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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,333
Posted By JimN
If the packaging had no damage, it was packed...

If the packaging had no damage, it was packed this way and if he dropped it off to have it packed but didn't watch, that's HIS problem, not yours. If it was packed and this happened, the box would...
Forum: Electrical 08-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By JimN
Who installed the audio and other aftermarket...

Who installed the audio and other aftermarket accessories? Tell them to do it right. That means, the audio system doesn't share power or ground with anything else, except where everything connects at...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By JimN
Ask if they sent the ECM to MC or Indmar, for...

Ask if they sent the ECM to MC or Indmar, for testing. If they didn't, I would be asking some hard questions about what made them think it needed replacing.

They're itemizing the bill, right?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By JimN
You only need to leave it connected for a few...

You only need to leave it connected for a few seconds- once you crank it, you'll know if it's normal, or not.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By JimN
It has two large posts- skinny little ones can't...

It has two large posts- skinny little ones can't handle much current. The contacts inside that connect the battery to the starter motor can become burned, usually by cranking when teh battery is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By JimN
None. Gas loses octane rating over time but...

None. Gas loses octane rating over time but adding premium will raise it to a usable range. It won't make bad gas 'good', especially if it has ethanol, but if the only problem is low octane, it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By JimN
It's usually not a problem unless the engine is...

It's usually not a problem unless the engine is being run hard. If detonation (spark knock) is heard, back off.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By JimN
When you write that "it will barely crank over at...

When you write that "it will barely crank over at all", does this mean the starter barely cranks it? Does it crank easily if the spark plugs have been removed? If so, check the timing. If the timing...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By JimN
If you come up from Chicago to MKE, I-94 is being...

If you come up from Chicago to MKE, I-94 is being worked on almost the whole way. Also, I-43/94 has construction zones and I-94 West is under construction.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By JimN
Look at the ingredients- might as well use...

Look at the ingredients- might as well use denatured.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By JimN
Does the gas have ethanol? If not, you can add...

Does the gas have ethanol? If not, you can add some denatured alcohol and that will raise the octane rating, but you'd need to do some calculations to find the amount needed to raise it to 93. Since...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-12-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By JimN
It would be better to call it 'distribution...

It would be better to call it 'distribution block' since these are also used for the power cable connections. It would also make it easier to find.

That being the case, using one power cable and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By JimN
Make sure the battery terminals and cable ends...

Make sure the battery terminals and cable ends are clean & tight. Also, make sure the starter wires, the mating surfaces for the starter and the main ground point on the rear of the engine are clean,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By JimN
Look closely at the strut bearing- the shaft...

Look closely at the strut bearing- the shaft should be centered at the upper and lower ends. Sight along the shaft (as well as you can)- if you can see that it's curved, it needs to be aligned. If...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By JimN
If you're not familiar with how to use a...

If you're not familiar with how to use a multi-meter, you need to become familiar. You should also become familiar with some electrical terminology and theory- it will make any electrical...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By JimN
Did you check for voltage on any of the red or...

Did you check for voltage on any of the red or the yellow wire? What color was the trigger wire on the amp and Fusion?

What does this mean- "Have not seen those plastic units wires run to on the...
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By JimN
I have posted this about a thousand times- NEVER...

I have posted this about a thousand times- NEVER jump start a dead battery. Use a real charger, not a jumper pack or another boat/car. Charge it fully before trying to start the engine. Alternators...
Forum: Electrical 08-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By JimN
That looks like it may be a dual relay. That...

That looks like it may be a dual relay. That jumper was on the module when you started, right? If it didn't work, I wouldn't assume it was wired correctly.

If you see continuity on between any tab...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By JimN
Did you check the connections at the battery? Do...

Did you check the connections at the battery? Do that.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 83,912
Posted By JimN
Burned on the old pump? If so, replace the end of...

Burned on the old pump? If so, replace the end of the harness- it's a known problem and the part is about $20 at most parts stores.

DO NOT just use a butt splice or any other terminal that doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By JimN
Ask if they checked for spark on all cylinders....

Ask if they checked for spark on all cylinders. When I went to MC training the first time, we had an LT-1 on a stand that could be rolled around, so there was nothing to keep it from vibrating and as...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By JimN
If it's external, it can work, especially if the...

If it's external, it can work, especially if the crack is small. Not an ideal fix, but it can work.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By JimN
Depending on where the crack is located, it may...

Depending on where the crack is located, it may not be much of a problem. I know of people who made sure the crack was dry and clean, then ground it out a bit and used JB Weld, which lasted for...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By JimN
Weeds in the water where the boat is used? Make...

Weeds in the water where the boat is used? Make sure the oil cooler is clear of any debris. ALWAYS carry a spare impeller and gasket- if that's bad, it will continue to overheat and this isn't a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By JimN
It needs to go in for warranty service. When did...

It needs to go in for warranty service. When did this start happening and how many times has he refilled it? If this happens once, it should have gone in immediately.
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