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Old 05-23-2012, 06:27 PM
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Sorry to thread jack but ETS you zip tied your oil drain hose up. Just curious what's the purpose of this looks interesting.
Previous owner may have done that. I still have it zip tied with a metal clip holding it in place, but a little more out of the way. Seemed better to me to keep it out of the sludge that might make its way into the bilge over time. It doesn't get all that hot in there and the zip tie has held up fine.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:24 PM
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:44 PM
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lets get a few other things out too about Marine engine companies, all of the long blocks are automotive.... If a engine has a problem using oil, its not Indmar, PCM, Ilmor, etc fault. Its the particular engine, period. All they do is add on the intakes and all the marine parts, ECU's, etc.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:22 PM
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Why did MC switch from PCM to Indmar?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:40 PM
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Why did MC switch from PCM to Indmar?
Why did they switch from Indmar to Ilmor?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:45 PM
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Like Doo said. All the smaller engines ( I think) in towboats right now are still good ole Chevy 350's. Probably the most venerable engine of modern time.
That said, Indmar stepped up to the plate on my old MC, a '96 and actually covered 1/2 the cost of a major component replacement that was clearly out of warranty AND had already been replaced once due to the previous owner's error. THAT is customer service!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:57 PM
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I prefer Indmar due to the fact that in 93' they obviously were smarter then the gm engineers, when they realized the opti-spark system on the lt-1 was prone to moisture issues, and the first opti-sparks did not have a drain hole in it.. Indmar decided to install the northstar ignition system with the coil packs instead, and now I have 907 trouble free hours....(knocking on wood)...
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:46 PM
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Considering repower option for prostar 209 and learned That PCM is the only mfg thats computer will work with Zero off system. being that I don't care about perfect slalom course times and don't want to spend the xtra money for a New cruise control. I think I won't do an 8500.00 repower and will look at longblock options.

Edit: Just visited the Ilmore site and it looks like their ecu is compatible with Zero off also.

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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Here's some folks you should at least talk to... http://www.michiganmotorz.com
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:58 PM
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Why did they switch from Indmar to Ilmor?
Thrall noticed that you did not get a response. Wayzata Private Equity (Minnesota) manages both Ilmor and Mastercraft. The press releases claimed it was for differentiation - could be but I personally see it's purely financial by keeping the $$$ in the family.

Ilmor uses the GM Block iirc as well --

eack - only 7 months to get a reply for you ...
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