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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By StrmChzr
I'm pretty positive that's where the oil leak...

I'm pretty positive that's where the oil leak originated.... You can see the "oil slick" beneath the valve where oil was dripping into bilge...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By StrmChzr
It's almost time to end my 05 XStar's winter...

It's almost time to end my 05 XStar's winter hibernation in underground storage cave so I need to refocus on fixing the oil leak. One day after winterizing boat last fall, I noticed oil dripping...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-25-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By StrmChzr
bsloop - Unfortunately, the pictures aren't much...

bsloop - Unfortunately, the pictures aren't much help at all. The ZF Hurth direct drives use ATF, but the manual states 4.5 quarts of 10W40 for V-drives and gear reduction transmissions.

Pretty...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-24-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By StrmChzr
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/c/208/...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/c/208/0nyt.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/5s0nytj)


Unfortunately, I did not have time to change any fluids prior to winterization. I'm positive the tranny...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 946
Posted By StrmChzr
Tranny oil leak

After winterizing my boat a couple weeks ago, I noticed oil was leaking out the forward bilge.

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/5308/z5al.jpg

I tracked the oil back to the zf hurth...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,735
Posted By StrmChzr
A couple timeless beauties. Dad's '93 Cobalt 252...

A couple timeless beauties. Dad's '93 Cobalt 252 and my '05 XStar at StoneWater Cove on TRL.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,735
Posted By StrmChzr
Really appreciate all the nice comments about my...

Really appreciate all the nice comments about my "plain Jane" '05!

For years prior to purchasing my MC, I planned to have a custom 3/4 wrap applied immediately after buying boat. When I found...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,735
Posted By StrmChzr
2005 XStar with 8.1L

100833 Port Grill at Campbell Point on Table Rock.

100835 My "happy place" - Surf sacking after board ride the first hour of daylight and water is still glass.
Forum: Trailers 09-07-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By StrmChzr
Don't think you can go wrong with either Kumho...

Don't think you can go wrong with either Kumho 857 or Maxxis M8008 for trailer tires. I've got pair of Maxxis and pair of cheapo trailer radials on my tandem. Need to purchase another pair of Maxxis...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By StrmChzr
Thanks fellas, I just ordered wifi remote for my...

Thanks fellas, I just ordered wifi remote for my Hero2. Definitely will put it to good use!
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By StrmChzr
I took your advice Mike and sent Ronix an email...

I took your advice Mike and sent Ronix an email with same info I posted on this thread. Brian responded promptly and recommended super glue or epoxy to reattach skin to board. He also recommend...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By StrmChzr
This video of me running fuel pump compression...

This video of me running fuel pump compression test sucks, but it's all I've got. When vid starts and engine is on, the dial on gauge is in 1:00 o'clock position (58psi) but once I throttle up to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By StrmChzr
UPDATE: Previous post was "accurate" for exactly...

UPDATE:

Previous post was "accurate" for exactly one month and then the surging started again while on week vaca at TRL in late July. When surging returned, it was not remedied by filling fuel tank...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,095
Posted By StrmChzr
I dealt with engine surging in my 05XStar w/ 8.1L...

I dealt with engine surging in my 05XStar w/ 8.1L earlier this season.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54978&highlight=Engine+surging

I can only speak for my boat's surging...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By StrmChzr
All good ideas! I'm looking for a little more...

All good ideas!

I'm looking for a little more "ultimate" than the GoPro design. I'm GoPro's biggest fan, but when you use the equipment with regularity, there's a number of things that absolutely...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By StrmChzr
Ultimate Video System

In the past few years, I've become the self-appointed family chronicler of vacations. I started out using a JVC HD Camcorder, the Everio 3CCD, and then purchased a GoPro2. Both are decent video...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-21-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By StrmChzr
Board Repair

My 2007 Ronix Vault is looking pretty rough.

Unfortunately, the "skin" (outermost layer of board) on the bottom of board has started peeling off. It's not flaking off, rather, the skin has lost...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-25-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By StrmChzr
I'm intrigued with having oil analyzed but dont...

I'm intrigued with having oil analyzed but dont know much about it. I'd be willing to part w/ $30-$50 for potentially diagnosing engine issues. Any TT'ers recommend a testing facility they've...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-25-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By StrmChzr
K-Man - good eye! I actually removed all three...

K-Man - good eye! I actually removed all three Jabsco pumps and tried to flip them but the black hose wasn't flexible enough to bend w/o causing a kink. I'm going to purchase more hose to replumb...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By StrmChzr
8.1L Oil Change and Maintenance

Bought 05 XStar in April '12 with ~200 hours on 8.1L Indmar. I've had marine mechanic change oil every 50 hours, but I'm planning to do myself this weekend. Also planning to change spark plugs, oil...
Forum: Appearance 07-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By StrmChzr
Do Magic Eraser only work on white gelcoat? I...

Do Magic Eraser only work on white gelcoat? I have white boat w/ black hull. Have a couple deep scratches in black gelcoat that aren't fazed with Meguiars compound for heavy oxidation. Will test a...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-14-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By StrmChzr
We're in Shell Knob this weekend at Kings Harbor...

We're in Shell Knob this weekend at Kings Harbor and will return the same week for our annual fam vacation. We will be staying further up the Kings River that week so won't be in close proximity to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By StrmChzr
Skipaola - I live just down road from you in...

Skipaola - I live just down road from you in Spring Hill. I'm sure we've crossed boat wakes a few times at Hillsdale. We dock our boat at JayHawk, but pulled her down to Shell Knob on TRL this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By StrmChzr
I like your style! I have 50' of white LED rope...

I like your style!

I have 50' of white LED rope lights hung horizontally around the perimeter of my boat slip about 10' high. I initially hung rope lights to improve visibility when packing gear...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By StrmChzr
I have a buddy or family member sitting on rear...

I have a buddy or family member sitting on rear locker shoot vid with GoPro.
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