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Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By TRBenj
'07 v8 4runner with 185k here. I've replaced the...

'07 v8 4runner with 185k here. I've replaced the front calipers but that's about the only thing I've done to it other than routine maintenance. Did the timing belt and water pump at 110k.

I tow a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-28-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By TRBenj
This does not sound like a gasket failure. Did...

This does not sound like a gasket failure. Did you remember to re-torque the bolts after a few heat cycles following reinstallation? If not, there's a good chance they'll loosen up.

In case you...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By TRBenj
I've seen hand tight strainers cause moderate...

I've seen hand tight strainers cause moderate overheats at idle... Air leaks! Not sure how water pressure would help seal a leak [lol]. I've found tightening them down more aggressively stops this....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By TRBenj
A buddy of mine had a couple ts6m's before he...

A buddy of mine had a couple ts6m's before he bought his SN. I remember them being nice skiing and footing boats! In our ski group consisting mostly of early 90's nautiques and MC's, it did just...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,162
Posted By TRBenj
In all seriousness, there is no "magic bullet"...

In all seriousness, there is no "magic bullet" when it comes to prop selection. There is no prop that would push a x-star to 80. You can't simply add pitch and make the boat faster, it just doesn't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By TRBenj
I believe PCM had you bypass the resistor for...

I believe PCM had you bypass the resistor for that ei kit.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By TRBenj
Yes that is a Prestolite ei module. PCM sold it...

Yes that is a Prestolite ei module. PCM sold it under their name as well.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By TRBenj
Having a hard time getting PM's to go through on...

Having a hard time getting PM's to go through on my phone... Those hub caps would be sweet if you still have them: trbenj@gmail.com
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By TRBenj
The cooling system isn't cooling if the engine...

The cooling system isn't cooling if the engine isn't running, as the RWP isn't forcing in cool lake water. The residual heat in the hotter parts of the engine (comb chambers, exhaust runners) will...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By TRBenj
If original, the commander is most certainly a RH...

If original, the commander is most certainly a RH engine if it came out of a single engine correct craft. Trans can spin either way but you need to index the pump. There is value in the commander...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 09-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By TRBenj
Wanted: 13x14, 13x15 or 14x14 prop

Looking for a good used LH prop with a 1" tapered shaft. I'd love to find something like an Acme 1459 but won't be holding my breath! Anything in the 13-14" diameter and 14-15" pitch range would...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By TRBenj
Can't tell much from the photo... Casting number...

Can't tell much from the photo... Casting number of the intake will tell you which port style it has... The definitive clue is the casting number of the heads but you have to pull a valve cover.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-21-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By TRBenj
Dampers are transmission specific and are...

Dampers are transmission specific and are "universal" on the engine side. If you have a velvet drive, the ebasic damper will work. SkiDIM sells the same piece, but they mistakenly list it as a "GM...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By TRBenj
Any air leak before the RWP is certainly going to...

Any air leak before the RWP is certainly going to cause an overheat (at idle), and you're right- a strainer bowl that is cracked, too loose, or reinstalled with a broken (or missing) seal is going to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By TRBenj
You're not alone, Doug... Cc has been installing...

You're not alone, Doug... Cc has been installing strainers as standard equipment since ~1983. The post above is the first I've heard about them being problematic! Now, the flush pro on the other...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By TRBenj
I'm curious how anyone can tell whether the...

I'm curious how anyone can tell whether the engine is lean based on that pic... Not enough information to tell by looking at the tip alone. Width of the soot ring at the base is the only really way...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-31-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By TRBenj
MEFI BURN and Ecm Tuning

Can't tell much from the photos... Fuel burns pretty clean these days. Certainly not overly rich but not silvery in color either (indicative) of pistons melting) which is a good thing. If you...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By TRBenj
I didn't look up the pistons, but i would imagine...

I didn't look up the pistons, but i would imagine that those numbers are in the ballpark if they're specific to the 351w. Bore, stroke, Piston volume and head chamber volume get you CR for the most...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By TRBenj
250hp

250hp
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-29-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By TRBenj
Oddball boat, oddball set up... I guarantee acme...

Oddball boat, oddball set up... I guarantee acme has no data on your exact boat the way you're using it- probably don't have anything close. They based a recommendation off your current prop, which...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By TRBenj
Presumably you have the 1.52:1 powerslot tranny? ...

Presumably you have the 1.52:1 powerslot tranny?

Generally speaking, you'll pick up a good bit of performance and keep revs where they need to be by switching to a modern CNC prop with a similar...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By TRBenj
I have found the free GPS/speedometer phone apps...

I have found the free GPS/speedometer phone apps to be fairly inaccurate. I have verified the Navionics app to be almost spot on with my garmin etrex though. $10 well spent.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-13-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By TRBenj
If your carbureted boat requires pumping of the...

If your carbureted boat requires pumping of the throttle to start when warm, then it's not dialed in. It doesn't matter how old I am or who your dad was! I've seen plenty of high hour boats that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By TRBenj
Marine Holley baseplates supposedly have sealed...

Marine Holley baseplates supposedly have sealed (o-ring?) throttle shafts. I've never taken one far enough apart to confirm this myself, but the only carbs I've seen leak fuel from the throttle...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,406
Posted By TRBenj
The few posts that stated that the 542 is a RH...

The few posts that stated that the 542 is a RH prop are correct. 540/542 are the RH equivalents of the 541/543. All RH Acmes have even model numbers.

Eric at OJ has always been great to work with....
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