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Forum: Audio/Stereo Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By JimN
So, the BT module is powered by the head unit, or...

So, the BT module is powered by the head unit, or does it share the red power wire in the dash? The Fusion site indicates that the BT module has its own red and black wires.
Forum: Audio/Stereo Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By JimN
You mean, at the factory? Hard to say- have you...

You mean, at the factory? Hard to say- have you contacted them about it? I only thought of it while I was talking to Tech Support at Fusion last week, so you might mention it to them as a possible...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-28-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By JimN
You may need adapters for the blue plugs- they...

You may need adapters for the blue plugs- they don't always conform to NMEA standards, but they're nt hard to find.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By JimN
Have you done a compression and leakdown test?...

Have you done a compression and leakdown test? Sounds like the rings are bad and you have blow-by.

Assuming it has a PCV valve, is it connected to the runner for one cylinder, or at the base of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By JimN
Disregard the oil cooler- that receives fresh...

Disregard the oil cooler- that receives fresh water, so the coolant never goes through it.

Do you see coolant in the bilge? If not, look at the water behind the boat and if you see the coolant's...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By JimN
Remove the oil cooler and have it checked for...

Remove the oil cooler and have it checked for leaks. If it's not leaking, I would suspect a gasket.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-25-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By JimN
BTW- that pulse stretcher can be used to latch a...

BTW- that pulse stretcher can be used to latch a relay when current will exceed 2A and I would recommend wiring it that way, so the red leads from the BT module AND the head unit can remain live...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By JimN
How often do you change what's playing? Honestly,...

How often do you change what's playing? Honestly, having dealt with wireless crap for decades, I use a wired connection as often as possible.

The stereo doesn't receive power on the red wire when...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By JimN
Replacing parts without doing any diagnostics is...

Replacing parts without doing any diagnostics is just a waste of money and adds to the aggravation, as you have found. The first step when the cause isn't known should be using google. Enter the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-23-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By JimN
If you find that the fuel line and all of the...

If you find that the fuel line and all of the parts between the tank and pump are clear and free of any restrictions, it may be time to look at the pump as the problem, but I would start with...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By JimN
Have you removed the line going to the fuel pump...

Have you removed the line going to the fuel pump inlet? If not, do that and clean the screen. Also, make sure the fuel shutoff valve and anti-siphon valve at the tank's outlet are clean and the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 750
Posted By JimN
Did you probe the terminals on the CPS plugs, to...

Did you probe the terminals on the CPS plugs, to heck for reference voltage? If it's not showing 5V, find out why.

(Note)- I'd recommend looking on the manual for the actual reference voltage- I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,558
Posted By JimN
Hard to say, but if the thermostat is for low...

Hard to say, but if the thermostat is for low temperature opening and the incoming water is cold, they might- not sure of their temperature tolerance.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,558
Posted By JimN
That would only flush the raw water intake and...

That would only flush the raw water intake and mufflers- likely to be good enough, but if immature mussels get into the block and survive, they'll still cause problems.

I would think about...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By JimN
If you can get GM fuel line parts easily, buy a...

If you can get GM fuel line parts easily, buy a spare fuel filter (the one on the engine) and use that for reference to buy parts. DO NOT cut the hard fuel line and install a compression type of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By JimN
What amount of testing and inspection did you do...

What amount of testing and inspection did you do before buying it? Are the four dry plugs on the same bank of cylinders? If so, you don't seem to have any/much gas getting to them- that one looks...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By JimN
Cool! FYI- the knock sensor goes in finger-tight...

Cool!
FYI- the knock sensor goes in finger-tight + 3/4 of a turn. No Teflon tape- the red sealer that's on it is all you need.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By JimN
How did you try to remove it? With a puller, or...

How did you try to remove it? With a puller, or something that was rigged? If you didn't, use the real pulley puller/installer.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By JimN
Best to check for codes when the key is OFF, but...

Best to check for codes when the key is OFF, but you can start the engine with the tool inserted.

How many switches are on the scan tool and how many positions? Most have a "Clear Codes" button,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By JimN
If the Malibu dealer only checked for codes, did...

If the Malibu dealer only checked for codes, did they offer to do diagnostics? It's not cheap, but it would give you a lot more info than just checking codes- it shows data from the sensors, shows...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By JimN
Getting it in your eyes doesn't burn as much as...

Getting it in your eyes doesn't burn as much as you'd think.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By JimN
I wasn't aware that the woofer was in any type of...

I wasn't aware that the woofer was in any type of enclosure, other than the storage bin. If it was, the vent should be placed in the open, not behind the cover.

Re: the port as a filter, it's...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By JimN
You mean the distance from vent to driver? If...

You mean the distance from vent to driver? If it's too close, the energy from one side can partially cancel the energy from the other side, resulting in comb filtering and very uneven bass response....
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By JimN
Blow across the top of a beer bottle- same...

Blow across the top of a beer bottle- same principle- add or remove liquid, the frequency goes up or down, respectively. Larger diameter requires a longer bottle (tube) but if the diameter is too...
Forum: Electrical 07-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By JimN
How wet was the distributor? If it was wet...

How wet was the distributor? If it was wet internally, the regulator and other parts may may have gone away and caused problems.

There's a breaker at the rear of the engine, too. Check that and...
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