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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-14-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By JimN
I don't remember the exact compression and...

I don't remember the exact compression and leakdown specs of my pickup, but I don't think it was much higher than 150-160 across the board, leakdown was 13%-18% and when needed, it hauled a$$. That,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By JimN
Are you sure the sound from the other cylinders...

Are you sure the sound from the other cylinders wasn’t coming from the spark plug holes?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By JimN
Use the firing order on the intake- it’s specific...

Use the firing order on the intake- it’s specific to the engine unless parts were replaced- the book probably has the same order, though.

It’s possible that one bank ran hotter than the other and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,653
Posted By JimN
The Lemon Law exists because of the car industry-...

The Lemon Law exists because of the car industry- they're far from trouble-free.

The auto industry is far larger than the marine industry and they don't have the Coast Guard telling them how to do...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By JimN
If you heard hissing from the oil filler hole, it...

If you heard hissing from the oil filler hole, it usually indicates worn rings or scored cylinder. It could also be a bad head gasket- look at the firing order that's cast into the intake and make...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By JimN
If it shows other cars flying past at higher...

If it shows other cars flying past at higher speeds, it can be argued that keeping up is safer than people coming upon a slower moving vehicle.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-13-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By JimN
Your being an otherwise safe driver (or mine, for...

Your being an otherwise safe driver (or mine, for that matter) only counts if a judge hears that- how would you expect the officer to vet you- should they just take your word for it?

I should have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-13-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By JimN
Wait for the increase in your insurance. I went...

Wait for the increase in your insurance.

I went to Lake Of The Ozarks last year and on the way back, I made the mistake of maintaining my speed after all of the other DBs bad blown past me, which...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By JimN
ALWAYS start by checking the fuel pressure. Turn...

ALWAYS start by checking the fuel pressure.

Turn the key to ON and check the temperature. If it's over 220, don't worry- it's just heat soak, but it may be that the ECM is trying to protect the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,653
Posted By JimN
Has the battery died completely? If so, has it...

Has the battery died completely? If so, has it happened more than once? Has it been tested?

I ask this because I recently had an intermittent stalling problem with my van, which has never had a dead...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,653
Posted By JimN
There's one major difference between car dealers...

There's one major difference between car dealers and boat dealers- car dealers usually make a lot of money and boat dealers operate with a 'feast or famine' mindset because their season isn't always...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,653
Posted By JimN
The problem is probably electrical and that's...

The problem is probably electrical and that's where most service techs have problems with diagnostics. I would be calling to have a chat with the service manager, if I were you. If they can't fix it,...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 08-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 50,430
Posted By JimN
Do we have anyone around Lac la Belle in...

Do we have anyone around Lac la Belle in Oconomowoc, WI?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-10-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By JimN
Until they went to Vortec heads. They had a...

Until they went to Vortec heads. They had a proprietary intake manifold, too
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By JimN
Welcome to the world of the boat mechanic. And...

Welcome to the world of the boat mechanic.

And boat owners still want to fix their own boats. :D

I have an Astro van and needed to change the spark plugs & wires. Whenever anyone would ask if I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-10-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By JimN
1/2"-3/4" is fine, if nothing moves. They make...

1/2"-3/4" is fine, if nothing moves.

They make tools for loosening hoses- the one in the photo looks like it would work for this...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By JimN
It's not the gas, it's the exhaust components,...

It's not the gas, it's the exhaust components, result of being directly heated & through friction and moisture. The cost for the test is almost the same as someone doing their own oil change.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By JimN
Better to go a bit too long between changes than...

Better to go a bit too long between changes than to leave used oil in the engine over long periods of time.
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 08-09-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By JimN
Do compression, vacuum and cylinder leakdown...

Do compression, vacuum and cylinder leakdown tests and inspect the mufflers- if the mufflers were blasted by hot exhaust gases for too long, they're probably melted and restricting the flow. Your...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,642
Posted By JimN
The groove and pointer don’t line up unless the...

The groove and pointer don’t line up unless the timing is at 10 degrees BTDC.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By JimN
Didn’t you post a code 81? How did you find that?

Didn’t you post a code 81? How did you find that?
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By JimN
The diagnostic port is at the rear of the engine-...

The diagnostic port is at the rear of the engine- ALL injected engines have one and if you didn’t remove the cover, there’s no way to know what kind it is (OBDl or OBDll)- I don't know if you did, or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By JimN
A loose distributor won't cause the oil pump to...

A loose distributor won't cause the oil pump to stop pumping- your distributor would have to spin freely to do that because the gear at the end of the distributor is driven by the cam shaft and it,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,032
Posted By JimN
It's not mine, but I just found this one on...

It's not mine, but I just found this one on Craig's List- if anyone is interested in a very clean-looking '91 Prostar 190 with closed bow, check it...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-04-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By JimN
It's not MasterCraft, it's manufacturers whose...

It's not MasterCraft, it's manufacturers whose trainers and management don't understand why grounding is so important. Having written that, I have to say that as these systems become more involved...
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