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Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,795
Posted By Coolerking
I've had both and there are pros and cons but...

I've had both and there are pros and cons but prefer Teak.

The fiberglass was less maintenance but I found that the black matting stuff that MC put on (a 2005 X9) left slight black marks on light...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-14-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,104
Posted By Coolerking
Just visited the USA and just loved the rental...

Just visited the USA and just loved the rental car I had... it had a 6.2ltr engine, did 13mpg... a car that I just could not afford to run in the UK...

I came back to the UK, filled my 2ltr diesel...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,271
Posted By Coolerking
Thanks Willg / Forrest, just the responses I was...

Thanks Willg / Forrest, just the responses I was hoping for. In reality I've no idea what the problem is, just repeating what the specialist is telling me, so anything you can add to shed some light...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-01-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,271
Posted By Coolerking
Indmar LY6 Starting issues

Hi

I bought a 2008 XStar with only 150 hrs on it a couple of years ago. It has the LY6 Indmar 6ltr engine in it (Saltwater Series) and like you guys it hunted quite badly at cold startup (for around...
Forum: Trailers 03-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,372
Posted By Coolerking
re. prop guards, we don't. Never seen one. Do you...

re. prop guards, we don't. Never seen one. Do you have a picture of one?
re. the 135 BMW... sadly it is a 120 diesel...... :-(
Forum: Trailers 03-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,372
Posted By Coolerking
And the After pictures

Huge improvement!
I now have full waterproof and permanent rear light unit. I also have running lights and down lighters which make it safer (and looks cooler) in the dark).
Really happy, saved a...
Forum: Trailers 03-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,372
Posted By Coolerking
What you can do with a UK trailer

Hi

Until recently we have not been able to use US MC trailers in the UK (too wide, different sized hitch, no handbrake... lots of small and boring reasons...), meaning getting something made in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Coolerking
MC Dealers/Suppliers in the USA (Eastern seaboard)

Hi

I live in the UK and I'm coming to the USA in a couple weeks on holiday. Whilst I'm in the US I was going to pick up a few bits for my boat e.g. guide pole covers, new lights etc. as it is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-06-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Coolerking
Fuel consumption

Yep doesn't sound right 31 litres.
I have a 2008 X-Star with an Indmar 4 litre in it, zero additional ballest, six people (four adults), doing from 18-22 mph, I burn around 20 litres and hour....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Coolerking
I asked my maintainer the same question and he...

I asked my maintainer the same question and he said: they always remove the transmission oil and inspect it. If it is clean then put new in and leave the filter. He also said that you dont have to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-07-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Coolerking
K&N Filter removal

Hi
I have an 2008 LY6 Indmar engine with a K&N filter (Fire Arrestor). I want to take it off to clean it, have removed the large clip and is spins around easily but it will not come off... almost as...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 05-07-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Coolerking
Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By Coolerking
replacing the coolant on a salt water series

Hi
Perhaps a dumb question but I'm assuming that to drain out / replace the antifreeze in a closed loop coolant system (on a salt water series LY6) you just remove the petcock or drain
plug from the...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Coolerking
Draining a closed loop system on a salt water series

Hi
Perhaps a dumb question but I'm assuming that to drain out / replace the antifreeze in a closed loop coolant system (on a salt water series LY6) you just remove the petcock or drain
plug from the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-29-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By Coolerking
replacing the coolant on a salt water series

Hi - I have an indmar LY6 salt water series engine and want to change the coolant.
I know what coolant to use and I'm assuming I fill it up from the expansion tank but could anybody tell me how much...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 04-28-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By Coolerking
Winterising a 2008 salt water series XStar with LY6

Hi

I seemed to have read hundreds of documents on winterising and I'm non the wiser!

Could anybody offer me any guidance to what I need to do?

Also, very unclear what I need to do with the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Coolerking
Do you recommend doing it every year even if I...

Do you recommend doing it every year even if I don't do a lot of hours? (I did about 10 hours last year as the weather in the UK was so bad!).
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-28-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Coolerking
Near Windermere (north west of England, United...

Near Windermere (north west of England, United Kingdom). .
:-)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-28-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Coolerking
Thanks

Yes better to be safe than sorry!
Do you know if it is a difficult as the mechanic says on an LY6 engine on a 2008 XStar?
Thanks
Ian
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-28-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Coolerking
Changing the fuel filter on an LY6

Hi

Just had my XStar service (LY6 engine).
It is a 2008 with 160 hours on it.
The mechanic said there was no need to change the fuel filter as it didn't do much and was difficult to replace being...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-28-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Coolerking
LY6 'Hunting' when cold

Hi
I have an odd 'fault' which I'm told is a 'feature' of the LY6 engine.

I have a 2008 XStar and when it starts from cold it hunts to almost stalling for about a minute.

It is especially bad...
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