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Forum: Cooling System Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 73
Posted By Don Moyer
MMI 502 pumps

The reason the shaft looks so different from the ones in our catalog is because the ball bearings are completely destroyed (probably from water leaking past the water seal for many years) and the...
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By ndutton
For anyone interested, contact me via PM or email...

For anyone interested, contact me via PM or email through the forum software and I'll reply with the circuit board CAD files attached. They'll be in AutoCAD Drawing EXchange Format (dxf).

Anfield...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-13-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By TimBSmith
Update...

I went back to all hoses to fuel filter, pump, pressure gauge, and carb.

I have not been able to hear the distinct marble rattle or pressure drop since. The fuel pressure needle has been much...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-28-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By JimHo
Problem solved -the choke cable lever arm is...

Problem solved -the choke cable lever arm is slipping on the shaft, and is not opening properly.

Thanks for all the help
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-23-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By TimBSmith
Update: Great family afternoon out sailng in a light breeze. Temp nominal.

-Temperatures under constant load 3.5 to 4.5 knots for 1 hour motor out; stayed in nominal range. Today that meant rarely above 150 F.

Motor seems to be running cooler than before the kelp...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-22-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By TimBSmith
Update from 7/22 trouble shooting. Success!

Half a day at the boat in 98 F heat. Most of the time in the port quarterberth and the starboard "sail locker". Lost a few pounds of water weight for sure.

Raw Water Feed Through Hull...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-13-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By ndutton
We've had a couple of convenient spark tester...

We've had a couple of convenient spark tester schemes. The one Sam refers to is from Lisle, available on Amazon, eBay, Walmart and others:
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Then there was the spare spark plug mount in...
Forum: Ignition System 07-12-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Bryan Janeway
Hello again, Still having some issues. It...

Hello again,

Still having some issues. It seems to be clearly plug related. As suggested I swapped the “bad” plug into other cylinders and the problem followed the plug. I left the old Champion...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-08-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By mattlamb
I had same issue..

Great idle dies on high rpm , cleaned carb, new points, plugs, distributor cap, rotor. Same

Found it!

Under the distributor cap is the points, they sit on a metal plate, undoe screws and remove...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-22-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By TimBSmith
Some links from my riser replacement. Pearson 30 74

Here is a photo off a Pearson I salvaged. I think it depicts the original Pearson water injection fitting for a RWC engine.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/owJyXrBYReod6AN56

Here is an album I created...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-21-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By TimBSmith
Update: resolved.

Skip to learnings if you are that guy....

1. Main passage plug on carb- Bone Dry
2. Main passage fuel flow with jumped Facet pump- Nothing
3. Main feed from fuel filter to Facet Inlet with...
Forum: Fuel System 06-03-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Golfdad75
Unexpected Shutdown

Today I took the boat out and after 5 minutes the engine started losing power. I got back into the slip and the engine died. It would not restart. I looked at the Moyer Checklist I felt it was fuel...
Forum: Cooling System 05-31-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By capnward
+1 on it being the seals in the pump. This...

+1 on it being the seals in the pump. This happened to me. Once water got past the first seal into the bearing, the shaft wore in the seized bearing and created a wobble in the shaft that destroyed...
Forum: Overhaul 05-31-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By TheDude7B7
Hey Neil- Reattached the shaft and decided...

Hey Neil-

Reattached the shaft and decided to see if the problem would happen again before loosening the stuffing box. To my surprise the engine ran fine with zero protest. The stuffing box was...
Forum: Fuel System 05-28-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By yeahjohn
So… if you put the gasket on backwards the motor...

So… if you put the gasket on backwards the motor will not run. And gas will go everywhere.

I flipped the gasket so it matched up with the carb outline (imagine that) and it worked perfect! Engine...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-26-2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By sastanley
I will 2nd the 'don't rush to rebuild if you...

I will 2nd the 'don't rush to rebuild if you don't have to, but do it when you have the time & energy.'
When I got my boat, my PO said, "engine is in pretty rough shape, but will get you in and out...
Forum: Cooling System 05-25-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By ndutton
Of course the proper gasket is preferred but a...

Of course the proper gasket is preferred but a temporary gasket made from a dollar bill works. The thickness is about right and the paper is waterproof. You can get 2 gaskets from one bill making...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-23-2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By benbox
I'm posting an update after the troubleshooting...

I'm posting an update after the troubleshooting work the last couple of weeks, so that we can close out this thread. We finally proved that the problem was water in the fuel. First of all, we...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-11-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By RobH2
Instead of doing a lot of diagnosing, I just went...

Instead of doing a lot of diagnosing, I just went ahead and ordered a rebuild kit, the small one without the jets, and rebuilt the carb. Pretty easy to do. The worst part of the whole job was access....
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-05-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By benbox
Interesting change in behavior

Hello skippers

I've finally had some hands-on time with the boat and the engine since my previous attempt at turning the prop shaft. Inexplicably the behavior has changed, so now it's a bit of a...
Forum: Overhaul 04-28-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 45,873
Posted By Launchpad McQ
Hi Everyone, The latest addition to the saga...

Hi Everyone,

The latest addition to the saga involves a near miss with 3rd degree life altering burns to my face, and separately, a near miss with a bad eye injury. So as usual, a tutorial on "How...
Forum: Ignition System 04-16-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By SvenTheGoose
Thanks! Put some PB blaster on Monday night...

Thanks!
Put some PB blaster on Monday night but couldn't get back out to the boat until today. The distributor still would not turn by hand so a little more PB Blaster and a small strap wrench...
Forum: Electrical 04-14-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By capnward
problem solved, engine runs

Just to let y'all know the old A4 fired right up today. All is well! Bought some starting fluid but didn't use or need it.
It was a bad connection inside the rubber boot at the center of the coil....
Forum: Overhaul 04-13-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,427
Posted By GregH
Wiring things up for home test and tuning this...

Wiring things up for home test and tuning this weekend.

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Forum: Troubleshooting 04-07-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By JackConnick
Happy to report back that I was indeed 180° off....

Happy to report back that I was indeed 180° off. SBMolly's ideas of having my "remote starter" (my wife) turn over the engine, then rotate twice afterwards did the trick. I agree, no way to feel the...
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