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Forum: General / Other 02-04-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By TURSTY
Just to add a bit of an update to this. I have...

Just to add a bit of an update to this. I have used the ball valve in my setup to limit the flow to the heater and this is what I have found:

Valve fully open = not very warm at all
Valve 25% open =...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By TURSTY
Thanks for the post bsloop. Your dead right on...

Thanks for the post bsloop.

Your dead right on the recording. It's totaly crap and doesn't do the sound quallity any good. It was recorded with an iPhone in a lifeproof case and the Mrs kept...
Forum: General / Other 08-27-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By TURSTY
So is it the heater return line that is...

So is it the heater return line that is restricted? I.e. the amount of water passing through the heater core is slowed down?

I have Ball valves in both the feed and return line to the heater incase...
Forum: General / Other 08-27-2013, 02:27 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Ah I didn't realise they had a flow restrictor, I...

Ah I didn't realise they had a flow restrictor, I might look into getting one. I just have a standard Y fitting currently. It's got clear hose on it though and I can see good flow at idle so it's...
Forum: General / Other 08-26-2013, 06:25 PM
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Posted By TURSTY
Thanks for the Praise. Im pretty happy with how...

Thanks for the Praise. Im pretty happy with how it turned out.

I might pull the thermostat just to check it is still doing its job/hasn't disintegrated etc.

The core itself if a 4wd heater core...
Forum: General / Other 08-26-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By TURSTY
Just checked the gauge. Its running at 140F and...

Just checked the gauge. Its running at 140F and gets up to 160 when wakesurfing or running on a fake a lake.

I have it installed with a "Y" pipe back into the intake and its still not what I would...
Forum: General / Other 08-26-2013, 12:55 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Finished the heater install after the hot tubes...

Finished the heater install after the hot tubes arrived in record time (2 days from the US to NZ!!!!).

So the heater CRANKS out hot air when running it on the hard using a fake a lake/hose...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-26-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By TURSTY
Feedback on Bullet Audio if anyones interested

Hey all,

I have a 01 Xstar that I brought off the importer of Bullet Audio here in New Zealand.

I have just finished repairing a dead amp and fixing up a bit of the wireing and thought I would post...
Forum: General / Other 08-20-2013, 05:50 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Made some more...

Made some more progress.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff284/tursty1/Boat/null_zps2f171726.jpg...
Forum: General / Other 07-27-2013, 06:14 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Haha give heater craft a run for their money you...

Haha give heater craft a run for their money you recon? :P
Forum: General / Other 07-27-2013, 01:40 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Heater box is done...apart from...

Heater box is done...apart from paint/powdercoating depending on what I decide.

Did a test with hot water out of the tap and with only one blower, its cranking out hot air probably as good as my 08...
Forum: General / Other 07-20-2013, 08:46 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
haha yeah....and saving some money! =). Tried...

haha yeah....and saving some money! =).

Tried out the blower and the air flow was what I would call "Good", with one, so should be pretty much perfect with two of these. And this blower is rather...
Forum: General / Other 07-16-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By TURSTY
I haven't given up on this yet. My blower started...

I haven't given up on this yet. My blower started making a horrible noise the other day, so used it as an excuse to buy a 270cfm 4" blower to test with the heater. At $70 I would be happy using two...
Forum: General / Other 06-26-2013, 08:18 PM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Thats another option I was looking at. I was...

Thats another option I was looking at. I was actually thinking of using 3 of these inline in each of the ducts and have them sucking air through the heater core rather then blowing into the front of...
Forum: General / Other 06-26-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Started mocking up a heater box from cardboard so...

Started mocking up a heater box from cardboard so I can see what flow will be like with multiple pc type fans.

The heater craft units move 266 CFM on high. I have worked out I can fit in 2x120mm...
Forum: General / Other 06-22-2013, 06:28 PM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Yeah I would say the difference between the heads...

Yeah I would say the difference between the heads would be much of a muchness. If the factory installed heater uses the Starboard side feed off the head, then I might just go with that.

Re the core,...
Forum: General / Other 06-22-2013, 07:54 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Thanks for the pics wheelerd. I am assuming that...

Thanks for the pics wheelerd. I am assuming that both the heads are fed via the block and both sides are split at the water pump outlet? Being that my outlets on the waterpump and the intake mani are...
Forum: General / Other 06-21-2013, 07:56 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Had a look at the boat today. The port on the...

Had a look at the boat today.

The port on the front of the waterpump is in use by a sensor:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff284/tursty1/Boat/Waterpumpport_zps6bf62498.jpeg...
Forum: General / Other 06-16-2013, 07:20 AM
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Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Thanks for the link. I have had a look over my...

Thanks for the link. I have had a look over my motor and it looks slightly different. The fuel rails on my engine seem to be joined at the back and the joiner hoses run straight over the heater...
Forum: General / Other 06-11-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,969
Posted By TURSTY
Heater connections on engine for a 2001 Xstar

Hey all,

I am building a DIY heater for my 2001 Xstar with the 5.7l injected Indmar 330hp motor.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on where to find the heater water feed and return on the...
Forum: Ballast 04-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By TURSTY
Here's some more pics of it all complete....

Here's some more pics of it all complete.

Cleaned everything up before it went back together
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff284/tursty1/photo_zpsf532f985.jpg

The remote part of the Y valve -...
Forum: Ballast 04-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By TURSTY
This is the valve I used. Its all mechanical so...

This is the valve I used. Its all mechanical so should be...
Forum: Ballast 04-11-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By TURSTY
So got some results of this ballast...

So got some results of this ballast design.

Fills and empties perfectly. Gets a lot more of the air out of the bags this way and drains them almost dry. Switching between the two is a piece of cake...
Forum: Ballast 04-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By TURSTY
Here is an idea of what I am doing with the...

Here is an idea of what I am doing with the plumbing.

Only reason for the one way valves is so I can see when the bags have finished draining.

The overflows for the bags are relying on gravity to...
Forum: Ballast 04-09-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By TURSTY
Right, Ive decided to totally redo the front...

Right, Ive decided to totally redo the front ballast using a Johnson Ultra ballast reversible pump, a remote "Y" valve and new plumbing.

Here's some progress pics, and I'll post up a diagram of how...
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