Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Engine / Drive Train

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-09-2011, 10:39 AM
Worthing skier's Avatar
Worthing skier Worthing skier is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: mastercraft prostar 190 1993 & 1996
Location: West Sussex , sunny Worthing
Posts: 238
Sherwood strainer

I put a Sherwood strainer kit on my 1993 Prostar 2 years ago as our lake has a weed issue and need to clean the strainer bowl every time we use the boat .
After 10-15 times of removing the bowl it started to become tight to remove and refit , I just couped with this until the end of that season , then sent it back to the supplier who changed it under their warranty .
I thought that was the end of the issue however same happened last season , the bowl is very tight to undo an do up .
I am very careful not to cross thread it and only tighten it enough to nip the seal , I have checked the threads for any dirt and applied a light coat of syclone to aid it .
I cannot see that the supplier would supply 2 faulty kits and I would not expect him to replace it again under warranty.
Has any one else had a simalar problem , am I doing something wrong , what strainers is everyone using .

Many thanks


Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-09-2011, 07:03 PM
jimmer2880 jimmer2880 is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 95 PS 190 EFI
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 3,059
Send a message via AIM to jimmer2880
I've had that strainer for the past 9 years. Although, I only end up dumping mine about 6 times a season, I've never had a problem. Every now and then, it's really tight and I need to get my strainer wrench to get it off. But, most of the time, I only need to use my hands.
__________________
If one day you're asked:
" How did you spend your time here on Earth?"
Will you say:
"I kept a crabgrass free lawn"
It's time to SKI.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2011, 02:03 PM
Worthing skier's Avatar
Worthing skier Worthing skier is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: mastercraft prostar 190 1993 & 1996
Location: West Sussex , sunny Worthing
Posts: 238
Hi

I think this is the same as mine is doing , may be this is just the way they are after a bit of use and trying to undo and do it up with wet hands does not help .
However I like things to work as new .
Anyway I think I have found a way to ease the threads on it , i have applied some fine engine valve grinding paste to the threaded area and worked the bowl on and of loads of times then washed off the excess paste , the bowl now screws on as new .

Well worth doing .

Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2011, 05:33 PM
Skipper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yeah, the strainer can be difficult to remove. I apply a little water proof grease each time I remove the strainer. Helps a bit.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 AM.


2018