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Old 04-24-2017, 12:57 PM
ValveCoverGasket ValveCoverGasket is offline
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first prostar - '94 190

after searching around this winter, we finally got a boat.. a '94 prostar 190.

i was happy to get something with efi, tbi being close enough :P









got it home early last week, and knocked a few tune up things off the list, did a lot of cleaning, as well as finishing up routing new blower and heater hoses. while i had it apart i noticed the fuel line clamps near the exhaust were disintegrated, so i redid those.
also, it had (what i gather is fairly common) the lower two dash screw inserts pulling out. i think ive managed to fix that with some rubber washers, and wellnuts for now. it feels pretty sturdy

ive got a '94 sticker set on order, and i think that oughta do it for the pre-season list. now we just need it to stop raining

it has soft floor panels near the engine box, so thats definitely on the list after this season and maybe new carpet... or a really really deep cleaning, theres some muck and nastiness behind the gas tank i think from a little water getting in during storage.

otherwise it seems like a well taken care of boat, and the previous owner also did some really nice work on the stereo system and moved to a switchable dual battery system under the observer seat, all things i would have wanted to do.

ive restored a few british and german cars, and i do a lot of standalone engine management install/tuning, but power boats are new to me - and this is my first small block! so im looking forward to learning my way around that as well.


ill keep the thread updated as we enjoy the boat this forum has been a huge resource as we did our research and in the process of finding a boat to buy.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:09 PM
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Looks like you have done well for yourself! HARD to beat early '90's - 190's!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:50 PM
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:05 PM
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Congratulations on a great boat!
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:29 PM
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I just replaced the engine, engine mounts, transmission, strut bushing, steering cable, etc on the 1996 Prostar 190 that was given to my son's. Got pretty familiar with the throttle body injection and sensors. If you need help, don't be afraid ask.
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:52 PM
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What's going on with that silent muffler? Please keep an eye on it when out this summer. Set your bilge pump to auto.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:05 PM
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thanks guys!

yeah, that muffler looked nasty - luckily it just seems to be some scale from the bottom of the floor boards that got on the outside of the muffler.
someone along the way put some backing plates under the engine box hinges (because they're getting loose as the floor softens) which started to get some surface nastiness on the muffler.
will definitely be keeping an eye on it though
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:28 PM
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thanks guys!

yeah, that muffler looked nasty - luckily it just seems to be some scale from the bottom of the floor boards that got on the outside of the muffler.
someone along the way put some backing plates under the engine box hinges (because they're getting loose as the floor softens) which started to get some surface nastiness on the muffler.
will definitely be keeping an eye on it though
Ok good deal. Next time have Mrs. ValveCoverGasket take the pictures so we can see her in your ski mirror.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:34 PM
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:38 PM
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Ok good deal. Next time have Mrs. ValveCoverGasket take the pictures so we can see her in your ski mirror.
haha ill let her know
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