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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By JimN
If you hear any ping/knock, verify that the base...

If you hear any ping/knock, verify that the base timing is at 10BTDC. You'll need to put it in Diagnostic mode for this, but it's a necessary test. If it's at 10, make sure the knock sensor is...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-18-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By JimN
'Phase soup'? I was told it was stew. No point...

'Phase soup'? I was told it was stew.

No point setting it up for one sweet spot, either- people move around too much in a boat and that changes all of the time alignment/phase relationships. Might...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By JimN
Did you change the oil after the shutdown? If gas...

Did you change the oil after the shutdown? If gas is in the oil and it ran, it has some significant wear, but how much is still TBD.

Pull the fuel pump relay and change the oil, then crank it- if...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By JimN
The channels for the smaller speakers should be...

The channels for the smaller speakers should be set to HP, the subs to LP. Multiple sources for low frequencies causes phase cancellations and that can really screw up the sound. Ever listened to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,345
Posted By JimN
My aunt & uncle built a house and very soon...

My aunt & uncle built a house and very soon after, a new freeway bypass was built, immediately behind their yard. The roadway is almost 100' above the grade of the yard and the sides are at roughly...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,345
Posted By JimN
When I was a kid and we wanted to go sledding or...

When I was a kid and we wanted to go sledding or had snow saucers that wouldn't move because the snow was too sticky, we sprayed silicone on the bottom. My brother and I would fly down the hills and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By JimN
If her mom is as amazing as you think, she'll...

If her mom is as amazing as you think, she'll explain who you are and what you mean to her when it's time and when it's time, you'll meet the girl. As long as the parents are on good terms, it might...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,345
Posted By JimN
We, in Milwaukee, did that temperature swing in...

We, in Milwaukee, did that temperature swing in about 2 hours in about '04.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By JimN
ALWAYS check the fuel pressure when a noticeable...

ALWAYS check the fuel pressure when a noticeable loss of power occurs.

Check the filters, make sure the anti-siphon valve is open and make sure the inlet screen on the pump is clear of anything...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,345
Posted By JimN
And where do they meet?

And where do they meet?
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By JimN
The best advice I can give in a case like this,...

The best advice I can give in a case like this, where other people might be using the boat, is to find the setting for the stereo that is as high as you would ever want and make it go to that level...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By JimN
The only thing about this that is marine-specific...

The only thing about this that is marine-specific is the alternator's ability to suppress sparks. Other than that, it's just a regular car/truck alternator.

If you have a seed shop for racing, they...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 117,673
Posted By JimN
In the '90s and into the early 2000s, people who...

In the '90s and into the early 2000s, people who competed in IASCA and other car stereo "sound off" competitions were running a lot more power than your boat, often in small imported cars. The OEM...
Forum: Electrical 11-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By JimN
You should have an automotive electric shop that...

You should have an automotive electric shop that rebuilds starters, alternators and various motors. They can advise on what's available and possible, as well as how to do it.

Among their questions...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,280
Posted By JimN
More like a 1980s Bayliner Capri.

More like a 1980s Bayliner Capri.
Forum: Electrical 11-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 117,673
Posted By JimN
Do you define 'house battery', as "the one used...

Do you define 'house battery', as "the one used for the boat's electronics and engine"? You want a cranking battery for the engine, if the engine's electronics will be sharing the battery used for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,280
Posted By JimN
You're asking "Really?", to which part? If they...

You're asking "Really?", to which part? If they balance the budget and don't make sure we're safe, what's the point?...oh, wait- that's already happening. If they balance the budget and the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,280
Posted By JimN
I'm not- that was the first link that came up.

I'm not- that was the first link that came up.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,280
Posted By JimN
Their first job is making sure we're protected,...

Their first job is making sure we're protected, not passing a budget. Reversing the order ensures that we can't be well-protected. Next, comes infrastructure. They also write, debate and vote on...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By JimN
The few times this happened to me, I dabbed a...

The few times this happened to me, I dabbed a drop of PB Blaster on the thread, drilled a small hole in the bolt, tapped a precision slotted screwdriver into the small hole and grabbed the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,280
Posted By JimN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIC8JTQMMQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIC8JTQMMQ
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,280
Posted By JimN
OK, if some members of Congress are well-liked,...

OK, if some members of Congress are well-liked, great, but there was no intent for politicians to make being in government into a lucrative career, where they reap the benefits of the influence they...
Forum: Upholstery 11-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By JimN
And exactly, how was this cover stored since...

And exactly, how was this cover stored since 2007? That's 7 years of unknown care (or, lack thereof). You may not have seen it when you put it on, but if it was open to the air and not folded so only...
Forum: Trailers 11-03-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By JimN
That's because science is scary and people don't...

That's because science is scary and people don't understand it.

If the atmosphere was 70% CO2, we wouldn't be having this conversation, eh?
Forum: Trailers 11-02-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By JimN
78%- if it was higher, we'd be horribly, horribly...

78%- if it was higher, we'd be horribly, horribly crushed.:eek3:
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