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darule336
08-23-2005, 11:57 PM
Is 940 hours alot for an 82, Because thats only 40 hours a year. Just curious i have recently obtained a 1982 s&s I love it except my tranny went out. So i will be sending that away but. Not tomany problems.
Dan

jimmer2880
08-24-2005, 06:05 AM
940 hours isn't a lot on any boat, regardless of year. If it's taken care of, it'll run will into 2000 hours & beyond.

Workin' 4 Toys
08-24-2005, 09:10 AM
Just to give an example if compared to a vehicle. I have an hour meter on one of my trucks. At 450 hours, it had about 10,000 miles.

It's apples to bananas comparison I know, but at least it is a comparison to think about.

peason
08-24-2005, 12:27 PM
I put approx. 100 hours a summer on my 209. I think the average is 50 hours, so 40 is lower than average. I would get a compression test done on the engine to make sure each cylinder is okay. There are a lot more people on this board who know more than I do - hopefully they will chime in.

wesgardner
08-24-2005, 12:58 PM
Hey Dan,

As Toys suggests, do a compression test...I found I had a cracked head - the test showed VERY low in one cylinder (62 lbs.)...so if all your cylinders test pretty close to one another, you'll be in good shape.

Wes

darule336
08-26-2005, 07:19 PM
And before my tranny went out i had it up to 45 so i am not concerned at the moment I will do more to the boat in time to come but i just sent of the tranny. Do i need to have to run the engine to have a compression test and can i do it myself. I had one done on my car a year ago but i dont remember what they did

Workin' 4 Toys
08-26-2005, 11:46 PM
And before my tranny went out i had it up to 45 so i am not concerned at the moment I will do more to the boat in time to come but i just sent of the tranny. Do i need to have to run the engine to have a compression test and can i do it myself. I had one done on my car a year ago but i dont remember what they did
It would be much easier on you if it could be turned over with the starter. And yes you can do if you have the gauge set.

Brian
08-27-2005, 06:19 PM
My '85 has 802, but new block at 750