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Old 07-23-2014, 02:30 AM
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Hah! Reminds me of a conversation between my brother and the gal at the FBO as he was paying his fuel bill on the MU-2 one Thanksgiving...... it went something like this:

"I don't know what an MU-2 is but I am sure glad I don't own one!"

(twin garrett direct drive k-body MU-2)
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:22 PM
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I put led lights on the brake/turn signal spots on my trailer.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:10 PM
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I can't say for sure, but we surfed and tubed almost all day/every day...and ran 2100lbs of ballast when surfing. The Ilmor 5.7 vdrive (X14V) is certainly more of a gas hog than my Indmar 5.7 DD was on the X9 though. My guess is that this was around 22 hours, as my total for the week was 27 hours and the initial tank was already paid for from the previous week. I also came home with about 1/3 of a tank.
Yes, the Ilmor loves gas. My two previous 350 Indmars were noticeably better on fuel - the last one being in a Malibu 23 LSV...

The Ilmor sounds better and seems to have a little more grunt.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:45 PM
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After 300 hours, I finally replaced the Spark Plugs and wires this past weekend on my 2005 X-10 with MCX. Pretty easy, only took about an hour. I did have to remove one water hose on the starboard side due to the transmission cooler line being in the way. Recommend everyone doing this project on their own.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:40 PM
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Did some house-cleaning on the distributor. Can't believe all the corrosion......and sand (yes- sand!). Looks like it's about time to buy a new distributor. Middle pic is the corrosion on the bracket that is riveted to the inside of the distributor that holds the distributor base plate. Last pic is the pile of sand I cleaned out of the distributor.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:53 PM
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The sand is more than likely iron oxide crystals formed by high moisture trapped over long period.
Long term cold storage is good at this.
Especially below zero.

Test sample pile with magnet screw driver if still available.

A great product I tested to death for 20 years for best protection - LPS3.
I usually buy this stuff by the case - so it's always on hand. Cheaper that way also.

Most industrial supplies & some automotive have LPS3. Seen at some hardware stores.
This stuff sprays out fairly dense - then turns to a waxy petroleum film. Perfect for this application.

Use it anywhere corrosion ever needed to be removed from electrical devices - connections.
Boat trailer harness connect for sure. Ball Hitch receiver up inside - etc. Truck receiver that's always rusted in.

The inside of distributor would still look like new 20 years from now, even if water was poured in and let sit.

What about the points mount base plate? What shape was he in.

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Old 07-30-2014, 03:35 PM
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Did some house-cleaning on the distributor. Can't believe all the corrosion......and sand (yes- sand!). Looks like it's about time to buy a new distributor. Middle pic is the corrosion on the bracket that is riveted to the inside of the distributor that holds the distributor base plate. Last pic is the pile of sand I cleaned out of the distributor.
My 1988 Supra Comp had the 351 PCM. After about 700hrs, the distributor was totally worn out from all the rust particles dropping down the shaft and wallowing out the Dist. housing to the point it couldn't keep the points open due to so much play. Replaced the entire Dist. from SkiDim and it ran awesome after that.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:41 PM
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My 1988 Supra Comp had the 351 PCM. After about 700hrs, the distributor was totally worn out from all the rust particles dropping down the shaft and wallowing out the Dist. housing to the point it couldn't keep the points open due to so much play. Replaced the entire Dist. from SkiDim and it ran awesome after that.
I am amazed at how well mine runs. There was this much sand in the throttle assemble when I cleaned it out a couple years ago. Evidently the original owner didn't have any MCOCD.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:56 PM
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I was extremely bored yesterday and my MCOCD got a hold of me so I dewinterized the prostar and took it for a run and then rewinterized it ha ha. While it was in the water I polished and waxed the trailer. Every square inch of it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:02 PM
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What Work did you do on your Mastercraft Today?

Put new foam in rear cushions. Think PO left a fat sack on there permanently. The center cushion was compressed to about 3/4 in thick.
Last week. Put stainless tubing on the storage compartment divider so sacks wouldn't push it into the manifold.
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