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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By 80starsmn
Fresh water use only and I don't think the...

Fresh water use only and I don't think the strainer is the culprit since I had issue prior to strainer install. I was considering the rebuild, but thought the housing may be the problem and figure to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By 80starsmn
Johnson raw water pump losing prime

Can someone give me a little insight on a Johnson raw water pump? Mine is mounted directly to the front of the crank shaft on my LT-1 and uses an 812 impeller.

I believe the raw water pump is self...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 80starsmn
I didn't time my warm up from cold soak but 10...

I didn't time my warm up from cold soak but 10 mins at idle was about correct. I believe trapped air after my thermostat replacement was the culprit to initial high to rapidly normal fluctuations in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 80starsmn
Btw, we put 4 hrs of skiing, boarding and skating...

Btw, we put 4 hrs of skiing, boarding and skating on today. I didn't shut it down between skiers and the temp never moved more that +5ish the whole time. I did get a brief peak of 180 after shutting...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 80starsmn
I'll time it tomorrow morning from cold soak to...

I'll time it tomorrow morning from cold soak to 160, I would guess around 10 mins is correct.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 80starsmn
Thanks for the ideas but oil type (Mobil 1 20/50)...

Thanks for the ideas but oil type (Mobil 1 20/50) isn't the issue and the steam tube modification was the parts kit direct from MC, so I don't believe that is a player.

This morning temp peaked...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 80starsmn
Yup, t stats are in the proper direction and I...

Yup, t stats are in the proper direction and I believe that 160 came with two possibly 3 holes drilled. Shouldn't the system self bleed? Steam tubes run off front of heads and are not plugged. Are...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By 80starsmn
How hot is too hot?

I hope this is not another LT-1 temp saga thread. I would just like to know what is too high of a temp to see on a LT-1. I have a 96 Prostar190 LT-1, Hurth 1:1, new 160 (drilled) top and 143 lower...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By 80starsmn
Happy Birthday Corey!

Happy Birthday Corey!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-04-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By 80starsmn
Yes I purchased red lettering for the rail covers...

Yes I purchased red lettering for the rail covers from Mid America Motorworks mamotorworks.com part #609-691 red $18.99. They are peel and stick, but found that a cotton swab to apply a little Goop...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-12-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,982
Posted By 80starsmn
Yep the rubber cap is to cap off the steam tube...

Yep the rubber cap is to cap off the steam tube with hose clamp.
Forum: Trailers 04-09-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By 80starsmn
96 Prostar wheel bearings&seal

Just re-doing the brakes on my 96 prostar trailer and discovered PO used incorrect inner wheel bearing seals. Outer bearings were still good but inner bearings and seals were junk. Just an FYI...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,982
Posted By 80starsmn
Front general, all parts used (except needed two...

Front general, all parts used (except needed two small hose clamps for connector line) are contained in the kit #180200 as per the service bulletin MC96-001 for $10.00 in stock at Midwest MasterCraft...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-29-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,982
Posted By 80starsmn
Starbord side

Starbord side
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,982
Posted By 80starsmn
Port side brass elbow

Port side brass elbow
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-29-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,982
Posted By 80starsmn
Port side general

Port side general
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-28-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,982
Posted By 80starsmn
Smile Hi everyone, just something to add to this...

Hi everyone, just something to add to this thread. I have a 96 PS 190 with the LT-1 and until yesterday it did not have the modification to move the steam pipe / bleed line from the rear of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By 80starsmn
Raw water filter thoughts?

New to us this year is a 96 PS 190 LT-1, previous boat was an 80 Stars and Stripes. Our 80 SS had a raw water inline filter installed before the tranny cooler but the 96 PS 190 does not have one. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-27-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,217
Posted By 80starsmn
For cripes sake the guy just wants to know what...

For cripes sake the guy just wants to know what works best in the LT-1 motor, not a debate on how a plug works. My 96 PS 190 LT-1 manual says to use AC MR43LTS for the aluminum cylinder head, gap at...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By 80starsmn
Whoa! Bad information above... the cargo net is...

Whoa! Bad information above... the cargo net is NOT from my 95 Suburban but IS from my 2001 Suburban. I am very sorry for the mis-information.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By 80starsmn
95-97 Prostar 190 owners, rear seat cargo net

FYI, I was missing the cargo net that fits under the rear seat on our 96 PS 190. I discovered that the cargo net that comes standard with a 1995 Chev Suburban fits perfectly in its place. I happen...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-13-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By 80starsmn
Draining LT-1 block

Longtime self-winterizer (PCM 351) first time LT-1 winterizer. I am a run the engine till it's warm with water then run in anti-freeze until it comes out un-diluted in the exhaust. I then remove...
Forum: Appearance 09-22-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 61,327
Posted By 80starsmn
I have a 1996 Prostar 190 and would love to have...

I have a 1996 Prostar 190 and would love to have the file as well. Please email rivermcks@comcast.net Thank you very much!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By 80starsmn
Glad to hear this is normal, as I was about to...

Glad to hear this is normal, as I was about to remove the zerk and replace thinking it went bad.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By 80starsmn
LT-1 items 1996 PS 190

New to me, 480hr 1996 Prostar 190 LT-1. I am just trying to get my maintenance items together. I have gathered bits of info from other threads someone please confirm I am correct on these...
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