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Forum: Fuel System 07-26-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By Surcouf
Your float never perfectly fully seals, and so...

Your float never perfectly fully seals, and so when you apply pressure on the carb, you overfill the bowl, and so you fill the carburetor body with gas, and if that happens, the very first place it...
Forum: Fuel System 07-26-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By Surcouf
this is the intake of the carburetor, there is no...

this is the intake of the carburetor, there is no seal, as there should be no fuel.
Are you 100% sure fuel is coming from the intake and not leaking from the carburetor casing split gasket?
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-23-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Surcouf
[QUOTE=idreamOfSailing;126316] It's not an...

[QUOTE=idreamOfSailing;126316]

It's not an ignition thing though, she starts fine and idles fine, just doesn't seem to have any life under load.
/QUOTE]

the weights and springs of the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-22-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Surcouf
honestly, unless you want to sell the boat in a...

honestly, unless you want to sell the boat in a few weeks... you cannot make a better investment. Will save you a fortune in ignorant mechanics, make your engine reliable and trustworthy.
...
Forum: Overhaul 07-20-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Surcouf
great video... I would have saved a few hours,...

great video... I would have saved a few hours, had I known all that when I removed the head last year!!!

thank you !!!
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-20-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By Surcouf
unless the fuel safety shut off valve is wired on...

unless the fuel safety shut off valve is wired on a seperate circuit that losses 12V when the key is turned to off... (which it should not ...)
Forum: Overhaul 07-19-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Surcouf
I would say the old valve: might be pitted and...

I would say the old valve: might be pitted and not re-usable, but should be a good "lapping tool"
Forum: General Maintenance 07-19-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Surcouf
Welcome! as mentioned by the others: - not...

Welcome!

as mentioned by the others:
- not unsafe
- can "easily" be recovered to a very good state: at the end of the season (do not waste a single day out of 2021), be ready with the proper...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-16-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,622
Posted By Surcouf
Could be bad seal (could also be no seal...),...

Could be bad seal (could also be no seal...), torque insufficient, or wrong installation...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-15-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Surcouf
it can be found here ...

it can be found here
https://moyermarine.com/product/ignitor-module-replacement-kit-for-late-model-motors-with-delco-distributors-iglm_13-1_490/

no idea why it fried. I used to leave the engine...
Forum: Overhaul 07-11-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By Surcouf
The worst is never certain.... and so I would...

The worst is never certain.... and so I would recommend to take it appart first: the water injection may have a tube several inches long ensuring water is injected below the exhaust gases T branch.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-10-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,443
Posted By Surcouf
not the first time on this forum: air, fuel,...

not the first time on this forum: air, fuel, spark.... and an open exhaust!
Well done!
Forum: Ignition System 07-08-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Surcouf
no secondary anything to loosen... could...

no secondary anything to loosen...

could just be slightly corroded, or totally solidly rusted shut... I had to destroyed my distributor to be able to remove it, and buy a used one online...
So...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,622
Posted By Surcouf
for a simple test... flush it with water, make a...

for a simple test... flush it with water, make a short test pumping water through it; then flush it back with gas to avoid corrosion.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Surcouf
so if cars had their exhausts mixing exhaust...

so if cars had their exhausts mixing exhaust gases and cooling water... we would see milky oil more often :)

Milky oil could also be a sign from water back flowing to the engine due to wrong...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-05-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,622
Posted By Surcouf
not sure if anybody has asked you already, but do...

not sure if anybody has asked you already, but do you have already installed a pressure gage on the fuel line just before the carburetor? This usually allows to rule out any fuel supply issue (that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-05-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Surcouf
So clearly that is the key issue to be addressed...

So clearly that is the key issue to be addressed first.
before you start removing the head, you may want to:
-- spray very generously MMO oil in all cylinders (or your favorite rust-breaking mix,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-24-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Surcouf
1 knot? that is reallllly slow. Many...

1 knot? that is reallllly slow.

Many different potential reasons...
- obvious one is of course a very dirty prop.... anyway you can anchor in clean water and remove barnacles?
- while in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-10-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By Surcouf
not sure I would call 180 as overheating. ...

not sure I would call 180 as overheating.

See the poll, and the comments. Several owners are running at 180 especially with fresh water cooling. A4 will be happy @ 180...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 05-20-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,238
Posted By Surcouf
I think this is the wrong number. The last 2...

I think this is the wrong number. The last 2 digits should be the engine casting year. Look just above the number you took a pic off; and yes, it is behind the fire protector for air intake :)

see...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-03-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Surcouf
I am really not an expert on transmission but: ...

I am really not an expert on transmission but:
- it seems that your "fingers" correctly "climb" on the collar where they are supposed to go when you are in "forward" (the "forward latch" ). When you...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-09-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Surcouf
now that you have done 98% of the work (removing...

now that you have done 98% of the work (removing head and manifold), just get the valves out to clean them, clean valve guides, and potentially a quick seat lapping. It is relatively easy to do, and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-02-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Surcouf
What you call the shiny rings seem to be the...

What you call the shiny rings seem to be the cylinders of the valve tappets in the top position
https://moyermarine.com/product/valve-tappet-oval_07-0_201-0/
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-01-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By Surcouf
great pics! I agree with the previous comment:...

great pics!
I agree with the previous comment:
- make sure water valve and ignition is off, and slowly turn the engine by hand, watching all the valves: you want to make sure that all valves go...
Forum: Overhaul 03-31-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,344
Posted By Surcouf
if it is the stitching that was discussed a...

if it is the stitching that was discussed a couples times on other threads in the past 2 years, there is in fact no more crack: they basically drill the whole crack out and fill the holes with these...
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