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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 380
Posted By JimN
What amount of testing and inspection did you do...

What amount of testing and inspection did you do before buying it? Are the four dry plugs on the same bank of cylinders? If so, you don't seem to have any/much gas getting to them- that one looks...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,230
Posted By JimN
Cool! FYI- the knock sensor goes in finger-tight...

Cool!
FYI- the knock sensor goes in finger-tight + 3/4 of a turn. No Teflon tape- the red sealer that's on it is all you need.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By JimN
How did you try to remove it? With a puller, or...

How did you try to remove it? With a puller, or something that was rigged? If you didn't, use the real pulley puller/installer.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,230
Posted By JimN
Best to check for codes when the key is OFF, but...

Best to check for codes when the key is OFF, but you can start the engine with the tool inserted.

How many switches are on the scan tool and how many positions? Most have a "Clear Codes" button,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,230
Posted By JimN
If the Malibu dealer only checked for codes, did...

If the Malibu dealer only checked for codes, did they offer to do diagnostics? It's not cheap, but it would give you a lot more info than just checking codes- it shows data from the sensors, shows...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,230
Posted By JimN
Getting it in your eyes doesn't burn as much as...

Getting it in your eyes doesn't burn as much as you'd think.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By JimN
I wasn't aware that the woofer was in any type of...

I wasn't aware that the woofer was in any type of enclosure, other than the storage bin. If it was, the vent should be placed in the open, not behind the cover.

Re: the port as a filter, it's...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By JimN
You mean the distance from vent to driver? If...

You mean the distance from vent to driver? If it's too close, the energy from one side can partially cancel the energy from the other side, resulting in comb filtering and very uneven bass response....
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By JimN
Blow across the top of a beer bottle- same...

Blow across the top of a beer bottle- same principle- add or remove liquid, the frequency goes up or down, respectively. Larger diameter requires a longer bottle (tube) but if the diameter is too...
Forum: Electrical 07-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By JimN
How wet was the distributor? If it was wet...

How wet was the distributor? If it was wet internally, the regulator and other parts may may have gone away and caused problems.

There's a breaker at the rear of the engine, too. Check that and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By JimN
How would it NOT run better? Regardless of...

How would it NOT run better?

Regardless of whether you bought it privately or from a dealer, there's an implication that it ran well before the transaction- who's paying for the head repair? Is the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By JimN
That wouldn't make it run rough.

That wouldn't make it run rough.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By JimN
Have you cleaned your flame arrestor? You need...

Have you cleaned your flame arrestor?

You need to remove the flame arrestor. Guessing before looking? Huh?

Carb or injection, to clear a flooded engine, wide open throttle, crank it and when it...
Forum: Electrical 07-07-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By JimN
Depending on the pump, some have a known problem...

Depending on the pump, some have a known problem with the power plug and the terminal becomes hot, melts the plastic and loses contact. Look at the plug on the old pump and the harness- if you see...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,224
Posted By JimN
Knowing or even thinking they may target out of...

Knowing or even thinking they may target out of state boaters, wouldn't it have been prudent to know ALL of the Indiana regulations? I'm sure they include a definition of 'vessel', which could have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By JimN
Mastercraft filters are the same as other...

Mastercraft filters are the same as other filters, other than the logo. This is the same as Mercruiser filters or any other private-label filters. Since it's not replaced extremely often, it doesn't...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By JimN
The iHome and many other docks bypass the...

The iHome and many other docks bypass the iPod/iPhone's D/A converter- does it have a 3.5mm plug sticking up, or just the Apple connector?

Any chance of trying to connect the iPod to a different...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By JimN
Google 'Chevy ECT resistance chart'- I don't...

Google 'Chevy ECT resistance chart'- I don't remember seeing ANY resistance that would be as low as what you saw, but if you're measuring resistance when the plug is inserted and power is applied,...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By JimN
Are you using a cable or Bluetooth to stream from...

Are you using a cable or Bluetooth to stream from the iPod to the head unit? It's possible that the iPod can't use WiFi AND Bluetooth at the same time. If you have a cable, try it and if it works, I...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By JimN
Is the iPod Touch connected to a network via...

Is the iPod Touch connected to a network via WiFi? Probably not. If not, how will it receive the stream from Spotify, Pandora, etc?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By JimN
Does that have one yellow wire and one black...

Does that have one yellow wire and one black wire? If so, that's your ECT and at 3.4 Ohms, this is likely the problem. That would indicate an extreme overheat.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By JimN
Is the plug still inserted? If so, why are you...

Is the plug still inserted? If so, why are you measuring resistance- you need to measure voltage at the ECM while cranking. IIRC, you posted that one of the wires showed about 5VDC- that's the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By JimN
And while the VOC solvents are off-gassing.

And while the VOC solvents are off-gassing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By JimN
You wrote 'toot'- that should have meant...

You wrote 'toot'- that should have meant something to you. Boat horns are usually useless because of where they're placed, what is used and because other boats make too much noise & are too far away...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By JimN
Most of the engine is car parts. The ECM, harness...

Most of the engine is car parts. The ECM, harness and a few others are marine specific, but that's all. Look for a sender with one yellow wire and one black wire- it's the only one that uses those...
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