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Forum: General / Other 12-02-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By JimN
When the fuel was being drawn from the tank by a...

When the fuel was being drawn from the tank by a low pressure pump, vapor lock was common/inevitable but when the pump is in the tank and the pressure is much higher, vapor lock is almost totally...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By JimN
9V or 12V shouldn't make much difference- it...

9V or 12V shouldn't make much difference- it should still be closed when the engine is cold. Remove the choke thermostat and see if the plate snaps closed when you move the throttle- if it doesn't,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By JimN
Does the purple electric choke wire have 12V when...

Does the purple electric choke wire have 12V when you turn the key to ON and while it's in the RUN position? It needs to and that comes from the coil. If the gray wire at the coil is shorted to...
Forum: General / Other 11-21-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By JimN
Measure the resistance of your sensor and compare...

Measure the resistance of your sensor and compare it with an online chart for resistance vs temperature. If it's out of range, it will store a code and if it's IN range, it won't affect performance.
Forum: General / Other 11-21-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By JimN
Running the blower often helps, too.

Running the blower often helps, too.
Forum: General / Other 11-21-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By JimN
Expel the fuel from where, the fuel line? Not...

Expel the fuel from where, the fuel line? Not without fuel pressure.

Check for spark- if you don't have that, THEN look for the cause.
Forum: General / Other 11-21-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By JimN
Easy test- open the throttle and if it starts,...

Easy test- open the throttle and if it starts, it's too rich. If it still won't start, open the throttle to WOT and if it starts, it was flooded. I wouldn't advise using starting fluid (especially a...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-18-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,485
Posted By JimN
A woofer in an enclosure doesn't automatically...

A woofer in an enclosure doesn't automatically make it better than one on a baffle or in an open- back box. If the woofer is in the wrong enclosure, or in any enclosure, it may be completely wrong...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-17-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 105
Important: Ask Klipsch
Views: 6,932
Posted By JimN
Is the system being tuned with the engine...

Is the system being tuned with the engine running? I can't think of a good way to tune a system in a vehicle with the engine off if the user willl listen when the boat is under power.

Does the DSP...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-15-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 105
Important: Ask Klipsch
Views: 6,932
Posted By JimN
No, but anyone who ignores a small group of PO'd...

No, but anyone who ignores a small group of PO'd customers won't be around for long.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-15-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 105
Important: Ask Klipsch
Views: 6,932
Posted By JimN
Then why do they send surveys to end users?

Then why do they send surveys to end users?
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-15-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 105
Important: Ask Klipsch
Views: 6,932
Posted By JimN
As a consumer, that's fine but in a competitive...

As a consumer, that's fine but in a competitive marketplace, a manufacturer needs to make a profit in order to remain viable.

In theory, a manufacturer might also include as many systems as...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-14-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 105
Important: Ask Klipsch
Views: 6,932
Posted By JimN
If you're personally involved with the...

If you're personally involved with the design/implementation of the Klipsch system, do you take into consideration the fact that the people installing this don't have enough training in AC/DC...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-14-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 105
Important: Ask Klipsch
Views: 6,932
Posted By JimN
I think the 'static' may be something other than...

I think the 'static' may be something other than excessive input signal level but if it was connected the way you asked, it could be corrected by disconnecting the speaker negative wires, leaving...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By JimN
Clean ALL of the grounding points on the battery,...

Clean ALL of the grounding points on the battery, dash harness, boat plug, solenoids, engine block, the base of the distributor- EVERYTHING. The Distributor grounds through its base and if that's...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By JimN
It attaches to the oil pan the same way the plug...

It attaches to the oil pan the same way the plug attaches, but it uses a bolt that will allow oil to pass through. If you remove this, you WILL have oil in the bilge and you may not have enough space...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-06-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By JimN
Thicker oil WILL show higher pressure.

Thicker oil WILL show higher pressure.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-06-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By JimN
Don't assume anything- test it for yourself. Go...

Don't assume anything- test it for yourself. Go to a car parts store and ask if they loan tools- if they do, get an oil pressure gauge.

If an oil pump fails, it can be replaced. They're assuming the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-04-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By JimN
If you can find someone who services GM cars and...

If you can find someone who services GM cars and trucks, they should be able to get to the cause of this problem because this engine IS the same as most other GM engines, unless it's the LTR, which...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By JimN
The effect on structure depends on where the...

The effect on structure depends on where the hole is, the % of the panel removed and the weight above the hole. It's easy enough to add material to the backside, though.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By JimN
If you go from key off to crank, try key on, wait...

If you go from key off to crank, try key on, wait a few seconds and then crank. If it has been sitting for a week, you need to let the fuel pressure build before cranking.
Forum: Electrical 10-28-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By JimN
That's a ridiculously common starter- have the...

That's a ridiculously common starter- have the original one rebuilt by a good auto electric shop. You could get one from the place I use in the Milwaukee area and have it shipped to you for less than...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-26-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By JimN
This is basically what I have described as the...

This is basically what I have described as the method I used at the last dealership, but your exhaust system didn't exist in 1999-2001 and I had to be able to use it on a wide variety of boats, so I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-25-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By JimN
The holes for the plug and knock sensor are near...

The holes for the plug and knock sensor are near the bottom of the water jacket and if it freezes with water in it, the ice will cause the cast iron to crack between the points where it's thicker.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By JimN
I thought I heard that they shipped the...

I thought I heard that they shipped the production to Mexico because they were mostly done with it in the US market.
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