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    Re: 4.3L 4bbl hard cold start issue

    Dont get me wrong I love your idea, didnt know others had a similar problem. Thinking i might have to revist and try the timed relay idea.
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    Re: 4.3L 4bbl hard cold start issue

    I have done the momentary switch. It works well just ran a wire from batt thru a fuse to a momentary toggle switch to fuel pump so while checking oil level i just hit switch for 1-2 seconds Boat...
  3. Re: Opinion on not winterizing 4.3 merc in a garage

    I have a 4.3 engine and its very easy to drain. Just pop out the plugs run a wire through the holes to dislodge any debris and its done. Then you can sleep at night
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    Re: e-coat vs ceramic coated manifolds

    My boat is 18yrs old, I boat in salt water and that's why I went with aluminum ceramic infused. They are ceramic infused inside and out for Salt Water Use. Go to the web site or even call them, ...
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    Re: e-coat vs ceramic coated manifolds

    You could also look at (Mercruiser Parts, Marine Engines, Mercury Outboard Parts, Exhausts | Performance Product Technologies ) there's are ceramic infused on inside and outside. Also there Aluminum...
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    Re: Adding fuel cut-off valve

    If you have a electric fuel pump just disconnect the wire to the pump start the engine and wait for it to stall out. Carbs been run dry and your able to replace the filter with little mess. Thats...
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    Re: 1997 4.3lx GEN+ mercruiser not starting

    Definitely check the oil the dip stick on that engine only shows level. It never enters the crankcase/oil pan and can give you a false reading of quality of the oil. The dip stick goes down the...
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    Re: 1997 4.3lx GEN+ mercruiser not starting

    One more thing to check. I have the same engine and once had a problem with water in the oil. The dip stick looked clean but the crankcase was a milk shake. Pull your oil cap and extension tube ...
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    Re: Don S Final arrangements

    Here is a link to his obit. Very nicely done I-Boats Mod's

    Book of Memories
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    Re: Don S Final arrangements

    Wow, I'm speachless. It was just so sudden . Just glad the detectives called his frequently used numbers and it happened to be one of the moderators, who help put his funeral together since there...
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    Re: Chevy getting out of Marine Engines?

    Heres a link to an article that some what explains how the industry is slowly phasing out certain engines But not getting out of marine market

    Sterndrives ramping up for a comeback | Boating...
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    Re: lower end: new vs refurbished

    I agree with JoLin Get hull fixed now and if they will hold off till april get lower unit then. When you can actually try it out.

    Good Luck !!!
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    Re: Closed Cooling System Pressure Test . . .

    If you want a really good borescope I recomend the snapon BK6000 or BK5500 they have a 8.5 mm camera. Also they have dropped in price since snapon released a new version last year that is wireless...
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    Re: Riser good or Bad

    I also boat in saltwater and switched to ceramic coated aluminum manifolds and risers they were 40lb lighter than the cast iron they replaced and come with 5 year warranty as long as you change the...
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    Re: Riser good or Bad

    If you do a search on here you will find some threads that suggest using acetone. If i remember correctly it has less surface tension then water and there for will seep thru the rust in the...
  16. Re: Forced Air Heaters, using Engine coolant ...

    I always wanted to do that. But also wanted to kinda replicate the defroster for a cars windshield. Seems some mornings the dew just keeps fogging up the inside of my windshield in the early...
  17. Re: Good product for removing rust on engine block?

    If you have auto parts store or body shop in that area they may have rust converter. You brush or spray on let it sit and it will kill the rust and convert it to a black color that is paintable. ...
  18. Re: First time winterizing.. I think I forgot an important step..Cold temps expected.

    Man thats a tough one. While it may hit a low of 23 and there is potential for damage, It also depends if you are in the suburbs or out in the country as burbs and city dont alway hit the low...
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    Re: Mercruiser III

    Welcome aboard. There might be a few guys here that can help you but 1 st you need to start a new thread. This thread is from 3 years ago.

    Good Luck
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    Re: 4.3 Volvo cracked ???

    I am with Bondo, def sound like cracked block, by the way what part of Pa are you in? there's a place in Broomall that rebuilds marine engines.

    Good Luck
  21. Re: No starter, no battery, no positive terminal. 4.3GS PDMA 1994 Invader Bravo ES18

    Welcome aboard, Sounds like you got yourself a winter project, Hope you got it for a real good price!! I second starting with the engine, to see if its salvageable. Definitely put some oil in those...
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    Re: Timing chain/tensioner?

    IT"S ALIVE!!!!! :lol: just curious though, did you have the muffs on and water turned on, couldn't hear any water running in the background before you started the engine????::confused: , other...
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    Re: Closed Cooling System Pressure Test . . .

