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Forum: Troubleshooting 09-12-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Surcouf
could also be a tank running under vacuum (vacuum...

could also be a tank running under vacuum (vacuum line plug), which gets into the "lack of fuel" category. The easiest way to see is to install a fuel pressure gage right before the carburetor. You...
Forum: Electrical 07-26-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By Surcouf
hello, just to be sure: is the battery voltage...

hello, just to be sure: is the battery voltage still there when you close the ignition system? If you hear a "click", it could also be dead batteries not sufficient to spin the starter, killing your...
Forum: Electrical 07-25-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By Surcouf
prop shaft / being on the hard should not have...

prop shaft / being on the hard should not have any impact..;

just in case, a nice thread...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-19-2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By Surcouf
a good blow of compressed air backward from the...

a good blow of compressed air backward from the basket suction line may help push back outside anything that could be blocking your water intake...
Forum: Fuel System 07-19-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Surcouf
Stupid question: but when it dies like this, can...

Stupid question: but when it dies like this, can you spin the shfat by hand while in neutral? If it does not, you know it is 100% shaft related, and can exclude the rest

-- next time your sail, or...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-21-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Surcouf
Forum users statistics ...

Forum users statistics
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3333
Forum: Cooling System 06-06-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By Surcouf
stick a screw driver trhough it. If you can hit...

stick a screw driver trhough it. If you can hit the water pump shaft, it is not blocked
Forum: Cooling System 05-31-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By Surcouf
First: make sure the water seals "wheep hole" is...

First: make sure the water seals "wheep hole" is not blocked. This hole can be seen at 0:37 of the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKKJc02PAQE
It is located after the seals, at the bottom...
Forum: Cooling System 05-31-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Surcouf
a pot of cold water on your kitchen range, with a...

a pot of cold water on your kitchen range, with a cooking thermometer, and fire it up! Done multiple times in the past for cars and A4 thermostats, with the kids on the side to teach them . You can...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-17-2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Surcouf
Before going extreme, spraying your favorite...

Before going extreme, spraying your favorite lubricant in the cylinders, on top of the valves as much as you can between 2 days of sailing, and a few high rev operation with hot engine may break...
Forum: Electrical 04-05-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Surcouf
So these are the 4 Masters of Firing: - gas: to...

So these are the 4 Masters of Firing:
- gas: to be 100% sure your engine is just not craving for something combustible, just try with "easy start / start pilot", or any other spray you like to use...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-05-2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By Surcouf
just in case ... ...

just in case ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ysFGcm8oNo&t=284s
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-14-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,527
Posted By Surcouf
I would personaly try everything possible from...

I would personaly try everything possible from the valve cover before trying to remove the head. Several guys in this forum remove head in 15 minutes... for me it is many hours. Removing the head...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-12-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,527
Posted By Surcouf
this is very surprising: I cannot imagine how the...

this is very surprising: I cannot imagine how the valve could "freeze" in a higher position than the one the tappet would reach on the highest position, as this would mean that something would "pull"...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Surcouf
unless you can access from the side and try to do...

unless you can access from the side and try to do a bad job drilling the whole side and inject epoxy / resin under pressure... your pretty much only option is to lift the engine, or at least move it...
Forum: Cooling System 09-13-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,366
Posted By Surcouf
https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice...

https://www.boatus.com/expert-advice/expert-advice-archive/2020/november/repack-a-stuffing-box
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2955&highlight=packing+change
Forum: Cooling System 09-09-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,366
Posted By Surcouf
Check the site poll on oil pressure: You are...

Check the site poll on oil pressure: You are right on the sweet spot of that engine. Unless something else alarms you, there is likely nothing to do on oil pressure. ...
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By Surcouf
hello, I did a partial overhaul of mine...

hello,

I did a partial overhaul of mine during first Covid period, and since then moved back to Europe. I had limited experience with engine before, and did it alone; but without that forum, that...
Forum: Cooling System 09-07-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,366
Posted By Surcouf
140-150F and 30 psi are (very) good values... why...

140-150F and 30 psi are (very) good values... why would you want to go lower? It may hurt your "mileage".

Great boat by the way :)
Forum: General Interest 09-07-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By Surcouf
never heard of such rule in a marina... I guess...

never heard of such rule in a marina...
I guess that marina ownership is just like any other category that involves humans... stupidity is everywhere
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-03-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By Surcouf
this sounds very strange. You have ruled out...

this sounds very strange. You have ruled out alternator.
I know you have replaced the starter, but it sounds like a starter that engages randomely. Do you have a visual access to the starter gear...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-22-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Surcouf
honestly, unless you want to sell the boat in a...

honestly, unless you want to sell the boat in a few weeks... you cannot make a better investment. Will save you a fortune in ignorant mechanics, make your engine reliable and trustworthy.
...
Forum: Overhaul 07-19-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By Surcouf
I would say the old valve: might be pitted and...

I would say the old valve: might be pitted and not re-usable, but should be a good "lapping tool"
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-15-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By Surcouf
it can be found here ...

it can be found here
https://moyermarine.com/product/ignitor-module-replacement-kit-for-late-model-motors-with-delco-distributors-iglm_13-1_490/

no idea why it fried. I used to leave the engine...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,768
Posted By Surcouf
for a simple test... flush it with water, make a...

for a simple test... flush it with water, make a short test pumping water through it; then flush it back with gas to avoid corrosion.
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