes to show determination and...

Well done. Just goes to show determination and perseverance can pay dividends
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