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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-07-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,857
Posted By herringtech
Buyer beware

Haven't bought a new boat yet. We moved this year and cash flow is tight. The kids are getting antsy to get on the water again, so probably next spring or maybe find a deal this fall. I don't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-29-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,857
Posted By herringtech
The story is over...

The heads were indeed cracked and needed to be replaced. I saw it all for myself after he broke down the engine. The shiny new engine ran like a dream till I sold the boat last year.

Good luck...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By herringtech
Thanks Rusty, I am a sucker for the hard luck...

Thanks Rusty, I am a sucker for the hard luck cases when it comes to boats. This is my second hard luck boats. My first was a 81' Nautique that I fixed up like new.
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By herringtech
Jim, I am just not using it enough. Kids are...

Jim, I am just not using it enough. Kids are still a bit small for serious skiing, and the storage costs are killing me. I mean it just kills me to pay for the dry stack storage if I am not going...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By herringtech
98' PS205 X-Star edition for sale

Hey fellas and ladies,
I sadly need to sell my X-Star. I have lovingly restored this classic ProStar 205 X-Star edition. The previous owner was a freaking tool and destroyed it. It has a brand new...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-28-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 105,791
Posted By herringtech
My Father

Could use some prayer for me and my family. My father passed away this morning from a heart attack. We are very sad about this loss, but are comforted that he was a strong man of faith. He loved...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-25-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
success finally. It's a 1 1/4" socket and it was...

success finally. It's a 1 1/4" socket and it was still a bear to get off.

The PSS is installed and got it all back together good.

Thanks all.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-25-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
I think I found the nut. Is it enormous? My 1...

I think I found the nut. Is it enormous? My 1 1/16" socket was too small. I could just see the facets to the nut deep inside the coupler upon closer inspection.

Anyone know the size of that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
coz, I put the PSS on my Nautique and loved it. ...

coz, I put the PSS on my Nautique and loved it. My bilge was pretty much dry from then on. So that is why I went with the PSS over the OJ. The OJ is slightly less expensive, but it wasn't out when...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
Harold, Are you referring to item #7 on the ARE...

Harold,
Are you referring to item #7 on the ARE diagram? That appears to be on the outside too. I don't have anything on the outside of the coupler.

????
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
Son of a ...!! On the Nautique there were two...

Son of a ...!! On the Nautique there were two set screws on the outside of the coupler.

What I see on the inside is what looks like the end of the shaft with a small hole in it. There also...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
pup, you said unbolt the coupler, remove the nut,...

pup, you said unbolt the coupler, remove the nut, and bolt the coupler back onto the trans.

What nut. I didn't see any nuts on the outside or inside the coupler. Did I miss something?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
Very similar product coz. slightly different...

Very similar product coz. slightly different parts, but does the same thing.

If the shaft coupler has never been removed and the boat is older (mine is 10 years old, but was poorly maintained by...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
no go Chico. Tried that every way to Sunday just...

no go Chico. Tried that every way to Sunday just now and it didn't budge.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
I couldn't find anything specific to removing the...

I couldn't find anything specific to removing the coupler. They have a slide hammer for the strut bearing, but not the coupler.

Any other suggestions?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-24-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By herringtech
Shaft coupler

I am trying to install a PSS shaft seal in my 98' PS205 X-Star edition and I cannot get the stinking shaft coupler off the shaft.

I have a spacer in there and have tightened down as much as...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-12-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By herringtech
Crystal Clear now. Thanks Muttley

Crystal Clear now.

Thanks Muttley
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-12-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By herringtech
So Chevy08bud, when you say looking at the "front...

So Chevy08bud, when you say looking at the "front of the engine (opposite the distributer)" you mean standing at the drivers seat looking to the stearn right?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-11-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By herringtech
Thanks Muttley. Moving forward again :)

Thanks Muttley. Moving forward again :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-11-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By herringtech
Thanks rspiecha that helps a ton.

Thanks rspiecha that helps a ton.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-11-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By herringtech
Cylinder layout

So I want to check my wiring to the plugs to make sure its wired correctly, but I can't seem to find any marking or layouts on how the cylinders are numbered.

I have the firing order from the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-26-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By herringtech
I dumped my 98' expedition after I had a bunch of...

I dumped my 98' expedition after I had a bunch of problems and 2 recalls.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-23-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14,053
Views: 3,805,110
Posted By herringtech
Thx Maristar i'm very blessed.

Thx Maristar i'm very blessed.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-22-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14,053
Views: 3,805,110
Posted By herringtech
The finished castle

We worked on this for 2 hours, and my Brother in Law forgot to put on sun screen and was hurting the next day.

I'm the dope in the white Tilley Hat
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-22-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14,053
Views: 3,805,110
Posted By herringtech
The sand castle

Here is the family (wife, Brother in law, Sister in law, and kids) working on the mother of all sand castles.
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