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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By JimN
Do you hear the fuel pump running when you crank?...

Do you hear the fuel pump running when you crank? If so, it means the crank position sensors are working. Do you have spark? If so, open the throttle when you try to start- if it fires, it may be the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By JimN
It should charge it, but only after it recovers...

It should charge it, but only after it recovers from cranking and idling doesn't recharge anything. If the boat sat all Winter with the cables connected, it discharged a good amount. How is the 2nd...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By JimN
Where is your lanyard? If it's on the safety...

Where is your lanyard?

If it's on the safety switch, press on the tab that pushes the button and see if it starts. If it does, replace the lanyard.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By JimN
You aren't checking the amps, you're checking the...

You aren't checking the amps, you're checking the voltage. Connect the meter to the battery and crank it (or, have someone else crank it), looking at the voltage. If it drops below 9VDC, clean the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By JimN
This lion also had a radio collar, which is...

This lion also had a radio collar, which is supposed to put it in the 'No Kill' group, right? I don't know how visible the tag was, though.

I have a problem with hunting for the trophy as priority...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By JimN
It's all just entertainment, now.

It's all just entertainment, now.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By JimN
This wasn't hunting and I have no problem with...

This wasn't hunting and I have no problem with hunting for food- the lion was called 'human-loving, which means it would have gone to them if they had food, a bowl of water or just because they were...
Forum: Electrical Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By JimN
Put it back! PUT IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put it back! PUT IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-29-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By JimN
It's not about hugging trees, it's about wasting...

It's not about hugging trees, it's about wasting lives and resources of all kinds.

BTW- CO2 is heavier than air, so it doesn't reach the Ozone layer. Also, as much as they say that fossil fuels are...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-29-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By JimN
Too many people are willing to mess with the food...

Too many people are willing to mess with the food chain, in too many ways. If lions become extinct, the number of other animals will grow, unchecked and the unbalance ends up having consequences that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By JimN
When the offspring of this male will likely be...

When the offspring of this male will likely be killed by a new mate for the female, how, exactly, does that conserve anything? If Cecil had been killed by another male lion, it would have been the...
Forum: General / Other 07-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By JimN
Firs thing I would do is find out if the flame...

Firs thing I would do is find out if the flame arrestor is the cause, by removing it and listening.

If it is the cause, it may be a bit annoying, but it's harmless. Changing the arrestor would be...
Forum: Electrical 07-29-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By JimN
And it's missing a screw- find out why.

And it's missing a screw- find out why.
Forum: Electrical 07-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By JimN
Can't tell unless the boat was here- how any...

Can't tell unless the boat was here- how any wires connect to the battery pots? If only one heavy wire per post, then everything goes through the breaker and that's too much. The breaker is made t...
Forum: Electrical 07-29-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By JimN
Some accessories may have been wired directly to...

Some accessories may have been wired directly to the battery, rather than through the breaker.
Forum: General / Other 07-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By JimN
You should be able to hear the same sound if you...

You should be able to hear the same sound if you rev the engine in neutral or in gear- it's the air whistling past the flame arrester.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By JimN
Having done hundreds of oil changes for boat...

Having done hundreds of oil changes for boat owners, if I hadn't been able to use a vacuum or power extractor, I'd still be doing them for the first dealership, even though they were sold over ten...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By JimN
Look at the injectors when it's not running well-...

Look at the injectors when it's not running well- is it toggling between them, or is only one not delivering fuel? If the former, it's overheating and if the latter, it could be an injector driver,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By JimN
I'm pretty sure I posted a link for this pump...

I'm pretty sure I posted a link for this pump over ten years ago and everyone complained that it was too expensive.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By JimN
Because you flip a switch and do something else,...

Because you flip a switch and do something else, it's faster, pumps thicker oils better, it's bi-directional....let me know when you want me to stop.
Forum: Electrical 07-25-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By JimN
List all of the accessories- that wire is the...

List all of the accessories- that wire is the charging lead and if the alternator's output isn't sufficient AND/OR the wire gauge is too small, it will become hot. When a conductor's temperature...
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By JimN
Do this with the engine off- you're just checking...

Do this with the engine off- you're just checking to see if the field is causing the drop.

How long after running does the boat sit when you work on it? If you have a battery charger, use that to...
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By JimN
You need to measure the current through PP and...

You need to measure the current through PP and the gauges when the ignition switch is in the ON position- something is drawing more than it should.

In a normal system like this, the battery should...
Forum: Electrical 07-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By JimN
In addition to the engine, what else receives...

In addition to the engine, what else receives current from the ignition switch? Ballast pumps? Lights? Head unit? Anything else you can think of?

If you have several accessories being powered by...
Forum: Electrical 07-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By JimN
A relay won't help if the voltage drop is on the...

A relay won't help if the voltage drop is on the hot or ground wires. You need to measure the voltage at the dash end of the - if you see lower voltage that at the battery posts (NOT on the clamps),...
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