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Forum: Troubleshooting Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By ronstory
Just an idea, but it's pretty easy to do. I...

Just an idea, but it's pretty easy to do.

I would suggest pulling the small hose off the water injection port of the exhaust stack and check to see where the water level is in the stack. You...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-08-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By ronstory
Yes, they are a great, simple device that works...

Yes, they are a great, simple device that works amazing well... for no batteries. ;^)

A bit of technique with the impact screwdriver is to find the best tightest fitting bit for the screwhead and...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-06-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By ronstory
I would take this opportunity to buy a impact...

I would take this opportunity to buy a impact screwdriver and be gentle with it's application. No 2lb mini-sledge, please, but a dead blow hammer would work nicely.
...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Other items 05-05-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By ronstory
You have a duplicate thread running, I would...

You have a duplicate thread running, I would delete the older one.

Do you have any pics of the bracket? There were a lot of possibilities when our boats were built, and a lot were 'unique'.
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-04-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By ronstory
Neil is guiding you well. :) Don't forget to...

Neil is guiding you well. :)

Don't forget to record the voltage for the battery at rest before starting, the coil voltage when running and voltage at the battery terminals when running. You need...
Forum: Cooling System 05-04-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By ronstory
A formal pressure test is always good, but if you...

A formal pressure test is always good, but if you don't see water in the oil or oil in the radiator or coolant leaking out, your engine will likely be fine. Actually, 10 mins of running without...
Forum: Fuel System 04-30-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By ronstory
To upload a pic, us the paperclip button and...

To upload a pic, us the paperclip button and upload away. That will work, but the insert image button IME never does.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-30-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By ronstory
The nice thing about the MMI version is it has...

The nice thing about the MMI version is it has sealed bearing so no need to grease them. This is the grease cup (or lack thereof) that DDO alluded to.

The impeller is the same for both.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-30-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By ronstory
Dude, your scored. You have an MMI cover with the...

Dude, your scored. You have an MMI cover with the thumbwheels!

IMO, likely one of best improvements the PO could have made. :)

Now, the question is the origin of the rest of the raw water pump.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-30-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By ronstory
Unfortunately MMi does not offer the stainless...

Unfortunately MMi does not offer the stainless version anymore. Otherwise our new engine would have one. ;^)

Their current offering looks to be:
...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By ronstory
It there is slack in the hoses so you can pull...

It there is slack in the hoses so you can pull them together without too much tension, just look for a hose repair coupling (not plastic) with the correct inside diameter. That said, I would look at...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-27-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By ronstory
This is just my opinion, but one of the things I...

This is just my opinion, but one of the things I really like about our A4 is in its base form, is there are zero exposed spinning parts on the "front" of the motor.

We've all had to debug...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-26-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By ronstory
RD7--- ... and welcome to the forum. :) ...

RD7---

... and welcome to the forum. :)

With two engines to pick from, you can likely get pretty close to raw ingredients needed for a full rebuild. A good hot tank session will help...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-26-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By ronstory
Yuk! That's positively gooey, and not in a good...

Yuk! That's positively gooey, and not in a good way. :(
Forum: General Maintenance 04-26-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By ronstory
Indigo has two FWC systems, one mechanical and...

Indigo has two FWC systems, one mechanical and one with an electric pump.

I'm using the electric version and I just upgraded to their latest electic pump during my rebuild a few months back.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-25-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By ronstory
It does not take much force on the impact drives....

It does not take much force on the impact drives. Just spin counter-clockwise on the screw to take up any slack in the rotation before you whack it.

Interesting. Who makes an electric version? ...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-25-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By ronstory
Regarding the stubborn screws, do you have space...

Regarding the stubborn screws, do you have space to use a good old impact screwdriver?
...
Forum: Cooling System 04-24-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By ronstory
Neil is spot on (as usual :) ) a quart should be...

Neil is spot on (as usual :) ) a quart should be fine... but I also prefer a larger capacity for 'just in case'. The amount of coolant pushed into container is directly related to how much air you...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-22-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By ronstory
Another runner in the Seattle area. ...

Another runner in the Seattle area.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bpo/d/olympia-complete-running-atomic-engine/7311011411.html

EDIT: Missed there was a 2nd block included. A 2-for-1...
Forum: Cooling System 04-22-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By ronstory
Got it and thank-you! :)

Got it and thank-you! :)
Forum: Cooling System 04-22-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By ronstory
Yes, I wish I had done that. (sigh) EDIT: ...

Yes, I wish I had done that. (sigh)

EDIT: What ratio of water to vinegar did you use?
Forum: Fuel System 04-22-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By ronstory
I would just use a swipe around the threads with...

I would just use a swipe around the threads with Permatex #3 (Aviation grade). IME, it has better gasoline resistance than #2 and it still flexible.

You can used teflon tape as well, Teflon has...
Forum: Cooling System 04-22-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By ronstory
My two cents would be to try and clean the block...

My two cents would be to try and clean the block the best you can before you add the HX and antifreeze.

I didn't go that on my 2nd new-to-me engine and there was a bunch of residue from the engine...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By ronstory
Oh, and welcome to the forum. One of most polite...

Oh, and welcome to the forum. One of most polite and helpful forums on the web. :D
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By ronstory
I bent 3/4 galvanized conduit into a right angle...

I bent 3/4 galvanized conduit into a right angle and cut two slots in it with a hacksaw to catch the pin on crankshaft. It works well, no drama. Home Depot also sells a pre-vent version 90 degree...
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