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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By ggrimes13
You say it has recent cap, and even tried old one...

You say it has recent cap, and even tried old one with same result. That probably rules out what I found when my 351 acted the same, but might want to confirm the cap is good. Mine had a crack that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,159
Views: 524,421
Posted By ggrimes13
Decisions, decisions...Bell's Oberon and...

Decisions, decisions...Bell's Oberon and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy both on tap in the man cave. Wait, I know how to solve this..."one" of each! :toast:
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-15-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,548
Views: 994,814
Posted By ggrimes13
Sometimes I think they are taking it too far with...

Sometimes I think they are taking it too far with these genetically modified foods...:noface:
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By ggrimes13
+1 on the AGM, forgot to mention I use those as...

+1 on the AGM, forgot to mention I use those as well.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By ggrimes13
ditto on above advice, I have same situation, 2...

ditto on above advice, I have same situation, 2 older SeaDoos. Pull the batteries and put on battery tender during off season... works for me...same for pontoon and MC Tristar batteries...all in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 22,245
Posted By ggrimes13
Sigh...

...on hold until next spring:(
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By ggrimes13
^^agree with Dynamite...just went through this...

^^agree with Dynamite...just went through this exact same issue on mine. Sure seemed like a fuel issue, so worked a lot on carb with no significant improvement. Went back to basics and finally...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
always double check the basics...

After all the fiddling I have done to my new Holley 4160 I still ended up with occasional hesitation and backfire, which continued to get worse. Long story short, I went back thru the basics and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By ggrimes13
I find this thread interesting as I bought a NEW...

I find this thread interesting as I bought a NEW Holley 4160 for my 351 last year and have chased a few problems getting everything set so it runs good. While checking for vacuum leaks with the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
Think I found the adjustment I needed

So...after reading countless tips on various forums dealing with unresponsive idle mixture screws on Holley, I decided to try adjusting the stop screw of the secondary throttle. From what I read,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
@Cloaked: The National carb was on the boat when...

@Cloaked: The National carb was on the boat when I bought it, but I replaced with a new Holley last year (that's why it's so clean!). Started having new issues at the end of the season. Now...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
Float setting

I wondered about that...it's not "level"
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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
no smoking gun found

Pulled the primary bowl and metering block, found no evidence of dirt, gunk, debris...nothing.
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Went ahead and disassembled needle valve, no dirt there either. Blew compressed...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
OK, next step is pull the primary bowl and have a...

OK, next step is pull the primary bowl and have a look around. Stay tuned...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-27-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
Yeah, that one is sitting on the shelf in my...

Yeah, that one is sitting on the shelf in my garage...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
Is power valve next troubleshooting step?

Got delayed by the holiday festivities; back on this today. No evidence of vacuum leak around carb base or PCV hose using the carb cleaner method. Pulling 13-14 vacuum at the PCV port on carb base...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
Thanks, I'll do these things tonight or in the...

Thanks, I'll do these things tonight or in the morning and reply with an update.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
I’m reviving this thread since I’m surprisingly...

I’m reviving this thread since I’m surprisingly having issues with my NEW carb installed last May (prior posts above). At the close of last season here in Michigan, it started stumbling when...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 03-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By ggrimes13
We live on a small lake in southern MI that has a...

We live on a small lake in southern MI that has a couple rental options. You would have the lake nearly to yourselves during the weekdays, and evening/weekend traffic is not much except on holidays....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-27-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By ggrimes13
Yes, the specs for Sierra 18-7845 say it's a 21...

Yes, the specs for Sierra 18-7845 say it's a 21 micron water separating fuel filter. However, it's not the only fuel filter in my Tristar; it has a filter element on the fuel pump as well. Here's a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-18-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8,159
Views: 524,421
Posted By ggrimes13
Cabernet sauvignon with grilled filet mignon,...

Cabernet sauvignon with grilled filet mignon, then long islands in the hot tub. Sucks to be getting cold here, but we do what we can to enjoy our life in Michigan. Living on a lake for the last 4...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-18-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By ggrimes13
I didn't take any pics during the work, but I'll...

I didn't take any pics during the work, but I'll try to get one this weekend. I had to pull the boat out for the winter:(, and will be winterizing sometime in the next few days. I really need to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-18-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By ggrimes13
I used...

I used this:

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SIE18-7852-1

I had to make a bracket out of angle iron to mount it the way I wanted, but no big problem :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-02-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By ggrimes13
I had a rebuilt from National Carburetor on my...

I had a rebuilt from National Carburetor on my 1987 TriStar, with a sticker label 80319-351. (carb installed by previous owner during motor rebuild). Due to some issues, I wanted to go thru the carb...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-23-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,558
Posted By ggrimes13
other observations on carb differences

a couple more pics for those interested. the rebuild from National Carburetor had a sight plug hole on the secondary bowl, and the choke vent was closed off with epoxy:
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The new Holley as no...
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