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Forum: Troubleshooting 08-09-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Dave Neptune
To hear a ticking noise with an electric fuel...

To hear a ticking noise with an electric fuel pump is normal, the pump works by an on/off switch which operates a diaphragm to pump and a steel ball to work as a check valve. These type of pumps when...
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Dave Neptune
I rewired my E-35MkII a bit different than...

I rewired my E-35MkII a bit different than original. My goal was to shorten the runs where ever possible. The engine was in the middle of the boat, the "panel" and power switch was in the galley, the...
Forum: Reversing Gear 08-08-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Dave Neptune
The reversing gear has one band clutch for...

The reversing gear has one band clutch for reverse which must be held in tension to turn the prop. In forward there is a set of clutches that must be locked into the detent to turn the prop under...
Forum: Fuel System 08-08-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Dave Neptune
I think perhaps your "diaphragm" may be...

I think perhaps your "diaphragm" may be compromised and the "hole" to drain such into the oil is plugged, perhaps by sealant.

Can you smell fuel in the oil at all? If so a rebuild of the pump is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-07-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Dave Neptune
The oil pressure adjustment should not be...

The oil pressure adjustment should not be affected by an overheating episode. Most likely is the sender shot craps or there is a short where the lead wires insulation may of melted against the block...
Forum: General Interest 08-07-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Dave Neptune
Yes, those bolts hold the plate on that the...

Yes, those bolts hold the plate on that the gasket seals.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-06-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Dave Neptune
If the engine turns the rings are probably OK....

If the engine turns the rings are probably OK. The valves can be accessed once the cover plate is removed and it is easier with the manifold removed.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: General Interest 08-06-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Dave Neptune
First welcome to the MMI Forum. The plate...

First welcome to the MMI Forum.

The plate under the manifold is the cover for the valve train. First check to see if there is a lock washer on the bolt, if so replace with a washer or a "star...
Forum: Fuel System 08-04-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Dave Neptune
Sunnnseeker, you say you "cleaned" the filters...

Sunnnseeker, you say you "cleaned" the filters twice on your trip. First did it help? Cleaning a fuel filter by "backwashing" is a poor temporary patch at best. Before going to the carb "replace" the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-03-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Dave Neptune
What Shawn said plus this. Once you have the pump...

What Shawn said plus this. Once you have the pump working fire up the engine and let it warmup and while running look for water leaks around the head and manifold. If you find no leaks there and she...
Forum: Electrical 07-31-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dave Neptune
Curious

Why 3 "shunts" and what are they to measure?

I could turn any A-4 I worked on using the alternator cooling fan and squeezing the fan belt at the same time. At least you will know if the engine is...
Forum: Ignition System 07-29-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dave Neptune
Personally there is no way I would not "upgrade"...

Personally there is no way I would not "upgrade" my ignition system especially if I had one in hand :rolleyes:!

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-27-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Dave Neptune
A few drops of oil. You may still have a piece of...

A few drops of oil. You may still have a piece of felt under the rotor, if so it's purpose is to lube the advance AND the counter shaft that the rotor rotates on. The oil runs down and deposits on...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-27-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Dave Neptune
The C-advance is in the distributor. To check...

The C-advance is in the distributor. To check pull the cap and give the rotor a twist. It should twist to a stop and return freely against it's idle stop smoothly. The C-advance is often over looked...
Forum: Electrical 07-27-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dave Neptune
Time to check the starter. Take the power...

Time to check the starter. Take the power directly from a battery to the starter via jumper cables, then from the positive connection to the solenoid start terminal to engage the starter. Then you...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-27-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Dave Neptune
First thing do not add any MMO to the gas yet as...

First thing do not add any MMO to the gas yet as it will make it worse.
Check to see that the choke is working properly in both directions so you know it is open when running.
Check the C-advance...
Forum: General Interest 07-25-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Dave Neptune
First welcome to the MMI Forum. Looks like a...

First welcome to the MMI Forum.

Looks like a sender possibly. Is the narrow end an electrical plug or a slip fitting?

The oil pressure sender is usually mounted on the flywheel end. It could...
Forum: Electrical 07-23-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dave Neptune
With 2 lines you should be fine. Did you "unplug"...

With 2 lines you should be fine. Did you "unplug" the trailer type plug on the engine harness? They are notorious for lots of trouble. Could easily be a poor connection or switch too.

Dave Neptune...
Forum: Electrical 07-23-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dave Neptune
Do you have a nice big fat ground strap on the...

Do you have a nice big fat ground strap on the motor to the batteries negative side?

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Ignition System 07-23-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dave Neptune
Tom is the guy for what you "need". :rolleyes: ...

Tom is the guy for what you "need". :rolleyes:

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Ignition System 07-23-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dave Neptune
The black wire to "block" ground, red wire to...

The black wire to "block" ground, red wire to coil + side and yellow to - coil side FYI.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Ignition System 07-23-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dave Neptune
Do you have the shutter and photo cell? The photo...

Do you have the shutter and photo cell? The photo cell is installed where the points were and the shutter installs "under the rotor" on the distributor shaft.

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-21-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Dave Neptune
Looks like you may have a broken spring as the...

Looks like you may have a broken spring as the coils at the top look misaligned a bit.

Was/is it making noise while running?

Dave Neptune :cool:
Forum: Cooling System 07-19-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Dave Neptune
Adding the water won't hurt anything and may help...

Adding the water won't hurt anything and may help depending on location to the waterline of the boat. Also a bit of Vaseline, grease or water pump lube on the impeller itself. Saves any rubbing until...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-19-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Dave Neptune
Thumbs up The stuffing box should leak. Leaking at 1 drop...

The stuffing box should leak. Leaking at 1 drop every 20 seconds is about right for "flax" packing. It should leak less when not running and leak it should. You can go to synthetic packing and drip...
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