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Forum: General Interest 09-14-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By edwardc
Glad to hear it! These days, when someone...

Glad to hear it! These days, when someone abruptly drops off the net, we start to worry.
Forum: Cooling System 09-13-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By edwardc
I found this mini pick set to be very useful in...

I found this mini pick set to be very useful in digging out old packing:

https://www.harborfreight.com/mini-pick-and-hook-set-63697.html
Forum: Cooling System 09-10-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By edwardc
Aha! I think we have a clue. You probably have...

Aha! I think we have a clue. You probably have the wrong diameter packing, rather than too much. Properly sized packing should take three rings of packing. I had something similar happen when I...
Forum: Cooling System 09-07-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By edwardc
The nut and shaft should be 10-20 degrees F above...

The nut and shaft should be 10-20 degrees F above the ambient water temp. Keep loosening.
Forum: Exhaust System 08-30-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By edwardc
Once the water's injected, the exhaust temp...

Once the water's injected, the exhaust temp should be reduced, so any length of rubber hose should be fine, as long as you can physically manipulate it into place. If the hose is really short, you...
Forum: Fuel System 08-21-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By edwardc
My thought is that that worm gear didn't wear out...

My thought is that that worm gear didn't wear out all at once. It probably started slipping, one tooth at a time, until gradually it got worse and worse and finally stopped. The slipping would have...
Forum: General Interest 08-18-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By edwardc
When I purchased our boat, one of the very first...

When I purchased our boat, one of the very first projects I did on it was to install a galvanic isolator (http://www.chessie.com/boat/projects.shtml#GalvanicIsolator). It was very easy. We traveled...
Forum: General Interest 08-12-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By edwardc
I want to second the reliability of a...

I want to second the reliability of a well-maintained A4. Shortly after purchase, we replaced our badly maintained A4 with a rebuilt short block from MMI in 2010. Since then, we’ve put almost 2000...
Forum: Overhaul 07-12-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By edwardc
You're quite welcome. Yes, it is...

You're quite welcome.



Yes, it is needed. I have one, purchased from our host here (https://moyermarine.com/product/anti-siphon-kit-ktas_01-2_318/).
After shutdown, a hot engine cools, cooling...
Forum: Overhaul 07-11-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By edwardc
I agree with Dave. Your water injection is too...

I agree with Dave. Your water injection is too high. It should be at least 4" below the high spot on the dry stack. You're going to continue to get water in the manifold with that setup.

I would...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-09-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,587
Posted By edwardc
John beat me to it. Indications are that you are...

John beat me to it. Indications are that you are running way too rich.

Since you've swapped out the carb, fuel tank and eliminated the pump, It's got to be something else that's in common to all...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 07-03-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By edwardc
A 3/4” thick circular steel spacer with three...

A 3/4” thick circular steel spacer with three through holes and a little depression in the center to mate with the coupler face should be an easy diy build for a hobbiest with a lathe and a drill...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-02-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,587
Posted By edwardc
If you have a Facet fuel pump, it sure sounds...

If you have a Facet fuel pump, it sure sounds like the notorious "stuck ball" problem, resulting in fuel starvation.

The test and temp fix is simple. Remove the bayonet bottom of the fuel pump. ...
Forum: Cooling System 06-21-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By edwardc
A fresh water cooling system (FWC) will not help...

A fresh water cooling system (FWC) will not help with an exhaust water reflux problem as the FWC system still uses raw water to cool the exhaust.

I know the Catalina's are severely height limited,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-11-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,527
Posted By edwardc
I assume this means it is in the coolant side,...

I assume this means it is in the coolant side, not the raw water side. If so, I would remove it. There is no need for a filter in the coolant loop, and it will provide some additional obstruction. ...
Forum: Introductions 06-09-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By edwardc
The manifold has some pretty thin interior walls...

The manifold has some pretty thin interior walls on the cooling jacket. If it has rusted through on the outside, chances are that the interior parts are in bad shape too. A leak there can have much...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By edwardc
Sounds like you're doing a thorough, methodical...

Sounds like you're doing a thorough, methodical approach.

Don't bother removing the starter/solenoid. From your description, it sounds like the engine is turning over but not firing. I base this...
Forum: Electrical 05-28-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By edwardc
+1 on carrying a spare.

+1 on carrying a spare.
Forum: Good Guys 05-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By edwardc
I've found that if the packing nut is too tight,...

I've found that if the packing nut is too tight, the temp of the packing gland quickly soars to over 200 degrees, way too hot to touch. A properly packed and adjusted gland should only be about 10...
Forum: General Interest 05-08-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By edwardc
This has to do with the "orientation" flags that...

This has to do with the "orientation" flags that some software seems to have trouble with.

My workaround is to open the image in your favorite image editing software, make a trivial edit (such as...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-07-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By edwardc
PBBlaster is good. Kroil is even better. But...

PBBlaster is good.
Kroil is even better.
But best is a 50-50 mix of Automatic Transmission fluid (ATF) and acetone.
Forum: Cooling System 05-02-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By edwardc
Don't worry about the overflow tank until the...

Don't worry about the overflow tank until the main coolant loop is full (no air).

Start the engine with the valve closed, as usual, and open it after starting.

The anti-siphon should remain, in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-19-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By edwardc
Easy starting when cold is a symptom of a...

Easy starting when cold is a symptom of a too-rich mixture. An updraft carb should require a couple of tries when cold EVEN WITH THE CHOKE.

The fact that you need to open the throttle wide when...
Forum: Electrical 04-07-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By edwardc
There is another possibility. I used to...

There is another possibility.

I used to observe this exact type of behavior in my old Volkswagens. The problem turned out to be in the starter. The explanation is a bit long, so bear with me:...
Forum: General Interest 03-23-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By edwardc
Two more views.

Two more views.
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