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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-08-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By formosa
Walter V drive uses SAE 30 weight oil (per the...

Walter V drive uses SAE 30 weight oil (per the Walter service manual)
Forum: Wanted to Buy 05-23-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By formosa
Maristar 1995-1996 gauges

Am looking for the "grey" Maristar 1995-1996 VRS gauges. Need oil pressure and temp. But will consider a set of course. They have a grey background with the star logo. Needle in the haystack I know...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 05-23-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By formosa
LT-1 fuel pump INDMAR barely used

All,
Just purchased a new INDMAR fuel pump for my 1995 LT-1 just a week ago (external not in tank). Unfortunately it did not fix my fuel problem. I did install it for no more than 15 minutes. Have...
Forum: Electrical 05-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,791
Posted By formosa
Carter LT1 fuel pump no longer made by Carter

All,
I know that NAPA could not get the Carter fuel pump for the LT1 any longer. I contacted Carter (Federal-Mogul). After speaking to their technical support - they have discontinued this part...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,610
Posted By formosa
Mine is normally 140 ... 160 after running hard...

Mine is normally 140 ... 160 after running hard as well.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-06-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
Update

I've been out of the country for a year. Update: Replaced the exhaust riser gasket. In my haste last time to find the cooling problem I did not properly reassemble this nor did I have a new gasket on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-16-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
I will check the manifolds - and run the...

I will check the manifolds - and run the compression test dry. It is happening after it's been unblocked and I blew out the water with the plugs removed. I also changed the oil. The sign for me is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
Now water is in the oil. It's milkshake. After...

Now water is in the oil. It's milkshake. After reading here - I ran a compression test on the cylinders (ordered gauge from Amazon). Every cylinder is 170-175 lbs _except_ cylinder #2 right bank -...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,817
Posted By formosa
I looked at the picture of the INDMAR 556014 and...

I looked at the picture of the INDMAR 556014 and it's exactly the same as the Carter P60962. I just replaced my LT-1 fuel pump with the Carter from NAPA - perfect match. I had some problems getting...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-05-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,021
Posted By formosa
I'm optimistic, it can be done. But it's a lot of...

I'm optimistic, it can be done. But it's a lot of time - it's not a weekend's worth of work.

Mine was sunk in fresh water and the gas line cut - 20 gallons of fuel sitting for 4-8 hours tied to a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-31-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
Will do - I read your previous posts on this....

Will do - I read your previous posts on this. Thanks again.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
Thanks JimN and jake ... we found the problem....

Thanks JimN and jake ... we found the problem. Removed the riser - no blockage --- put the hose into the exhaust hose --- it filled up and no water came out of the exhaust! A peek up into the exhaust...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-31-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
Thanks. I did find and read this previously - in...

Thanks. I did find and read this previously - in my case the motor never had a chronic cooling issue (that I know of) and always ran at 160 degrees. That is until the boat was stolen/sunk and now I'm...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-31-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
Thanks, I did search earlier - although your post...

Thanks, I did search earlier - although your post prompted me to search for "LT-1" (was using LT1) and that produced some more posts, one talked about a clogged riser. I'm going to remove the riser...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By formosa
LT1 overheating

Thanks for all the help so far with my 200VRS LT1. The boat is overheating - keeps going past 200 when I shut it off (at 200). I removed both thermostats. New impeller. Disconnected all hoses to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By formosa
Update. Yes, I confirmed with the mechanic at the...

Update. Yes, I confirmed with the mechanic at the dealer's that the return side from the engine is part of the loop and I didn't just hook something up very wrong. After I went through the 5 minute...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-30-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By formosa
Lt1 external fuel pump issues

Hi,

I just replaced my 95 LT-1 external fuel pump with the Carter cross reference. The boat ran for 1 minute or so then died. I could not get it to restart. Not having a gauge, I pulled the fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By formosa
Lt1 external fuel pump issues

Hi,

I just replaced my 95 LT-1 external fuel pump with the Carter cross reference. The boat ran for 1 minute or so then died. I could not get it to restart. Not having a gauge, I pulled the fuel...
Forum: Appearance 07-29-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 60,034
Posted By formosa
Can I get a copy please? Thx Jim

Can I get a copy please? Thx Jim
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By formosa
Me too, I bought a "Husky" brand (Home Depot)...

Me too, I bought a "Husky" brand (Home Depot) same as the Century in fskof's picture. It's started my boat on and off water. It has earned it's cost several times over with Jetski's, cars, other...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-28-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By formosa
Problem solved. I checked both crank position...

Problem solved. I checked both crank position sensors resistance - they were 530 and 540 (this is below the published spec of 800-1200). But since both were about the same, I went back to the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-27-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By formosa
Don't have a code scanner, or fuel pressure...

Don't have a code scanner, or fuel pressure tester - although I read you can sometimes borrow one from auto parts store. That sounds like the next test (fuel pressure) - I'll work on that.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By formosa
LT1 cranks, no start

Hi all,
My 1995 LT1 (200 VRS) is cranking but not starting. I've been scanning the forum for past posts ... history, the boat was stolen and sunk last year. Got it running again prior to putting up...
Forum: Electrical 07-12-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By formosa
You must also increase your wiring sizes to...

You must also increase your wiring sizes to handle the increased amperage. Do a search on this it's covered.
Forum: Electrical 07-12-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,049
Posted By formosa
Great write up - thank you. I would only add that...

Great write up - thank you. I would only add that I only had one magnet on my float. I confirmed this by only finding one magnet when disassembling, as well as there was only one visible area on the...
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