    Cool, good job. A Nice clean engine bay always makes the job easier:joyous:
  24. Re: Water seems too be mixing into gear oil of lower un on Alpha 1 after impellar cha

    Man, hate when something like that happens, you take some thing apart multiple times, and still have a problem or a new problem.. You should read the stickies above they may help you, sounds like...
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    Re: Winterizing question

    It should be enough especially if your engine stalls while spraying the fogger. You only want to put an oily film on the cylinder walls to prevent surface rust, your not trying to fill the...
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    Re: 4.3 mec, 1989 larson manuals and repair

    Awesome and Goodluck
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    Re: Thank You

    +3 It is I think the best forum out there Wish some of the car forums were this good. Just wish O'l Don was still with us miss his comments and humor!!!!
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    Re: 3.0 carb choke issue

    Hi, did you use a DMV (digital volt ohm meter) and check to see if you have 12 volts to the choke heater? If you do it maybe bad or just need a slight adjustment. If you dont have 12vdc to heater...
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    Re: DIY El-Cheapo Outdrive Stand

    Oops i didn't even see the 2010 date!!
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    Re: DIY El-Cheapo Outdrive Stand

    Nice looking stand Unfortunately some of us dont have access to welding machines so we either make them out of wood or buy premade units. Couldn't ever get the wood unit to my liking. So i...
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    Re: 4.3 mec, 1989 larson manuals and repair

    Hey Racetrac the number on that old block is 10224535 I believe its a 1993 don't know if it will work for you or not Some of these guys maybe able to chime in like Bondo or Achris and know more. ...
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    Re: Battery question

    I would think you have been very lucky. Why not just buy a new marine deep cycle battery in the spring just before commissioning her. You will have a fresh proper battery and no worries for a few...
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    Re: 4.3 mec, 1989 larson manuals and repair

    [QUOTE=racetrack;4425226]Thanks fen-isl but Iam looking for a re-builder not a dealer seems like all the re-builders or re-manufacturers are in the south or out west some place have to do a little...
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    Re: Winterizing question

    I have read that also about fogging, i only do it because she sits in a salt air environment for 7 months. About 1000 ft from beach and 500 from the bay, that salt air mist gets on and in every...
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    Re: 4.3 mec, 1989 larson manuals and repair

    Sorry, to hear about your cracked block. There are a few places you may want to try. Newport Marine in Glenolden Pa, on Oak Lane (delaware county) also Belks Marine in Ridley township right on...
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    Re: Winterizing question

    Here is how i did mine. 1st ran it on muffs got engine nice and warm, 2nd pulled wire harness off fuel pump so carb would run dry at same time spraying fogger down carb throat, 3rd pumped oil out...
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    Re: Winterizing question

    I wouldn't bother with the pink stuff, no need if you drained the block and manifolds I would how ever pull the large hose off the bottom of water pump as you will get a good amount out of that...
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    Re: Winterizing question

    Follow your owners manual for proper winterization. There are threads At the top of this forum on how to. Also, No where in your mercruiser owners manual is using muffs mentioned. Your playing...
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    Re: torsion axles good or bad?

    I'm on my 2nd trailer with a torsion axel. Bought a different boat and it came with a dual axel drum brake leaf spring set up. I wanted to get rid of the dual axel set up. Went with a single axel ...
  40. Re: 4.3 mercruiser water in oil! Am i paranoid?

    Hey cfcliffb
    Not sure what the felpro gaskets look like or if they are even able to be used in a marine environment. I just know when my gaskets came in they were different from the original...
  41. Re: 4.3 mercruiser water in oil! Am i paranoid?

    Oh yeah not to keep babbling but winterized 2 days ago and oil was ok
    Hope its just your intake gasket

    Good luck
  42. Re: 4.3 mercruiser water in oil! Am i paranoid?

    I had same problem last year with my 1996 4.3 gen+
    My oil looked clean on the dipstick and never rose either Went to winterize and it was a swirled milk shake with tan goo under valve covers. ...
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    Re: When did the ranks disappear?

    Ok they use to display next to the user name. Now they dont on my screen thought maybe something changed. If i click on the user name it shows rank. Example Don's used to say oracle by the...
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    When did the ranks disappear?

    Have noticed that the ranks dissapeared,not sure when though. Was that a Don S thing? Just curious. Just remember reading Don's replies and how many he had something like 66,000 also Bondo and...
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    Re: Winterizing Issues - Bayliner F-18 4.3 TKS

    Take the kit back to west marine get your money back Look at the threads on winterizing at top of forum This explains the correct way to winterize. By pulling the plugs on block the...
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    Re: 1996 mercruiser 4.3 water in oil

    :Hi guys, As last posted I would get back to you(January) and let you know how I made out ,I thinks I have good news, Finally got the engine back together, took it out for a shake down on Saturday...
  47. Re: 1996 4.3 gen+ is quickseal needed on new intake gasket?

    Thanks Bond-o. I meant to say quick seal. I also think it was for older style gaskets. So I will put it together, and see what happens, also gasket kit didn't come with any rubber strip's, it just...
  48. 1996 4.3 gen+ is quickseal needed on new intake gasket?

    Hi guys, me again, Downloaded the manual Merc manual 18 and it says to apply a light coating of quick seal to intake gasket, is this old information or is it still current,I have a quick silver...
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    Re: 1st Boat purchse

    I have noticed the same thing about Bayliners, They always seem to be in the price range then you look at them really good, and find they are kinda of cheaply made or put together, when they are new...
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    Re: 1st Boat purchse

    Good luck on your boat search, Glastron and Chaparral are both excellent boats, Chaparral being at the higher end of the boat builders. As for I/O or outboard I think that is just a personal choice. ...
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