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Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By pkreusch
ski me; This sounds very similar to my 330 HP...

ski me;
This sounds very similar to my 330 HP scorpion issue. I found that the addition of a low pressure fuel pump sorted the problem out. Newer models added the pump prior to the water filter. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By pkreusch
I have a 330 hp scorpion that tends to vapor lock...

I have a 330 hp scorpion that tends to vapor lock in the dead of summer. My boat comes from michigan and has an external fuel pump. I guess the northern boat builders dont really think about vapor...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Nearing the end of a veeerrryy loooooooong road...

Nearing the end of a veeerrryy loooooooong road Jim...........
Keep the shiny side up.....

P........
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,232
Posted By pkreusch
Unfortunately, coils will break down from heat. ...

Unfortunately, coils will break down from heat. A coil will heat up over time and one that is ready to give out will sometimes act that way. They get old and the resistance changes which causes...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By pkreusch
Good for you Kscrib for figuring out the...

Good for you Kscrib for figuring out the issue.

You know, using automotive parts for marine applications can get you in trouble if you ever need to use your insurance to submit a claim. Although,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,929
Posted By pkreusch
Good for you. Sometimes that little bit of trash...

Good for you. Sometimes that little bit of trash that you can't really see causes all of your headaches. Glad to see you're in the mix with repairs. Kudos to you as most people wouldn't even...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By pkreusch
Hard to tell from your description if its...

Hard to tell from your description if its electrical or fuel related. If you have an electric fuel pump, I would certainly look at that system first. If not, then it is certainly electrically...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By pkreusch
This issue is relatively close to mine; although...

This issue is relatively close to mine; although your carb and my fuel injection operate differently. See my post labeled "Fuel Problem Mercruiser Scorpion 330HP"j at this link -...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-01-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Jim, if I had the money I would buy the comfort...

Jim, if I had the money I would buy the comfort of the new seat. Your boat; although a great restoration, is not a restoration true to original. At this point, you can have the best of both worlds....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By pkreusch
Good news!!! I found my problem....... The Gekko...

Good news!!!
I found my problem.......
The Gekko I own has a fuel tank with a check valve in the hose barb at the tank. The valve has a negative 3lb pull force to enable fuel flow (Ifanyone can tell...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-25-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Jim; What a great thread. I just re-read it...

Jim; What a great thread. I just re-read it start to finish and re-capping the memories over the last months. Good luck with that "bullet proof" tranny. The good news is when it gets repaired, it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-24-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By pkreusch
Fuel Problem Mercruiser Scorpion 330HP

Any help is greatly appreciated on this.....I'm going crazy here trying to figure this out.

After a few minutes running time in my boat, if I shut down the engine for a few minutes, I can start it...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-13-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
sounds about right for full skins and foam. I...

sounds about right for full skins and foam. I have priced a few skin jobs for boats and 2500 seems about average for what you're having done.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-22-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Ace Hardware has a section of specialty hardware...

Ace Hardware has a section of specialty hardware that includes those grommets.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-13-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Wow! So shiny!! Looking great!

Wow! So shiny!! Looking great!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Long story short, he tried to land and broke the...

Long story short, he tried to land and broke the nose wheel off when he stuffed the landing too hard (didn't use his soft field landing techniques). The plane flipped over and ended up on its wing. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-08-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Cant go wrong with that decision. I owned my own...

Cant go wrong with that decision. I owned my own a few years back and had a lease-back thing going with the local flight school when an instructor ran it out of fuel on an IFR flight to South...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-05-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
I noticed your post and you mentioned going to...

I noticed your post and you mentioned going to the "hanger". Are you a pilot by chance? It would certainly explain your attention to detail. I fly on occasion out of Sanford SFB Florida. I'm type...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-28-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
You're gonna need an avatar soon Jim..... Tranny...

You're gonna need an avatar soon Jim.....
Tranny looks great!
Sounds like your windshield is solid. I wouldn't take it of either unless something is loose.
Great pics.
What's your ETA for getting...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Windshield on my '80 needed to come off as a...

Windshield on my '80 needed to come off as a result of three things that I think you should review:
1. The rubber seal between windshield and cap was cracked. Check if it needs to be replaced.
2....
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 02-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 71,071
Posted By pkreusch
Sanford, Fl. Skied last weeeeeeek. How about...

Sanford, Fl. Skied last weeeeeeek. How about you northerners???
I'm always looking at the find pull section to see if anyone needs one.
It would be great to give some relief to vacationing...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 02-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 71,071
Posted By pkreusch
This is my view every morning.....

This is my view every morning.....
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 02-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 71,071
Posted By pkreusch
C:\Users\patrick\Pictures\100_1054.JPG

C:\Users\patrick\Pictures\100_1054.JPG
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 02-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 71,071
Posted By pkreusch
Here's what I wake up to every...

Here's what I wake up to every day.......

C:\Users\patrick\Pictures\100_1054.JPG
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-21-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 131,031
Posted By pkreusch
Jim; If you can't verify when the tranny oil was...

Jim;

If you can't verify when the tranny oil was last serviced, I would definitely change it. After a while in the tranny with no use, any sediment settles to the bottom. The oil may not smell...
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