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Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 704
Posted By JimN
It's not about hugging trees, it's about wasting...

It's not about hugging trees, it's about wasting lives and resources of all kinds.

BTW- CO2 is heavier than air, so it doesn't reach the Ozone layer. Also, as much as they say that fossil fuels are...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 704
Posted By JimN
Too many people are willing to mess with the food...

Too many people are willing to mess with the food chain, in too many ways. If lions become extinct, the number of other animals will grow, unchecked and the unbalance ends up having consequences that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 704
Posted By JimN
When the offspring of this male will likely be...

When the offspring of this male will likely be killed by a new mate for the female, how, exactly, does that conserve anything? If Cecil had been killed by another male lion, it would have been the...
Forum: General / Other Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By JimN
Firs thing I would do is find out if the flame...

Firs thing I would do is find out if the flame arrestor is the cause, by removing it and listening.

If it is the cause, it may be a bit annoying, but it's harmless. Changing the arrestor would be...
Forum: Electrical Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By JimN
And it's missing a screw- find out why.

And it's missing a screw- find out why.
Forum: Electrical Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By JimN
Can't tell unless the boat was here- how any...

Can't tell unless the boat was here- how any wires connect to the battery pots? If only one heavy wire per post, then everything goes through the breaker and that's too much. The breaker is made t...
Forum: Electrical Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By JimN
Some accessories may have been wired directly to...

Some accessories may have been wired directly to the battery, rather than through the breaker.
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By JimN
You should be able to hear the same sound if you...

You should be able to hear the same sound if you rev the engine in neutral or in gear- it's the air whistling past the flame arrester.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By JimN
Having done hundreds of oil changes for boat...

Having done hundreds of oil changes for boat owners, if I hadn't been able to use a vacuum or power extractor, I'd still be doing them for the first dealership, even though they were sold over ten...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By JimN
Look at the injectors when it's not running well-...

Look at the injectors when it's not running well- is it toggling between them, or is only one not delivering fuel? If the former, it's overheating and if the latter, it could be an injector driver,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By JimN
I'm pretty sure I posted a link for this pump...

I'm pretty sure I posted a link for this pump over ten years ago and everyone complained that it was too expensive.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By JimN
Because you flip a switch and do something else,...

Because you flip a switch and do something else, it's faster, pumps thicker oils better, it's bi-directional....let me know when you want me to stop.
Forum: Electrical 07-25-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By JimN
List all of the accessories- that wire is the...

List all of the accessories- that wire is the charging lead and if the alternator's output isn't sufficient AND/OR the wire gauge is too small, it will become hot. When a conductor's temperature...
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By JimN
Do this with the engine off- you're just checking...

Do this with the engine off- you're just checking to see if the field is causing the drop.

How long after running does the boat sit when you work on it? If you have a battery charger, use that to...
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By JimN
You need to measure the current through PP and...

You need to measure the current through PP and the gauges when the ignition switch is in the ON position- something is drawing more than it should.

In a normal system like this, the battery should...
Forum: Electrical 07-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By JimN
In addition to the engine, what else receives...

In addition to the engine, what else receives current from the ignition switch? Ballast pumps? Lights? Head unit? Anything else you can think of?

If you have several accessories being powered by...
Forum: Electrical 07-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By JimN
A relay won't help if the voltage drop is on the...

A relay won't help if the voltage drop is on the hot or ground wires. You need to measure the voltage at the dash end of the - if you see lower voltage that at the battery posts (NOT on the clamps),...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-19-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By JimN
Open the throttle and see if it starts- if it...

Open the throttle and see if it starts- if it does, check for codes. It's possible that the harness to the ECT has been damaged, especially if it overheated badly and the insulation on the wires...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By JimN
The yellow wire on newer head units is the main...

The yellow wire on newer head units is the main power (that's why it's a heavier gauge) and is supposed to be connected to the battery unless you don't care that the memory doesn't work when you turn...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 623
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 115,488
Posted By JimN
The filter and pickup are still at the bottom of...

The filter and pickup are still at the bottom of the tank. The problem is that the fuel sloshes more than in a car because of hard acceleration and sudden turns/stops, causing the pump to starve when...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 623
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 115,488
Posted By JimN
It's not a faulty pump- the EPA had mandated that...

It's not a faulty pump- the EPA had mandated that MTBE be used and during testing, that's what was in the gas. Then, when MTBE was found in CA ground water and they pulled that formulation in a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By JimN
Measure from the light socket at the rear when...

Measure from the light socket at the rear when the switch is in the OFF position. If you see a short (which you should because a short on the front wouldn't allow the front bulb to illuminate), look...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By JimN
Did you look into the receptacle for the rear? Do...

Did you look into the receptacle for the rear? Do you keep the cover on? If not, water and other stuff (like a penny or a dime) can get in and cause a short. You checked the front light- that's not...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-08-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By JimN
Zip cord is fine and without high power, heavier...

Zip cord is fine and without high power, heavier wire isn't necessary. Tight, clean connections are far more important.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-08-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By JimN
Do you see the head unit's lights flicker or go...

Do you see the head unit's lights flicker or go out when the sound cuts out? Does the head unit have four pairs of speaker wires, or two? If two, it could be due to the head unit seeing a speaker...
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