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Forum: General Interest 09-25-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By zellerj
A collapsed exhaust hose may be the culprit. ...

A collapsed exhaust hose may be the culprit. Without a load a collapsed exhaust hose will be adequate, but with a load it can restrict horsepower - and not allow full rpms to occur.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-28-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By zellerj
A number of things could be wrong. An...

A number of things could be wrong.

An engine is an air pump. Any difference in RPM under load or in neutral? If it revs higher in neutral it could mean a blocked exhaust. Dirty flame...
Forum: Fuel System 08-14-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By zellerj
I have had good luck with an impact screwdriver,...

I have had good luck with an impact screwdriver, one that you hit with a hammer and it turns the screwdriver at the same time.
...
Forum: Fuel System 07-23-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By zellerj
Don't know for sure what you mean by "it would...

Don't know for sure what you mean by "it would start but not run"? If you mean it would run for a moment and stall, make sure you did not knock a wire off of the oil pressure safety switch, which...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-15-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By zellerj
I think this is a water lift muffler. Hot...

I think this is a water lift muffler. Hot exhaust gases are mixed with the cooling water exiting the manifold, and that mixing cools the exhaust and quiets the noise. The exhaust pressure then...
Forum: Electrical 07-15-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By zellerj
I follow a few marine engine forums, but this one...

I follow a few marine engine forums, but this one is the only one where solenoid is (usually) spelled correctly. Soleniod, selinoid, soliniod, solinoid, etc.

And so....thanks.
Forum: General Interest 07-09-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By zellerj
Seems to be conflicting information out there. ...

Seems to be conflicting information out there. See this post:

https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6281

In my first response I was using this link, which is wrong.
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Forum: General Interest 07-07-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By zellerj
Find the serial number and ask Moyer Marine if it...

Find the serial number and ask Moyer Marine if it is a rebuild. I am sure they keep records. Serial number is on the carburetor side towards fly wheel end of motor below breather hose, right below...
Forum: General Interest 06-26-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By zellerj
My OPSS failed last week because a wire tab broke...

My OPSS failed last week because a wire tab broke off. Must have been 40 years old. Engine would start and then quickly stall. I found a Borg Warner Oil Switch part number S383 at a local marina...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-20-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By zellerj
Hook up a portable tank. If the pump works that...

Hook up a portable tank. If the pump works that isolates the problem to tank-pickup - lines to pump. A simple air leak can prevent a pump from pumping. If the pump does not work, then you know it...
Forum: General Interest 06-15-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By zellerj
Thanks Greg for you thoughtful post. After a...

Thanks Greg for you thoughtful post. After a call to RayMarine, I learned waht you said and that I need to purchase a NMEA2000 to NMEA0183 converter, and connect the converter cable to the tiller...
Forum: General Interest 06-13-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By zellerj
ST 2000+ RayMarine auto pilot

I recently installed a ST2000+ tiller pilot on my Catalina 30. I want to have this autopilot talk to my NMEA2000 network, so I can pilot using both wind data (from a Garmin Nexus Wind instrument)...
Forum: Fuel System 06-02-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By zellerj
This is opposite from my engine. My engine...

This is opposite from my engine. My engine decreases RPM in gear (friction in the system and the prop turning through water) and speeds up a little in neutral. My idle is around 1100 rpm because it...
Forum: Fuel System 05-28-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By zellerj
Check for spark. Once when I was working on my...

Check for spark. Once when I was working on my engine, a wire was knocked off of the coil. I was pretty inexperienced then, and Don Moyer helped me through the troubleshooting. I ran a purple wire...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-27-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By zellerj
I have not used the snap ring for 20 years with...

I have not used the snap ring for 20 years with no issues.
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-10-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By zellerj
My guess is that it wasn't the solenoid in the...

My guess is that it wasn't the solenoid in the first place, but a starter that needs to be rebuilt. Or you can purchase a rebuilt one for about $300 while you are having yours rebuilt (about $150). ...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-21-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By zellerj
I have a question about fuel pressure. If there...

I have a question about fuel pressure. If there was crud in the carburetor bowl periodically blocking the jet, would a fuel pressure gauge hold steady at a good pressure? OR would the pressure...
Forum: Cooling System 11-09-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By zellerj
Water in the oil does not have to be from an...

Water in the oil does not have to be from an engine issue. The only time I had water in the oil was a result of large wakes hitting my stern when I was stuck on a sandbar. If you do not have a plate...
Forum: Overhaul 11-09-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,427
Posted By zellerj
This video shows a head stitching job done in...

This video shows a head stitching job done in Pakistan. I enjoy watching these old school videos and the skill that these people have with not very modern tools.
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Forum: Overhaul 11-04-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,427
Posted By zellerj
Can you post a picture of the "stitching...

Can you post a picture of the "stitching job"?
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By zellerj
How I winterize my raw water cooled atomic 4: ...

How I winterize my raw water cooled atomic 4:

1) un screw the cap at the end of the nipple just behind the alternator. I hook up a piece of tubing to the nipple and blow into it to periodically...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By zellerj
Fuel, spark, compression, and timing. Are you...

Fuel, spark, compression, and timing. Are you sure about the timing? Could have the distributor moved?
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,876
Posted By zellerj
Recently my starter and solenoid fried, and it...

Recently my starter and solenoid fried, and it smelled like the remnants of a house fire. Plastic smell might be the insulation of a wire that got hot because of a short. Check out the wires that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By zellerj
solenoid smells burnt and starter has broken windings

So after my reversing gear issues, where a bunch of noise was heard coming from the engine after I had a hard time getting it into reverse, I went to the boat to sort out the issues and I have not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By zellerj
So back to the boat today to take another look. ...

So back to the boat today to take another look. What I found was the two square headed set screws that hold the gear selector bracket to the shaft were loose. Would this lead to a hard shifting...
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