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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,274
Posted By JimN
Disconnect the plug where the engine harness...

Disconnect the plug where the engine harness connects to the boat's harness and measure continuity between the brown/white wire at the light and the boat side of the plug- if none of the pins connect...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By JimN
Oil change places like Valvoline take it, others...

Oil change places like Valvoline take it, others do, too. They take it from me, dump it, I enter my info on their sheet and when it's empty, they give it back so I can leave.
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By JimN
The have lids, but not the kind with a hole and...

The have lids, but not the kind with a hole and cap that screws on, which is used on paint buckets for adding tint and inserting the pickup tube for airless sprayers. The lids on paint buckets...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By JimN
Go to a paint store if you haven't used a 5...

Go to a paint store if you haven't used a 5 gallon bucket of paint for a big job and buy one with a lid. They have a cap that allows adding tint without removing the lid, so it will never leak or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By JimN
I have to ask a question that needs asking- "Why...

I have to ask a question that needs asking- "Why doesn't anyone check the ECM's data before they start throwing money at these by replacing parts that aren't needed?".

If you don't know the amount...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,681
Posted By JimN
Here is your solution....

Here is your solution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOpjHm6WzVg
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,681
Posted By JimN
Pterodactyls. Just sayin'.

Pterodactyls.

Just sayin'.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,681
Posted By JimN
I wouldn't even attempt this without knowing how...

I wouldn't even attempt this without knowing how much it weighs and look at how the weight is distributed. I think the only way I would try is with some kind of tractor tires- a lot of them. If it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,681
Posted By JimN
Is the ground soft? If so, there's no way...

Is the ground soft? If so, there's no way trailers, trucks or a crane will avoid getting stuck because it will never support that much weightover the footprint of normal tires- if a crane were to be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By JimN
All fuel injected engines from MC/Indmar have...

All fuel injected engines from MC/Indmar have this ability- MC's first injected boats came out in late-'93.

This boat is in the Midwest? What area?
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By JimN
The ECM stores total hours when the engine runs-...

The ECM stores total hours when the engine runs- find a way to connect it to a diagnostic computer and get the real picture.

Did the original owner buy it, just to say they own it? That boat has...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,849
Posted By JimN
How old are the plug wires? Old wires can be...

How old are the plug wires? Old wires can be electrically 'leaky', which causes crossfire, where the spark from one wire arcs to another place. Could be another plug wire, the closest ground or even...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By JimN
I don't know why a sales boom for boats would...

I don't know why a sales boom for boats would cause this- they already saw an increase in revenue. If a large % of the COVID boat buyers file claims because they didn't take boater safety training, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By JimN
The owner doesn't know what they're talking...

The owner doesn't know what they're talking about- there is no cable adjustment that will make it stop stalling and if they messed with the idle stop, I would pass on the boat unless he agrees to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,750
Posted By JimN
Marine color codes are fairly standardized but...

Marine color codes are fairly standardized but accessory wiring doesn't need to conform if their parts are basically plug n play. Then, it's a matter of matching for battery power, switched power and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By JimN
You don't need more than Group 24. The starter in...

You don't need more than Group 24. The starter in these boats draws roughly 300-350Amps, so anything above 500CCA will be fine. The cranking battery isn't designed for reserve, so a separate battery...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By JimN
Regulators are based on engine vacuum- check the...

Regulators are based on engine vacuum- check the vacuum and make sure it's correct.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,499
Posted By JimN
That's basically what happened to the flex plate...

That's basically what happened to the flex plate in my van- it developed an intermittent vibration, then my starter wouldn't engage, but I guess I didn't look far enough into the area, to see any...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By JimN
Those aren't relays, they're connectors. The big...

Those aren't relays, they're connectors. The big one with the cover is the ALDL (Assembly Line Diagnostic Port) which is used after installation for connecting a diagnostic computer for reading codes...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By JimN
If you have a propane torch, you could heat...

If you have a propane torch, you could heat something made of metal to melt the edges to prevent unraveling. You could also decrease the flame and carefully melt it with the torch, then trim whatever...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By JimN
To be honest, I wouldn't even recommend that for...

To be honest, I wouldn't even recommend that for the average service technician- electrical systems are not well understood by most mechanics and when it comes to finicky grounding & limiting voltage...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By JimN
Don't turn the key or battery switch On and Off...

Don't turn the key or battery switch On and Off repeatedly- electronic devices that use microprocessors don't like that and it can cause major problems.

The only things that should operate when the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,241
Posted By JimN
Did you take a fuel sample, to check for water in...

Did you take a fuel sample, to check for water in the gas? Where is the fuel vent when your boat's *** end is in a hole in the water?
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By JimN
The only green wire I know of near the tank is a...

The only green wire I know of near the tank is a ground wire, which IS supposed to be connected, as a way to prevent sparks from static electricity.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By JimN
Don't care about what it's made from, but it...

Don't care about what it's made from, but it could be used to haul something that's necessary, like medical equipment that would keep someone alive. The rest can burn- best to plan for something,...
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