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Old 11-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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Thanks.... cool lookin...and effective.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:17 PM
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Changed oil and transmission fluid, put antifreeze in engine, fogged engine and cylinders, put in some fuel stabilizer.

Turned a couple of hours worth of work into an all day affair. I bought a 1/4" mip to attach the drain hose to the mityvac instead of 1/4" fip. Sucked oil up through the dipstick and then got the tube stuck for about half an hour. After taking out the transmission filter cover, I couldn't get the allen bolt to loosen, so it wouldn't go back in. Had to take it to a friend's house and put it in a vise to get enough leverage to get it to loosen. The mityvac draws the fluid out a lot slower than I expected. Somehow the tip broke off a spark plug when removing them to fog the cylinders, but I change them every spring anyway. Minus the 4 hours I wasted watching tennessee lose, this somehow took me all day.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:21 PM
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Changed oil and transmission fluid, put antifreeze in engine, fogged engine and cylinders, put in some fuel stabilizer.

Turned a couple of hours worth of work into an all day affair. I bought a 1/4" mip to attach the drain hose to the mityvac instead of 1/4" fip. Sucked oil up through the dipstick and then got the tube stuck for about half an hour. After taking out the transmission filter cover, I couldn't get the allen bolt to loosen, so it wouldn't go back in. Had to take it to a friend's house and put it in a vise to get enough leverage to get it to loosen. The mityvac draws the fluid out a lot slower than I expected. Somehow the tip broke off a spark plug when removing them to fog the cylinders, but I change them every spring anyway. Minus the 4 hours I wasted watching tennessee lose, this somehow took me all day.
No pictures... lol...didn't happen...
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:36 PM
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Changed the oil and filter, drained water to leave block dry for winter, vacuumed, cleaned and 303'd interior. removed all cooling hoses.
Also found raw water pump leaking while running in the driveway, so i pulled off the pulley to change the seal before spring.
More to do throughout the winter...
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:11 AM
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Hmm, Finally found some time to continue putting my 'kit' form ND tower on my Prostar. Just a little short on the back legs (thanks Wayne). I am heading for a 7hour trip with the boat on Friday to get an engineer to roll up some aluminium and finish the welding. I ordered a Barefoot international tower boom and am about to shoot some money into coversports for a cover. ordered some domed rego numbers and need to change the impellor tomorrow.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:23 PM
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Saturday, I spent about 4 hours cleaning the boat soley with toilet bowl cleaner to try to get the scum line off and also all the smudges off anf grime...I went through about 3/4 of a bottle and made some good progress. I also used that on the trailer fenders and trailer. Not too bad for a few hours worth of work. Weather was in the high 60s so it felt good to be outside.

Last night I replaced the front 2 hoses under the dash. I bought both the metal aluminum vent hose like for the dryer and also the black plastic flex hose...I wound up using the black plastic flex hose as the holes in the panel under the dash were not large enough to fit the metal hoses through.

Removed the SWEET audiovox stereo that must have come with the boat in 1994 and also messed with the front compartment light as it will not turn on..gotta see how this guy had this wired. I picked up a new one to replace in case it is fried for some reason.


Questions:

ACC1 toggle does not light up...it will power the stereo though...can I get a replacement toggle or does a bulb within the toggle need to be replaced?

Trailer lights...driver side running lights do not work, passenger side works and also all brake lights and both directionals. I checked all ground and started searching for any cracked wires, etc. but have come up short (no pun intended). Any ideas? All fuses and bulbs on the truck are ok.

Hopefully gonna do some more tonight...noat goes to storage on Saturday.

Before and after pics of the nose...
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:49 PM
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Hey Rockman - do you live by the Lakota's? or did your party get of hand...the Joliet sqaud car across the street...lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:55 PM
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Changed fuel filter and impeller on our X2. After changing the impeller on the X2, I am positive that engineers NEVER work on this stuff. I guess I got spoiled working on my X9's engine.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:00 PM
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Hey Rockman - do you live by the Lakota's? or did your party get of hand...the Joliet sqaud car across the street...lol
No Lakota's here...but Joliet's finest have been at our house the last 3 times we have had people over...seems a neighbor to the north is 911 happy...can't wait til he gets his water bill at the end of the month...I imagine it is gonna be high since his garden hose has been running all month...


Car belongs to my good neighbor across the street.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:04 PM
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Lakota is one of Joliet's finest...lol on the hose...
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