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Forum: Electrical Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 173
Posted By JimN
When it doesn’t start, have you checked for...

When it doesn’t start, have you checked for spark? If you have that, put the throttle at WOT and see if it does, then bring it back to idle immediately if it does. That would indicate leaking in the...
Forum: Electrical Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 173
Posted By JimN
This sounds like the voltage while cranking is...

This sounds like the voltage while cranking is too low and if the key is being left in the Run position after cranking, rather than the Off position, having 12V+ is making the difference. If the...
Forum: Electrical Today, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 173
Posted By JimN
The chance of vapor lock is high in any...

The chance of vapor lock is high in any carbureted engine. Open the engine cover next time and if it starts, leave the blower on when it sits.

Also, open the throttle a bit before cranking- if it...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By JimN
And it will stay cool if it exceeds the current...

And it will stay cool if it exceeds the current limit? How does that work?

Never mind, I think I know-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAS5VaVR5o
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By JimN
At least he didn't throw water on it.

At least he didn't throw water on it.
Forum: Electrical Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By JimN
If your MAP sensor was bad, your acceleration...

If your MAP sensor was bad, your acceleration would be bad and it might not idle well, go fast or accelerate smoothly.

If the TPS was bad, acceleration might be bad, it might not accelerate...
Forum: Electrical 05-22-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By JimN
Put the sender in a bottle of clean gas and see...

Put the sender in a bottle of clean gas and see if the reading changes. They work in most liquids, but they're sensitive to anything that's different from what they were calibrated for.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-22-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By JimN
The ball joint failed at 662 miles? What. Did....

The ball joint failed at 662 miles?

What. Did. You. Hit?
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-20-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 217
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Views: 21,314
Posted By JimN
Where are you located? It would be helpful if you...

Where are you located? It would be helpful if you showed that.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By JimN
I don't know anyone out where you are, but if you...

I don't know anyone out where you are, but if you post some photos of the stitching and material you want, I can show them to a friend who has an upholstery shop. His machines aren't computerized...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 05-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By JimN
I will never understand how someone could leave a...

I will never understand how someone could leave a boat uncovered so long that it destroys the interior.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 816
Posted By JimN
It's not a loud boat- look into the exhaust ports...

It's not a loud boat- look into the exhaust ports and if you see a short black cylinder, make sure it's not right at the flange- if it is, it has become dislodged and needs to be removed or reset in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 816
Posted By JimN
Don't think, measure. If you don't know exactly...

Don't think, measure. If you don't know exactly what's going on, don't just replace parts until you're tired, PO'd and broke.

How old is the gas? Don't think you can make old gas fresh by adding...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By JimN
If you don't have absolute control over the...

If you don't have absolute control over the climate or the place where you store your boat, why would you NOT at least drain the water out of the block and other expensive parts?
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By JimN
Never use grease that's petroleum-based on...

Never use grease that's petroleum-based on rubber, including Vaseline. Much better to use soap, silicone grease or other water-based lubricant.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By JimN
My cat-like reflexes allows me to do that. I'm...

My cat-like reflexes allows me to do that.

I'm assuming it hasn't been looked at, but it would be a good time to check the advance weights & springs, to make sure they work properly.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-18-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By JimN
164 cubic inches of thunder? That's not gonna...

164 cubic inches of thunder?

That's not gonna be cheap....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-18-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By JimN
At idle.

At idle.
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By JimN
Total hours is stored in the ECM AND in the...

Total hours is stored in the ECM AND in the gauges- if they were supposed to talk to each other, the gauge would show zero when first connected and update, at some point.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-15-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By JimN
Make sure the sealant can be used in contact with...

Make sure the sealant can be used in contact with gas and oil, or it won't stick for long.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-15-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By JimN
Do you have a green wire near the pump that isn't...

Do you have a green wire near the pump that isn't connected to anything? It should have a terminal that fits on the tab on top of the regulator- put it on that- it's there to allow the pump to be...
Forum: Electrical 05-14-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By JimN
I think I wrote earlier that the starter is...

I think I wrote earlier that the starter is supposed to be serviced annually- this being neglected is the reason they fail so quickly. It's a more hostile environment than in a car, where the starter...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,062
Posted By JimN
The question of warranty vs voided warranty is...

The question of warranty vs voided warranty is one of the reasons I mentioned calling MC and discussing this. If it's done properly, with the correct materials, it shouldn't cause a problem, but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,062
Posted By JimN
If you want to dump on people who are trying to...

If you want to dump on people who are trying to help you, you should post ALL of the pertinent facts up front. Until you told someone they missed the point, I don't remember seeing anything about it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,062
Posted By JimN
If you want it to drain fast, you'll need much...

If you want it to drain fast, you'll need much larger hoses. Small hoses don't do fast.
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