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Forum: Electrical 04-21-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
One of my tests this morning was to remove the...

One of my tests this morning was to remove the Sender wire from the back of the gauge and test the ohms between the wire and the gauge. It showed the correct amount of ohms for the current fuel level...
Forum: Electrical 04-21-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
I found the problem this morning. After doing a...

I found the problem this morning. After doing a number of other tests I tried connecting the positive terminal from my battery directly to the Ignition terminal on the back of my fuel gauge -- the...
Forum: Electrical 04-19-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Thanks guys. I have a list of tests to do this...

Thanks guys. I have a list of tests to do this weekend to narrow down the power problem.
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
My gauge has a connector for the light, a ground...

My gauge has a connector for the light, a ground post, a sending unit post and an ignition post. They are all labeled and therefore easy to identify. When the key is in the "on" position I believe I...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Turns out the gauge needs power to work and that...

Turns out the gauge needs power to work and that appears to be my problem. I had tried what you suggested with the jumper across the sending unit posts, but my needle still didn't move. So, there are...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
I found another tutorial that told me to test...

I found another tutorial that told me to test that 12 volts was coming to the back of the gauge. The battery is producing 12.5 volts, but nothing is getting to the gauge, so it looks like I have an...
Forum: Electrical 04-17-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
So I was able to figure out the multimeter...

So I was able to figure out the multimeter tonight and tested the sending unit. It had the right amount of ohms at empty and full, so the problem appears to not be the sending unit. Can anyone...
Forum: Electrical 04-14-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Fuel gauge needle doesn't move -- '97 PS 190

My fuel gauge worked great all last season. After winterizing the boat in November I stopped by a gas station to fill up the tank and I turned the key to the "on" position so I could watch the needle...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-11-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
New "clicking" sound -- '97 350 TBI

This season my engine started producing a new sound. It seems to be coming from the rear of the engine and sounds like when I was a kid and attached a playing card to my bicycle so the spokes of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-18-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
812 impeller - big price variances on Amazon?

I just winterized my boat and am shopping for a new impeller on Amazon to be ready to insert in the spring, but I'm surprised at the large price differences for what appears to be the same thing....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Thanks for all the suggestions and guidance. Much...

Thanks for all the suggestions and guidance. Much appreciated.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Apparently too tight -- though that end piece was...

Apparently too tight -- though that end piece was pretty rounded when I bought the boat.
What is a slip on? Are you saying I could replace just the end brass piece? If so, where can I buy something...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-07-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
End of oil drain hose - replace?

I winterized my boat today after a ski set (water 59, air 61, calm with blue sky). I had quite a time removing the cap at the end of the oil drain hose because the brass connector is worn down so...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-03-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Changed my transmission fluid yesterday -- cold....

Changed my transmission fluid yesterday -- cold. My transmission uses Dexron III/Mercon, and that stuff appears to have the same viscosity cold as it does warm. It sucked out very easily.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-25-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Change tranny fluid when cold?

I know you have to check tranny fluid when hot and immediately after turning off the engine. However, is there any reason not to change the fluid when cold?

I ask because my understanding is that it...
Forum: Trailers 09-27-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
It is really difficult to adjust the brakes on my...

It is really difficult to adjust the brakes on my trailer. The little access slots with rubber caps are nearly impossible to get to because the axle is a drop axle with the spindle a few inches...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Update: I just got back from my appointment with...

Update: I just got back from my appointment with the trailer specialist. After briefly looking at my axle he told me it was highly unlikely that the axle is bent. I have the square kind of axle. He...
Forum: Trailers 09-18-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
My understanding is that trailer tires should be...

My understanding is that trailer tires should be inflated to max air pressure stated on the tire. Do your tires also state max air pressure is 80 psi?
Forum: Trailers 09-13-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Update: I installed the new brake assembly -- was...

Update:
I installed the new brake assembly -- was easier than I thought it would be. I was able to use all the bolts facing inward like they came on the assembly. I was concerned there would not be...
Forum: Trailers 08-28-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
I got all new brake cylinders just a few years...

I got all new brake cylinders just a few years ago. The cylinder on the offending wheel actually appears to be working fine. I really don't know where the heat has been coming from, but as you can...
Forum: Trailers 08-28-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Last night I was able to position the brake shoes...

Last night I was able to position the brake shoes on the problem wheel so they were not causing much resistance and then put everything back together. I installed my lockout pin and just came back...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-27-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,059
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
You stay at 34 max speed until 65 years old and...

You stay at 34 max speed until 65 years old and then it drops to 32. At 70 it drops again to 30mph max speed.
Forum: Trailers 08-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
So now I'm starting to think my idea of just...

So now I'm starting to think my idea of just pulling off the brake shoes may not be a good idea -- do the brake shoes need to be on in order to keep the brake cylinder from extending too far and then...
Forum: Trailers 08-27-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
@bturner2 -- I ordered the backing plate assembly...

@bturner2 -- I ordered the backing plate assembly from etrailer yesterday and I just received an email saying it shipped today. This is what I...
Forum: Trailers 08-24-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,860
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
My brakes are drums, so I did try spinning the...

My brakes are drums, so I did try spinning the "star drive" to back them off -- that was the adjustment I mentioned. Sounds like a need to mess with that some more. Maybe I just didn't do it enough....
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