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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-22-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 298
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Posted By rudaire
actually, that's my question.. My fuel pump isn't...

actually, that's my question.. My fuel pump isn't broken (yet).. I'm just trying to be prepared.

I was hoping someone who's experienced this failure and had their hands on the little plastic tubing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-19-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
if someone can estimate the length I'd need for...

if someone can estimate the length I'd need for an 02 X-star (it's probably the same for all boats.. I doubt the tank height changes significantly...) I'd buy some and see how it goes..

dave
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-16-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
Has anyone tried to order this...

Has anyone tried to order this stuff??

http://www.texloc.com/corrugated.html

Seems we could order the 1/4 inch and warm/stretch it over the 5/16 end. I haven't measured the tubing in my X-star,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,125
Posted By rudaire
just did mine last weekend. It was a bear to get...

just did mine last weekend. It was a bear to get out. I ended up getting it with two flat blade screwdrivers prying off the housing. Next time I'm going to shell a couple of ball point pens, slide...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,565
Posted By rudaire
Thanks for the info... I appreciate it.. dave

Thanks for the info... I appreciate it..

dave
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,274
Posted By rudaire
so you're saying that because I don't have a...

so you're saying that because I don't have a heater, i may not have this 'line' running back to my recirc pump.. So I guess, if my thermostat is closed, the thermostat can route the water that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,274
Posted By rudaire
now that I think of it, that hose that connects...

now that I think of it, that hose that connects the valley to the recirculation pump is probably the 'heater hose' i hear people talk about.. Automotive applications would use this as the heat source...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,274
Posted By rudaire
bigmac, i found this diagram.. indeed, water...

bigmac,
i found this diagram.. indeed, water does flow up through the thermostat housing from the block.. What I didn't realize is that it also flows into the top of the circulation pump through a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,274
Posted By rudaire
Thanks for the diagram bigmac, but I still have...

Thanks for the diagram bigmac, but I still have some unanswered questions.. That diagram doesn't show the circulation pump or the circulation 'path' if you will.. I assume that the circ pump takes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,274
Posted By rudaire
what path does water flow through block?

I cannot find a source to explain the exact path water takes as it flows through the block (of an LTR specifically, which i believe is regular cooling). If you can help explain this, I'd really...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,565
Posted By rudaire
Thanks for the reply.. I hope this wasn't viewed...

Thanks for the reply.. I hope this wasn't viewed as a redundant or stupid thread. I spent hours searching team talk before posting, and couldn't get a clear answer. From what I remember, there...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,565
Posted By rudaire
HELP PLEASE! Draining exhaust risers on LTR

To drain the exhaust risers on my 2001 LTR engine in my X star, I believe all I have to do is unscrew or separate the hoses that connect the risers together on the back of the engine (which on a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,684
Posted By rudaire
I don't have stopwatch verified times, but I...

I don't have stopwatch verified times, but I installed 3 yellow impellers in my boat after the black ones wouldn't reverse. I have a factory ballast on a 02 xstar. Center ballast worked sometimes. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By rudaire
I just replace the cable on my 02 xstar. Didn't...

I just replace the cable on my 02 xstar. Didn't take it apart, assumed it was corroded. What would cause it to become gummed up??? Did the grease used at the rudder end get sticky and gummy?? I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
I think you're right. But I still cannot find a...

I think you're right. But I still cannot find a source for submersible 1/4 line. Only 5/16 and 3/8.
d
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,435
Posted By rudaire
and more here

and more here
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,435
Posted By rudaire
more pics here

more pics here
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,435
Posted By rudaire
cleat install pics, 02 xstar

Some pics of my cleat install for an 02Xstar.


0. Taped the areas of cleat install with masking tape to help prevent glass fracture, and always used shop vac to catch dust while drilling any...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
I haven't really looked at the unit, because I...

I haven't really looked at the unit, because I haven't had mine out.. But is it possible to replace the 1/4 inch barb with a 5/16? I realize it connects to the short 90 degree bend that ends in a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By rudaire
Are you turning the key off to stop the motor and...

Are you turning the key off to stop the motor and then back on again to listen to the stereo or for some other reason when you get this alarm? I've never heard the temp alarm on my 02 X star, ever,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-31-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
Actually I devised a workaround.. Since my fuel...

Actually I devised a workaround.. Since my fuel tank isn't vented, I just use a 12 volt electric air pump to pump air into my fuel tank. I keep an eye on it, and try to keep it between 55 and 65...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
So if i follow all of this correctly, we haven't...

So if i follow all of this correctly, we haven't found a 'forum approved' suitable hose to connect our replacement fuel pump to the module because the module requires a 1/4 hose, and there seems to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
I've read more than one account of people using...

I've read more than one account of people using non-submersible fuel lines on other forums for trucks etc where they only lasted 4 days. More forums report them lasting at least a year, but many...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
I cannot find 1/4 submersible fuel hose...

I cannot find 1/4 submersible fuel hose anywhere.. I mean.. any where..
Are we sure the inlet barb at the top of the fuel pump module is 1/4 and not 5/16?? This sucks
dave
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 64,589
Posted By rudaire
Darn.. Doesn't look like gates makes submersible...

Darn.. Doesn't look like gates makes submersible hose in 1/4.....
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