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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By Mark rsa2au
I have booked it into a Malibu dealer for the 6th...

I have booked it into a Malibu dealer for the 6th Jan. They are open, and as everyone is on holiday they have a day free so I have booked it.
They are only 2 hours from where we are going on holiday...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Have not been able to find anyone with a diacom...

Have not been able to find anyone with a diacom diagnostic system brave enough to take it on. The marine shops I have approached suddenly become " too busy" when I explain the problem.

One guy was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Thanks Jim. Firing order was checked and double...

Thanks Jim. Firing order was checked and double checked. Also it is stamped on the head next to the distributer so we should have that right now.

The white sticker on the sump is no longer legible....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Had a workshop do it. They use an engineering...

Had a workshop do it. They use an engineering shop who does a lot of work on Mercruisers. They did a great job but.suspect some of the damage is from detonation because of the misfire.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Heads repaired. Misfire now even more...

Heads repaired. Misfire now even more noticeable......

I am now working on the ECM side. Timing set at 10 degrees using paper-clip to bridge out A&B on connection port.

Disconnect clip, stop and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-21-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,677
Posted By Mark rsa2au
That would be right mate. We do love in they...

That would be right mate. We do love in they lucky country. Long May it continue!!!!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-21-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Hey Peter sorry to hear of this. Mate I hope you...

Hey Peter sorry to hear of this. Mate I hope you recover soon. I was wondering g how your new lake was but now I know why you had not said anything.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-20-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Got boat back today $3000 later. Decided to fix...

Got boat back today $3000 later. Decided to fix boat for summer holidays and will sell it after that. I was going to get screwed no matter what at this time of the year, so I asked for a little...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-16-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,677
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Just putting it out there. Dont shoot the...

Just putting it out there. Dont shoot the messenger just look at the numbers.

USA - Have the right to bear arms. In 2009 total deaths by firearm = 30 470 people.
Breaking down the stats that is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Discussing this with a few people today and it...

Discussing this with a few people today and it seems we are in for at least $2500 probably more, as the heads need to come off etc. I find this very unusual for a 270 hr motor, unless as suggested it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Next Phase: Valve springs replaced with stock...

Next Phase:

Valve springs replaced with stock origional springs...... And wadda ya Know another...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Test redone: All cylinders, up a few PSI but...

Test redone:
All cylinders, up a few PSI but lowest is 183 and highest is 186 psi. Engine hot, throttle open and injectors disconnected. Guage a little hard to read exactly but all less than 10%...
Forum: Appearance 12-13-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Thanks Tony! I would love to have one on the back...

Thanks Tony! I would love to have one on the back of my boat but at $400 it's going to be next years project.

Ps who / where did you get it from?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-13-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Mark rsa2au
In Australia we sailed through today. Even when...

In Australia we sailed through today. Even when it was 13h13 and 13 seconds in 2013!
It might still be comming to you....

Na Wurries Mate!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-13-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Next Phase: Compression test done: 3 are at 181...

Next Phase:

Compression test done: 3 are at 181 psi, 3 are at 182 psi and 2 are at 183. To me this is almost perfect and expected from a motor that has only done 270 hours?

I have not yet recieved...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-12-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,996
Posted By Mark rsa2au
I'd leave a Polly waffle in their pool.....

I'd leave a Polly waffle in their pool.....
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 12-12-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Mate FIFO like the miners do. work for 3 weeks,...

Mate FIFO like the miners do. work for 3 weeks, ski for a week.... long flight though...

Perfect place to look for a great candidate!
Forum: General / Other 12-11-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,399
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Great! I just installed a shower!! LOL Wish I...

Great! I just installed a shower!! LOL

Wish I had a heater!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-10-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Called PO and they have never worked on the motor...

Called PO and they have never worked on the motor so it is stock from the factory. I still need to buy the equipment to do the Compression and leak down test as the local garages charge more than...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-10-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Ok Ignition system tested, coil found to be...

Ok Ignition system tested, coil found to be breaking down over 4000rpm but everything else working well. Ignition curve good and they tested new coil on my system and all 100%. Purchased new coil and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-09-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Thanks Guys, Loads of info to run with. I have...

Thanks Guys, Loads of info to run with.

I have pulled the distributer and the coil and I am goint to an ignition specialist to test them, if nothing else but to cross them off the list. This will...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-08-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Hi Guys First prize is to fix the boat, so I am...

Hi Guys

First prize is to fix the boat, so I am going down both paths. I am continuing to try to find the problem, but have listed the boat for sale although I am not happy selling it as it is - its...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-08-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Replaced the ignition control module and took the...

Replaced the ignition control module and took the boat out again today.... no change:mad::mad::mad: Still backfires through the throttle body :confused:

Pulled one plug lead off at a time to see if...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-05-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Hi Guys, thanks for all the advice so far!! Been...

Hi Guys, thanks for all the advice so far!!

Been so busy I did not have time to check out the boat untill tonight . I have removed, wire brushed, and tested every earth connection I can see. All...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mark rsa2au
Nice one mate! I take it from this post you...

Nice one mate! I take it from this post you sorted the hot water outlet. Sounded like a real pain but happy to see a good outcome.

Being Melbourne you may need the heater soon. Lol
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