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Forum: Electrical 07-09-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,360
Posted By tac
My windy discourse on shunts and meters was of a...

My windy discourse on shunts and meters was of a general nature, since this problem has come up before. Of course Neil is correct to advise following the Blue Sea instructions.

Since the panel in...
Forum: Electrical 07-09-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,360
Posted By tac
Ammeters and Shunts

1. Most ammeters that measure over a few amps use a shunt, and are actually millivoltmeters, not ammeters. A shunt is no more than a precision, high wattage, low resistance resistor. They are large...
Forum: Electrical 07-07-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,360
Posted By BunnyPlanet169
I did something similar, although I used...

I did something similar, although I used breakers, not a pre-made panel.

Here's the negative side: http://www.moyermarine.com/forums/album.php?albumid=132&pictureid=1561

Because all my house...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-30-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,071
Posted By Administrator
You can usually discover a leak in the manifold...

You can usually discover a leak in the manifold water jacket rather easily by removing both hoses, holding your thumb over one of the brass fittings (on most boats the rear fitting is usually the...
Forum: Electrical 06-05-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,254
Posted By ndutton
Mike, please consider your current charging...

Mike, please consider your current charging system if thinking of changing your battery type. Said another way, changing the battery type may require a complete charging system change for the new...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-04-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,719
Posted By ndutton
I posted that and the previous link for general...

I posted that and the previous link for general information regarding lubrication oils. It's all about good information. Maybe we can learn something along the way.

Since multi-vis rating was...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-03-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,719
Posted By ndutton
Primer on oil API codes: ...

Primer on oil API codes:
http://www.pqiamerica.com/apiserviceclass.htm

FYI, A-4 specification calls for SJ or CH-4 API rating.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-23-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,934
Posted By sastanley
Shrek, the little jets Hanley is talking about...

Shrek, the little jets Hanley is talking about are in the "throttle body" or carb throat. You can see them on either side of the butterfly valve if you look closely. These need to be cleaned with...
Forum: Ignition System 05-22-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By ndutton
I recommend replacing the ignition switch on...

I recommend replacing the ignition switch on principle. It's not conclusive the switch is the problem but it:

eliminates the switch from possible causes.
prevents a recurrence if it is.
...
Forum: Fuel System 05-04-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,325
Posted By joe_db
Here is an idea: Connect a 12 volt light to the...

Here is an idea:
Connect a 12 volt light to the pump side of the OPSS. If the light goes out at idle, there is your problem :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-27-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,043
Posted By alcodiesel
Steve, sorry to read your A4 is acting up. One...

Steve, sorry to read your A4 is acting up. One lesson I pick up from your initial post is to do one thing at a time, running the engine as a test each time.

I know this doesn't help you but it...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-26-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,703
Posted By Marty Levenson
yellow zinc chromate

On my ill fated rebuild a couple years ago (culminated in a cracked block) I did a fair bit of research on the best way to paint the engine. If it is out of the boat good results will be way easier....
Forum: General Maintenance 04-25-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,703
Posted By sastanley
NE-er, I didn't know anything about painting...

NE-er,

I didn't know anything about painting motors and very little about the A-4 in general at the time. I wire-brushed everything and primed it. I did remove major components and took them...
Forum: Cooling System 04-24-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,818
Posted By edwardc
Blue, You didn't mention if you had...

Blue,

You didn't mention if you had clamped-off the bypass hose in step 3. If you didn't, you could have great flow (through the bypass) but still be overheating due to a clogged block.
Forum: Fuel System 04-23-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,198
Posted By edwardc
I would recommend getting rid of the mesh...

I would recommend getting rid of the mesh entirely and installing a 21 micron canister filter (Racor, Sierra, etc) and a 10 micron polishing filter right before the carb. This way, if you pick up...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-18-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,261
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Marty Just thought here. Is the engine bolted...

Marty
Just thought here. Is the engine bolted down super tight? The engine might be shifting a little bit when you put the power to it. The alignment and so on would appear to be perfect at rest...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-17-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,872
Posted By Dave Neptune
Important

Matt, be sure and work the crank in BOTH DIRECTIONS a LITTLE bit at a time~~NOT ALL AT ONCE. Leave the plugs out as if you get it to crank you don't want to "hydraulic" a cylinder and damage a piston...
Forum: Ignition System 04-07-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,593
Posted By tac
Theory

1. EVERY metal has resistance. So do many nonmetals.
2. Every metal's resistance increases with temperature (I know of no exceptions to this).
3. The heat generated by passing current through a...
Forum: Ignition System 04-07-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,593
Posted By romantic comedy
I like the way it is explained here: ...

I like the way it is explained here:

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/magnetic/ignition.html
Forum: Fuel System 04-07-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,455
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
It can leak. You might get away with it today but...

It can leak. You might get away with it today but the needle valve can age and tomorrow the carb will leak fuel. Having the tank higher than the carb will, as noted, make for a dandy siphon.
I would...
Forum: Ignition System 04-07-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,593
Posted By romantic comedy
There are resistors that are wire wound. Wire...

There are resistors that are wire wound. Wire wound around a non conductive core. Not all that different from the ignition coils.
Forum: Exhaust System 04-02-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,779
Posted By thatch
Hanley's response brings up a good point, the use...

Hanley's response brings up a good point, the use of studs. On a recent hot section rebuild, I first ran a bottoming tap into the manifold/flange holes to clean them up as deeply as posible. I then...
Forum: Fuel System 03-26-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,307
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Sail Boat Ownership

I hope you're right. Boat projects have a nasty habit of not always going as planned. Sometimes you luck out. Sometimes you don't.
Let's see here: We have a sick carburetor. This led to the...
Forum: Fuel System 03-25-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,307
Posted By jbsoukup
in my early years of resurrecting gummed up...

in my early years of resurrecting gummed up carbs, I ruined a number of jets by not following this sage advise. those brass jets are soft! you might have to soak the carb in cleaner to get them out....
Forum: Links of Particular Interest 03-19-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,179
Posted By Marian Claire
Just wanted to bump this site. My friend Mike...

Just wanted to bump this site. My friend Mike just added a write-up of our most recent trip. Enjoy. http://neuseriversailors.com/Sailing_Trips/march_to_shackleford.html
Dan S/V Marian Claire
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