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Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By lazyade
I've read in the manual about fitting an elbow...

I've read in the manual about fitting an elbow joint to the ballast fill main line (by the shut off seacock). You can then connect a small line to the elbow and place this line in your bottle of RV...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-04-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By lazyade
2005 X-Star Ballast Winterizing

Apologies if this has been answered 100's of times (but I can't find a definitive answer), but what's the process for winterizing the ballast tanks on my 2005 X-Star? I've read about two methods: ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By lazyade
No suggestions? Anyone think it wouldn't be ok...

No suggestions? Anyone think it wouldn't be ok to carry on using the boat with the wobble for the rest of the season?
Forum: Ballast 07-12-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By lazyade
Replacement for ballast level senders?

Anyone have any tips for replacing the ballast senders? Can you only use Centroid ones or can you use other senders?

Boat is 2005 Xtsar.

Thanks

Adrian
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By lazyade
Rudder wobble (2005 XStar)

I've noticed that there is a small amount of play in my rudder (if I grab the rudder from under the boat and push it left to right), the play is probably about 1mm. I fitted a new lip seal at the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-26-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By lazyade
Cheers Engine Nut.

Cheers Engine Nut.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-26-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By lazyade
2004 Indmar MCX 5.7 timing?

Just finishing installing a new engine in my '04 XStar (5.7 Chevy Vortec / 350 MCX), I wanted to know how to setup the timing? I've read in a few places that you need to plug in some software, but...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-07-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By lazyade
I've done some more research and have found the...

I've done some more research and have found the ZF Hurth repair manual http://www.bukh-bremen.de/files/346/upload/Hersteller/ZF/Reparaturanleitung%20u%20Ersatzteilliste%20ZF63IV%20bis%20ZF85IV.pdf...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-06-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By lazyade
No ideas anyone?

No ideas anyone?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,380
Posted By lazyade
I started a new thread some weeks ago on the...

I started a new thread some weeks ago on the updates, have a read through here: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=52162
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-02-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By lazyade
Further update.... Engine is now back in and...

Further update....

Engine is now back in and running fine. We had real problems trying to find the correct intake manifold gasket, see my post here...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-02-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By lazyade
ZF Hurth V Drive, neutral not showing

I've got a ZF Hurth V Drive in my 2005 X-Star, but I can't "feel" neutral on the gear selector switch on the gearbox, plus the neutral switch isn't showing as being in neutral (when it actually...
Forum: Ballast 02-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By lazyade
I should have done this update a number of months...

I should have done this update a number of months ago, but the post above worked brilliantly. We were able to reconstruct one pump (by gluing in the magnets and using the cotton trick to hold the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-15-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By lazyade
We've tried again to re-fit the intake manifold,...

We've tried again to re-fit the intake manifold, but it's leaking again. I've put a couple of photos below. We think there are two problems: 1) we ordered a Mercruiser Vortec gasket (for a Chevy...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-13-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By lazyade
Thanks for comments. Re-looking at it today the...

Thanks for comments. Re-looking at it today the gasket I thought were reusable probably aren't. They've got a small rubber bead that runs round each port. But holding the gasket flat none of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-12-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By lazyade
350 MCX, water leaking around intake manifold

Anyone had problems with water leaks around the intake manifold before (and fixed it)?!

After installing our new engine we've got a water leak, seemingly coming from the top of the intake manifold...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By lazyade
solved

Thanks for your opinions, turned out the gearbox forward / reverse selector wasn't set correctly, the switch though it was in gear, hence no power to the exciter wire on the starter motor.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By lazyade
Cheers for responses. I'll have a look at the...

Cheers for responses. I'll have a look at the neutral selector tomorrow and check continuity through the circuit. I have checked the kill switch (the lanyard is attached and I've checked continuity...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By lazyade
No power to starter motor "exciter" wire

Tried to fire our engine this afternoon but the starter motor isn't kicking in (after an angine change). When the ignition key is turned the first click, the fuel pumps kicks in and the throttle...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By lazyade
Crank Position Sensor used on '05 XStar?

I've just installed a new engine on my 2005 XStar (5.7 ltr Indmar 350 MCX engine), but I can't seem to find a connector that goes to the Crank Position Sensor (behind the harmonic balancer). But...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 01-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By lazyade
We're looking to get some new guide poles. On...

We're looking to get some new guide poles.

On the drain hose, we couldn't be bothered to fit the old one, we'll just drain it through the dipstick tube with a vacuum oil changer.
Forum: General / Other 01-05-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By lazyade
Ok all done. Wasn't too difficult. I followed...

Ok all done. Wasn't too difficult. I followed the tip of tieing something to the end of the old cable (I used a cable running tool called a Gardner Bender - from Home Depot, it worked well as it's...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 01-05-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By lazyade
We got the engine back in yesterday. We had a...

We got the engine back in yesterday. We had a real problem with getting the engine mounting's aligned (turns out the guy who shot blasted them had put the stern mounting back together incorrectly -...
Forum: General / Other 12-31-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By lazyade
I've been playing with the boat today and got the...

I've been playing with the boat today and got the fitting off at the helm end, reasonably easy, just four bolts. Problem is the rack comes off as well, which leaves a rather large piece of metal...
Forum: General / Other 12-29-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By lazyade
Thanks, does the rack come off as well, or do you...

Thanks, does the rack come off as well, or do you just detach the cable from the rack?
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