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Forum: Audio/Stereo Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 277
Important: Ask Klipsch
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Posted By JimN
To those whose main complaint is about the SPL of...

To those whose main complaint is about the SPL of the Klipsch system- they bear some liability if the system damages someones' hearing, so that may be a consideration. Basically, if you want to go...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By JimN
What oil are you using? If you don't see oil in...

What oil are you using? If you don't see oil in the bilge or a slick behind the boat, it's burning and you should see smoke.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-14-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
The shotgun fix would be to check all of the...

The shotgun fix would be to check all of the grounds, make sure the battery terminals are clean & tight, the batteries don't have ANY problems and the ignition switch wires are clean & tight. Next,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By JimN
I bet they installed the enhanced gizmo.

I bet they installed the enhanced gizmo.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
Don't use the shunt- you can put it in diagnostic...

Don't use the shunt- you can put it in diagnostic mode by inserting a paper clip into terminals A and B of the ALDL at the rear of the engine (assuming you still have the 1998 model that's shown in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By JimN
I would guess that the new harness has some kind...

I would guess that the new harness has some kind of surge suppression.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By JimN
Slo-Blo fuses are used when the current peaks...

Slo-Blo fuses are used when the current peaks strongly at the beginning of use and settles down to a level that allows it to blow at the correct Amperage. It's also the best way to prevent a fire if...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By JimN
I was kidding about the taste test. Any...

I was kidding about the taste test.

Any livestock in the area of the boat? Maybe one of them got the wrong impression.:D
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By JimN
If there's no battery in the boat that's...

If there's no battery in the boat that's connected to the bow eye, cables or other metal, there can be no electrolysis and I have never seen a bow eye that was connected to anything electrical,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By JimN
Look at the fuel line as it goes from the tank,...

Look at the fuel line as it goes from the tank, into the bilge and along the stringer, then to the engine- make sure it's not kinked, crimped, pinched by a tie wrap that was over-tightened by an over...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By JimN
Can you describe the taste?

Can you describe the taste?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By JimN
You mean, like using a Fram PH8 type filter on a...

You mean, like using a Fram PH8 type filter on a GM engine? That would spray oil all over the bilge in a hurry- the rubber gasket is far too small.

The PF25 (short GM filter) can be safely replaced...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By JimN
The lowest MC injection used was 18 psi.

The lowest MC injection used was 18 psi.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 528
Posted By JimN
Those look like Air conditioner tools. This is...

Those look like Air conditioner tools.

This is the typical HM fuel line tool-

https://m.ebay.com/itm/ABN-Fuel-Line-Disconnect-Scissor-Tool-for-5-16-Inch-and-3-8-Inch-GM-Ford-Mazda-/351441000353
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 528
Posted By JimN
Not a bad idea to disconnect them- also, they...

Not a bad idea to disconnect them- also, they told us at MC training to wear a grounding wrist strap to prevent static discharges when it's dry (like Winter, working indoors, wearing pants and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 528
Posted By JimN
Make sure the tool is the correct one- if you...

Make sure the tool is the correct one- if you damage the end(s), the line could come apart and at pressure, that's a huge fire hazard.

Post a photo.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By JimN
Regardless of what you buy, find a reputable...

Regardless of what you buy, find a reputable dealer and have a marine survey preformed and tell the seller that you want to split the cost. If they balk, explain that he benefits, to- if some kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By JimN
At any time, did you hear a sound that would be...

At any time, did you hear a sound that would be described as "BLORT!"?
Forum: Electrical 07-05-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By JimN
My recommendation would be to learn how these...

My recommendation would be to learn how these work before you think about trying to repair it and before you replace any parts.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By JimN
Which engine? The resistance chart for the GM...

Which engine? The resistance chart for the GM engines has been posted here many times and it’s online- if the value is lower than normal, it will act like it’s overheated and if it’s too high, the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By JimN
If this EVER happens again, open the throttle a...

If this EVER happens again, open the throttle a bit and it should start if the problem has to do with a closed IAC. If it still doesn't start, look elsewhere. Does the exhaust smell like gasoline...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By JimN
It should idle at about 650 RPM- is that what you...

It should idle at about 650 RPM- is that what you see on your tach? If you raise the RPM to 800, does it still do this? If it still runs, how far does the RPM drop?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By JimN
Neutral safety switch doesn't affect the coil...

Neutral safety switch doesn't affect the coil voltage, it prevents the starter engaging and StaBil makes product specifically for gas with Ethanol. Also, the problem occurs when it goes into gear-...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By JimN
Delete, please

Delete, please
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By JimN
He needs to look at the crank position sensors,...

He needs to look at the crank position sensors, but it won't start if the plugs are reversed, so they need to be visually checked for condition and the resistance needs to be checked, as well as the...
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