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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
clrussell - "Blowed up", as in "I blowed it up...

clrussell -
"Blowed up", as in "I blowed it up fer sure, just after I done told jim-bob to hold my beer and watch me". I agree with you formally, but phrased it in redneck for effect.

Thanks,...
Forum: Electrical 07-14-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yeah, I just decided to help you out...

Yeah, I just decided to help you out...
Forum: General / Other 07-13-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By FrankSchwab
After taking a closer look at the pictures, I'm...

After taking a closer look at the pictures, I'm gonna reverse my opinion and say that it's probably a badly aligned engine. A bent strut would tend to push the propshaft left or right; it'd be more...
Forum: General / Other 07-13-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By FrankSchwab
It looks like the propshaft is physically...

It looks like the propshaft is physically touching the shaft log at the lower side. That would suggest a bent strut, although it's possible that it's just a really badly aligned engine.

A good...
Forum: Trailers 07-13-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By FrankSchwab
I don't claim to be an expert, but this is the...

I don't claim to be an expert, but this is the internet so I'll give you my opinion anyway....

My old Explorer used to eat brake pads - every 30,000 miles or so, needed a new pair. I have a friend...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
Interesting - I would have guessed that, despite...

Interesting - I would have guessed that, despite the engine differences you'd have exactly the same transmission. My dipstick screws in, but the documentation on whether or not to screw it in to...
Forum: Electrical 07-13-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By FrankSchwab
Read the attached: 178332

Read the attached:
178332
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
Oh, and one other question.... I drained the ZF...

Oh, and one other question....

I drained the ZF HSW-630 trans really well while it was out of the boat, and put 4 quarts of 15w-40 in it (spec is 4.5 quarts). I remember long ago that EngineNut...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
I want to thank everyone for their help - I've...

I want to thank everyone for their help - I've now got 5 hours on the new engine, and it purrs like a somewhat asthmatic kitten.

Next Problem: I can't figure out how to set the ignition timing...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
GM warranties the engine for a year.

GM warranties the engine for a year.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
rkmason - As far as I can tell, it's precisely...

rkmason -
As far as I can tell, it's precisely the same engine (long block). There are 4 or 5 versions of the 350 available, and this is for 1996-newer Vortec...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-19-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
But that would cost me $50 for an oil extractor!

But that would cost me $50 for an oil extractor!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-19-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
Thanks guys. I've gotten over the denial,...

Thanks guys.
I've gotten over the denial, anger, bargaining and depression phases (I think) and am into acceptance.
Thanks for the suggestion, Mike. Here's TooTall's thread from back in 2011 for...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-19-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By FrankSchwab
Blowed engine up, need to pull it

1998 Maristar 200VRS

Well, it seems that last fall when I changed oil I didn't tighten the cap on the oil drain tube. It didn't have an issue the first run of the year when I was watching the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-27-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By FrankSchwab
Most epoxies will soften when they get hot - JB...

Most epoxies will soften when they get hot - JB Weld, unfortunately, claims to work up to 500F. If those are fiberglass handles, they'll never take that temp.

Your best bet may be to take your...
Forum: Other 06-29-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By FrankSchwab
There's also a different thickness nylon spacer...

There's also a different thickness nylon spacer that goes under the blade depending on whether you have it in the "Pro" or "Advanced" position. Give them a call, see if they'll send you an owners...
Forum: Trailers 05-08-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By FrankSchwab
Order high quality new races, cones, and...

Order high quality new races, cones, and bearings. They're really not that expensive, and the damage there will end up requiring them. You'll have to get a machine shop to press out the old races...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By FrankSchwab
There's a small hole on the rudder plate under...

There's a small hole on the rudder plate under the boat that's the bleed hole - when you pump in grease up top, it distributes through the rudder housing then the excess squirts out the small hole. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By FrankSchwab
If you're up near the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell...

If you're up near the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell is only a few hours away. Take the Rainbow Bridge tour - you'll see most of that magnificent lake. Take a tour through Antelope Canyon while you're...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By FrankSchwab
Believe it or not, I have the same sprayer tank...

Believe it or not, I have the same sprayer tank and most of the same fittings sitting in my garage because I intended to build almost exactly what you've got. Looks like you did a good job.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-17-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,059
Posted By FrankSchwab
That doesn't sound like a fatal number to me. ...

That doesn't sound like a fatal number to me. I've have a good mechanic diagnose the low compression. Could be a broken ring (gotta pull the engine and remove the piston), could be scarred cylinder...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By FrankSchwab
A normal vehicle battery is about 60 AH, or about...

A normal vehicle battery is about 60 AH, or about 720 WH.

A good polisher might be 120V, 8A - or 960 W. Using an inverter, your polisher will work for 30-45 minutes before your battery is dead...
Forum: Upholstery 12-28-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,305
Posted By FrankSchwab
My wife took a giant beach towel, and turned it...

My wife took a giant beach towel, and turned it into a cover for our swim pad. Made it a lot cooler to step on, and a lot more comfortable to sit/lie on. Run a couple of velcro straps under the pad...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'm close to your year, but the electronics are...

I'm close to your year, but the electronics are completely different. I've never heard a peep from mine. Here's a bump, and hope someone with your year can help out.
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,683
Posted By FrankSchwab
>> We're going mid July >> We're just looking to...

>> We're going mid July
>> We're just looking to park the houseboat within an hour or two of the marina
>> Just looking for a nice place to park it for the week where we will have seclusion

I...
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