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Forum: Upholstery 06-29-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 57,352
Posted By wheelerd
Just installed mine today . . . after getting...

Just installed mine today . . . after getting them a year ago. Wasn't too hard -- here's what I did.

Preparation:
- Remove Captains seat. A 5-minute job -- four bolts requiring 1/2" socket and 1/4"...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 92,557
Posted By wheelerd
Nice shiny baby there!

Nice shiny baby there!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-24-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By wheelerd
I have an 05 Denali with the 6.0 engine. I pull a...

I have an 05 Denali with the 6.0 engine. I pull a 32' travel trailer 50 miles (each way) several times a year. Weighs close to 8000 lbs. No problems so far. I'm just careful not to make any sudden...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By wheelerd
Wow. Quite the ordeal. Glad you were able to...

Wow. Quite the ordeal. Glad you were able to finally succeed.
MC should include in all Owner's Manuals: "Loosen and tighen all tower mounting hardware every three months to ensure the bolts don't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 831
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 270,751
Posted By wheelerd
The presence of fuel in the line doesn't really...

The presence of fuel in the line doesn't really prove anything. You need to attach a fuel pressure gauge at the fuel rail and test it under various load conditions.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By wheelerd
I just used some nuts that I had in my garage....

I just used some nuts that I had in my garage. Experimented with a few until I found what worked. Sorry I can't tell you the exact specs. But 3/8 or maybe 5/16 sounds about right.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By wheelerd
Same happened to me. Galvanic corrosion between...

Same happened to me. Galvanic corrosion between two dissimilar metals (bolt and tower strut) tends to weld things together over time. I used PB Blaster and gently tapped on the stud end over a couple...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-18-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16,140
Views: 6,180,386
Posted By wheelerd
Don't need to visit the forum to see what's...

Don't need to visit the forum to see what's posted if you are subscribed to threads. Email notification tells me if there is any new activity on a subscribed thread.
Forum: General / Other 06-16-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By wheelerd
x2 on the Airhead. I wouldn't mount it...

x2 on the Airhead.
I wouldn't mount it permanently because the hose is too short to reach over the back/front/sides of the boat, depending on where the inflatable is.
Forum: Towers 06-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 307,542
Posted By wheelerd
It's the newfangled asymmetrical look.

It's the newfangled asymmetrical look.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 92,557
Posted By wheelerd
Nice. Like the Black Pearl decal.:D

Nice. Like the Black Pearl decal.:D
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By wheelerd
If your vent is plugged up . . . try Exlax. :D...

If your vent is plugged up . . . try Exlax. :D (Sorry, couldn't pass on the opportunity.)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,225
Posted By wheelerd
It's been three boats ago since I had a carbed...

It's been three boats ago since I had a carbed engine but I believe yours will have a dual-plane manifold. Each side feeds four cylinders, so there is no way to adjust the mixture for any one...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,225
Posted By wheelerd
Wow! a 13 year-old thread revival!

Wow! a 13 year-old thread revival!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-08-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By wheelerd
Cool. Where did you get the little X5 decal?

Cool. Where did you get the little X5 decal?
Forum: Wanted to Buy 05-27-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By wheelerd
I just took one out of my boat. The basket is...

I just took one out of my boat. The basket is cracked at the back. But I'm in Canada and I'm guessing shipping wouldn't be cheap. Those are heavy suckers.
Forum: Towers 05-27-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 307,542
Posted By wheelerd
Full marks for being eco-friendly.:)

Full marks for being eco-friendly.:)
Forum: Upholstery 05-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 57,352
Posted By wheelerd
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By wheelerd
x2 on the CWB Ride. My whole crew learned on that...

x2 on the CWB Ride. My whole crew learned on that and we still bring it along for newbies.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 206,843
Posted By wheelerd
At the end of the day stories like this make us...

At the end of the day stories like this make us realize it's the people around us that really matter -- not the shiny toys that we cherish and baby.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-13-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By wheelerd
It is required by Canadian sweepstakes law. See...

It is required by Canadian sweepstakes law. See here:
http://www.mardenkane.com/articles/skill-testing-question-canada-required.html

The questions are very basic and are often framed like this:
(3 x...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-13-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By wheelerd
English-speaking Canada uses a judicial system...

English-speaking Canada uses a judicial system based on British common law. Quebec's system relates more to the Napoleonic Code from France. There are other aspects of Quebec culture that differ...
Forum: Appearance 05-11-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By wheelerd
Two thoughts: - the effort to find a way to wax...

Two thoughts:
- the effort to find a way to wax the relatively small area where the hull sits on the bunks doesn't seem to be worth the time.
- even if you succeed in waxing those areas, after a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-07-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By wheelerd
There are three Allen head bolts that attach the...

There are three Allen head bolts that attach the driven flange of the water pump to the crankshaft pulley. Make sure they are tight. If it still shakes, you can remove the bolts, rotate the flange...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-03-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16,140
Views: 6,180,386
Posted By wheelerd
A poor shot. The horizon on that pic isn't quite...

A poor shot. The horizon on that pic isn't quite level.
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