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Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By scratchee
Sorry if I missed it, but are you raw water...

Sorry if I missed it, but are you raw water cooled, or do you have a heat exchanger? If you have a heat exchanger you don't need to drain anything, because the engine cooling passages are filled...
Forum: Cooling System 09-12-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By scratchee
Art, a few years ago I had a pretty serious...

Art, a few years ago I had a pretty serious overheating event due to a number of stupid circumstances that were totally my fault. One little piece of luck was that my cooling circuit had a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-03-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By scratchee
Thumbs up Don't need help with my Atomic 4

Cheers everybody. I've had my share of engine issues in the past few years. Some were resolved with help from this forum.

Today I went out for what was really my first day of actual sailing this...
Forum: Fuel System 06-04-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,491
Posted By scratchee
Sorry if I missed it, but what sort of starting...

Sorry if I missed it, but what sort of starting issues are you having? What are the symptoms? Last year I did some similar work to what you are doing, including adding a water separator and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,918
Posted By scratchee
Sounds like a great job for a little script run...

Sounds like a great job for a little script run on the database.
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-29-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,918
Posted By scratchee
Have you tried something with better penetration,...

Have you tried something with better penetration, like PB Blaster or an acetone/oil mix? You need something that will fight its way down along the valve stem.
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-28-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,918
Posted By scratchee
I've found this tool to be very handy. You put...

I've found this tool to be very handy. You put it inline between a spark plug and that plug's wire, and there will be a visible spark inside the tool to confirm that your spark plug is is getting...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-23-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,918
Posted By scratchee
You might want to read through my thread from...

You might want to read through my thread from when I had a very similar problem about six months ago (summary: fixed with lubricants and patience):
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Forum: Cooling System 03-21-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,348
Posted By scratchee
I had a problem like you describe several years...

I had a problem like you describe several years ago. I spent a lot of time troubleshooting the pump (including removal), but it turned out to be that the old bronze water strainer was not sealed...
Forum: General Interest 03-20-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,839
Posted By scratchee
Maybe you should wear that shirt! Sometimes the...

Maybe you should wear that shirt! Sometimes the best way to honor our departed brothers is to keep them in our daily lives.
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-08-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,918
Posted By scratchee
Is it firing on all cylinders? You can try to...

Is it firing on all cylinders? You can try to remove the spark plug wires one at a time, while the engine is running (replace them before removing the next one). Each time you remove a wire, there...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By scratchee
I think you may have confused some people with...

I think you may have confused some people with this line. It now sounds like you presume there is water in the cylinders because of the cranking time, but you haven't actually seen any signs of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-03-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,189
Posted By scratchee
I hadn't seen any of this thread until now, but I...

I hadn't seen any of this thread until now, but I give you an A+ for the courtesy of an update two years later! Thank you!
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-03-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,510
Posted By scratchee
Okay, happy ending here! Every day this week...

Okay, happy ending here!

Every day this week I've been stopping by the boat for 10-15 minutes on the way to and from work. I'd run the engine, and if the problem persisted I'd add more/different...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,306
Posted By scratchee
Have you seen this carb troubleshooting video...

Have you seen this carb troubleshooting video from Moyer? I've cued it up to a point that may address your problem, but you should watch the whole thing anyway.

https://youtu.be/kHuemGC_PHA?t=166
Forum: Introductions 04-24-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,670
Posted By scratchee
It's possible you're visualizing it upside down. ...

It's possible you're visualizing it upside down. The needle sits on top of the float. When the float lowers, the needle drops down and allows fuel to flow. When the float rises, the needle is...
Forum: Overhaul 04-05-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,193
Posted By scratchee
This one appears to be open (maybe the same one?...

This one appears to be open (maybe the same one? $395, running but possible valve problem): ...
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