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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-20-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Thaiwake
OK, just checked the spark plug leads and there...

OK, just checked the spark plug leads and there was one that was loose. Pushed it back on and the fuel pressure has stabilised but the problem is still there. I still can't accelerate above 2500rpm...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-20-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
Picture of the fuel regulator

Picture of the fuel regulator
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-20-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
The regulator on the injector rail looks...

The regulator on the injector rail looks something like this, but doesn't have the nipple.
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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-20-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
Thanks for the replies guys. Can't repeat, I...

Thanks for the replies guys. Can't repeat, I think this is part of the regulation system, but I thought there was a regulator attached to the fuel rail. The regulator on top of the tank I can blow...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-20-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
So just got my in tank fuel pump and still having...

So just got my in tank fuel pump and still having similar problems to the other pump. I am thinking now I might have damaged the fuel pressure regulator by putting too much fuel in with the out of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-12-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
Can anyone explain how the fuel pressure...

Can anyone explain how the fuel pressure regulator actually works? There is a regulator on the injector rail and then the round one on the top of the tank. I can blow both ways through the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-12-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
haha, thankfully no croc's but the jellyfish can...

haha, thankfully no croc's but the jellyfish can help to keep you up on the board that's for sure :)

Got another question if you guys can help:

I just went down to review some of the other work...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-11-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
Thanks for the replies guys. Yeah thought as...

Thanks for the replies guys. Yeah thought as much, will have to order a new in tank pump from the states and go back to the original system. I am out in the sticks here in Thailand and the choice...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-11-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thaiwake
Fuel system re-design problem MCX

I had another fuel pump pack up on my 2004 X Star with 5.7l MCX. I am in Thailand and wanted to see if I could get a replacement pump here. My mechanic told me the current system was bad with the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Hi Guys, just an update to say the problem is...

Hi Guys, just an update to say the problem is solved. As embarrassing as it is I will admit it was my own stupidity that caused the problem. When I put the temp sensor in the intake I put some...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-24-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Tested the Temp sensor and resistance readings...

Tested the Temp sensor and resistance readings are fine. I cleaned up the grounds and checked the wiring harness to the sensors. Everything seems fine. I cleared the codes on the ECM restested the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Alot of the threads on code 81 are talking about...

Alot of the threads on code 81 are talking about a TAC error. I don't think my engine has a TAC module, so would the TPS do the same thing as the TAC?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
If it is a sensor that is failing, why is there...

If it is a sensor that is failing, why is there not a specific sensor error code showing. Just this code 81?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Thanks for the reply Jim. I cleaned the ECT...

Thanks for the reply Jim. I cleaned the ECT tonight, but gonna wait till the morning to test again. What is the expected resistance on the ECT, do I just measure it across the two pins?

How can I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Yeah, I have rechecked all connections to the...

Yeah, I have rechecked all connections to the injectors. I need to also check the injector spray pattern tomorrow. I redid the battery terminal connections. I'll check the grounds again tomorrow...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
My throttle operates by cable it is not...

My throttle operates by cable it is not electronic.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Ok, Read through a few threads and am a little...

Ok, Read through a few threads and am a little confused. Is the TAC different from the TPS? If so where is the TAC located on the 2004 X Star with MCX?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
If you are ever over in Thailand then bring your...

If you are ever over in Thailand then bring your scanner and I'll give you a tow in return ;) Might have to get the Diacom kit myself but need to rob a bank first.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Thank you Can'tRepeat, I don't know how I missed...

Thank you Can'tRepeat, I don't know how I missed all these threads. I searched every combination I could think of :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
Thanks Neil. I hadn't found that thread. ...

Thanks Neil. I hadn't found that thread. Unfortunately he doesn't conclude how he fixed it but at least it gives me some idea of what the code means.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
The Boat is a 2004 X Star with MCX engine.

The Boat is a 2004 X Star with MCX engine.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By Thaiwake
MCX Running Rich Code 81

Hello everyone, Merry Christmas. Had my boat out the water for a service and am having a few problems with it.

First, the spark plugs are black and sooty, the engine drops power at high RPM's. It...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Thaiwake
Nice one, thanks Rossterman, I'll follow the...

Nice one, thanks Rossterman, I'll follow the manual then.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Thaiwake
MCX Valve adjustment

Hey guys,

I am trying to adjust the valve rocker arms on my Mastercraft X Star 2004 with MCX engine as there is a tapping sound at the moment. The manual I have says to tighten the rocker bolt...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Thaiwake
I tried adding a racor water separating filter...

I tried adding a racor water separating filter but didn't work with my fuel pump. The pressure was too high and it burst the O-ring on the separator bowl pissing fuel everywhere. If you do get one...
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