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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-29-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,435
Posted By Island Jim
Throttle Won't Hold Speed

I have a 1995 Prostar 205 that we have been enjoying keeping on the water in its older years (not to mention I'm pretty darn new to DD boats). While pulling a skier, I find that if I don't keep...
Forum: Electrical 06-15-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Island Jim
Thanks Jack....I'll have to tear the gauges apart...

Thanks Jack....I'll have to tear the gauges apart and see what is in there. Makes sense to have a big drop across everything.
Forum: Electrical 06-14-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Island Jim
Voltage Gauge

Greetings - I'm having fun bringing our new-to-us 1995 Prostar 205 back to life.

Have an question on the voltage gauge - Can't say I remember if it worked properly before, but after an experiment in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Island Jim
Sorry - got in a hurry. The API CJ-4 rating is...

Sorry - got in a hurry. The API CJ-4 rating is for diesel engines. Any idea why that is being called out for a gas engine?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Island Jim
Oil Change

Anything special needed for a 1995 Indmar 5.7 oil change?

Looking at the Indmar website, it looks like 15W-40 with API CJ-4 rating.

What about the filter? Anything special needed there?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Island Jim
Squeal at Startup

Greetings - a few quick (and hopefully simple) questions on my 1995 prostar 205, 5.7 Indmar.

For winter maintenance, I changed the water pump impeller and through some unfortunate events (read did...
Forum: Electrical 05-17-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,004
Posted By Island Jim
Problem solved..... EMC is fully functional. ...

Problem solved.....

EMC is fully functional. After hours of research and tracing wires, I found that the ignition wasn't sending power to the relay - no spark, no fuel. Tracing it back to find the...
Forum: Electrical 05-14-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,004
Posted By Island Jim
Alright - work load finally allowed me to get the...

Alright - work load finally allowed me to get the new alternator swapped. Good news - no more engine smoking. Gauges come to life and the engine cranks.

Buuuuuut....no spark. I've used an in-line...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,004
Posted By Island Jim
Thanks for the insight guys. Frank - I ordered...

Thanks for the insight guys. Frank - I ordered the new alternator from DB before I saw your post, I think I'll just let this go. I did pull my old one apart and the wires had burned off the...
Forum: Electrical 05-04-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,004
Posted By Island Jim
Thanks Waterlogged. I put a call into DB today,...

Thanks Waterlogged. I put a call into DB today, but they weren't able to call me back.

Fingers crossed the breaker saved the day on the rest of the electronics.

I'll have to remember that whole...
Forum: Electrical 05-04-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,004
Posted By Island Jim
Battery Reverse Polarity

Okay - I am starting to realize I shouldn't try to use the forum or wrench on my boat....I originally put this in the Forum Help section. Sorry guys - I promise I'll get better. Below is what I had...
Forum: Team Talk Forum Help- Forum Issues Only 05-04-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,014
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