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  2. Hatem

    VP DP-S drive service

    The design of that VP drive is rather unusual, especially the seal that @Chap243 was referring to. That thing only goes around the bottom exhaust section but there is no seal for the entire top half of the mating surfaces of the drive where the U-joint insert is?! So what prevents water from getting into the U-joints? Because you know the bottom seal works well, but where the drive connects above it will most definitely allow water to enter and the only thing I can think of that prevents any water from entering the bellows and flooding the U-joints is where the end of the round, cylindrical casing of the shaft meets the end flap of the bellows. Once you tighten the studs and that casing pushes up against that end of the bellows, I guess it creates enough of a seal to prevent water from getting into the bellows and flood the U-joints/shaft? OR, does water actually get in there where the universal joint is spinning and the only barrier to preventing water from traversing further into the coupler and engine are those two, lousy little O-rings? I can't believe that would be the case. Maybe that's why those U-joints are permanently sealed with no zerk fittings because they're engulfed in water all the time? Hard to believe that shaft & universal joint spins in water, but also hard to believe the only stop gap seal is the shaft casing on the drive butting up against the bellows that keeps out all that water. Strange design. I'd much rather see a seal that wraps around the entire connection of the drive to the housing plate, kinda like the Mercs do (at least the Alpha does IIRC) and not just that little exhaust gasket. Man, Volvo sucks! So @Curt, I noticed the pulley is in really bad shape and paint flaking off and kinda rusty and @#$%@#, so I took it off and been soaking it in muriatic acid overnight and now I'll be putting it in CRL for another few hours and then wire-brushing it and then will paint it. Hopefully that, along with a new serpentine belt will stop anymore of that flaking I was getting.
  3. Toddavid

    To change or not to change Impeller

    I boat in shallow areas that have sand and mud. I change it annually as cheap insurance, and keep a spare on board. Why risk it?
  4. Hatem

    Convince me: AGM vs lead acid

    Not surprised you're bragging about your dishonesty.
  5. Hatem

    To change or not to change Impeller

    Man, I just pulled mine out and I wish I didn't. I was tempted to throw it right back in there! Look at this thing, and I'm slipped in saltwater and I put about 100hrs per season on the boat. Oh, not only that, I put this impeller in back in 2015 lmfao and the boat sat in storage for the winter of 2016 & 2017. There's way too much hype about changing these things. Same with the old one I pulled out before this one was in practically the same condition. Maybe this is the result of flushing religiously I don't know, but I'm sure it helps and this new one is staying in when I pull off the housing and it looks like this? It ain't coming out.
  6. whosurpopi

    Overheating, losing coolant.

    I took pictures of each piston as they were cleaned at the top. I am assuming they are not clean enough?
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  8. The Great Escape II

    CO2 alarm not getting power

    I believe his fuse is by the battery switch. On our 2005 240 the CO fuse is there.
  9. rjbergen

    CO2 alarm not getting power

    This. You have a 16 year old boat, if the CO monitors have never been replaced, you need to do that. As for power, if you pulled the monitor and checked the wire feeding it, you'll need to search for a fuse or circuit breaker. It will most likely be a fuse panel on a 2003 model boat. Check all around for a fuse panel and there may even be a secondary fuse panel somewhere.
  10. ppuriefoy

    Possible air intake valve ?

    I’m going to replace the IAC. I think it’s getting stuck because I’m not getting an alarm. Is it just coincidence that after it sits for 15-20 min it starts back up and runs like nothing ever happened? Also, why the heck does it happen after spending time at idle speed? I’m thinking about replacing the fuel filter also. After it won’t take throttle and I turn it off....the boat won’t start. I can hear the fuel pump turn on, and the boat turns over but it won’t start. It’s like it’s not getting fuel!
  11. Water Dawg 6

    Possible air intake valve ?

    PPuriefoy, definitely sounds like the IAC valve. Wingnut is right, it's better to buy a new one. I did clean up and older one and I keep it on the boat in case of an emergency on the water though.
  12. cyclops2

    Handheld VHF radio

    Fully test & operate the unit AT THE STORE. Good luck with a defective unit bought on the web sites. Do not let anyone try to B S you about NOT TESTING a unit. I do it every year with the local US Coast guard. You will not go to jail. Or be fined $ 600, million dollars. I say...…………….. This is NOT NOT a emergency !!!!!! It is a range test of a new VHF unit. I need the USCG station at Alexander Bay to answer me. Over."...………… Sometimes they are not able to answer right away. Do not panic. Call again a few minutes later. I do the range check ………….EVERY SPRING !!!!!!!!!!………….What good is a dead radio ? Some one will post . " You should NEVER call the US CG unless it is a EMERGENCY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Use any other channel !!!!!!!!!!!!! DUUUHHH If your radio does not work on the Coast Guard channel ? Is anyone else going to help you as fast ? Call the USCG every spring. Save yourself & passengers.
  13. Check ANY air filters for mold or dust build up from pollen. find out if there is even a filter in place. Some DIY people just toss filters & never replace them. Saves a lot of money ?
  14. Wingnut

    2005 210ssi trim sender testing

    I have replace many of these after winter lay-up, as a boat yard will pull a boat at seasons end, clean the bottom, and dry store it for winter. As the owner launches in the spring, no trim gauge, and the yard charges him again to lift the boat so that we can change out the sender. My belief is that the boat yard actually failed the sender by getting carried away with the pressure washer in the fall. They just don't like concentrated high pressure water. W
  15. Wingnut

    Overheating, losing coolant.

    If these are the pictures, I'm missing something... W
  16. I had a little water diverter I hung over the side so that my neighbor would not have to hear my condenser discharge water running overboard all night. I put a 17,000 BTU split system in my 30' Sundancer, which located the compressor in the engine space and had 2 zones evaporators. Whisper quiet, and you could store meat in the aft cabin. W
  17. Fathog02

    Handheld VHF radio

    Thanks guys!
  18. sump pump must be turned on to handle condensation.
  19. Iggy

    Handheld VHF radio

    Yep!
  20. Walk the dock and make sure it's spitting water....
  21. rjbergen

    Handheld VHF radio

    You should have a handheld VHF as a minimum. It’s an important safety device.
  22. Skidder

    Clarion CMD6 Not Very Load

    Thanks for the information. It’s heading there tomorrow
  23. Phillbo

    Lake Powell advice

    Fuel- only buy what you need at the marinas, it's EXPENSIVE (probably 4.50 a gallon) . Most likely they have a provision to top the tank off once they pick the boat up at the end of the day and just charge your card on file or deduct it from the security deposit.
  24. Fathog02

    Handheld VHF radio

    Thanks for the reply!
  25. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Clarion CMD6 Not Very Load

    This is where a able and reputable retailer comes in handy. They know what they sold you, know how its should be configured and tuned. This really doesnt mean anything, The 600/6 is only 75W rms to six 4 ohm speakers. And thats only when tuned with a volt meter, do you achieve the max rms. The 600/1 is only 600/1 to a 2 ohm woofer, and only 400W rms to a 4 ohm. Depending on the woofer, you may not get even close to that 400W. With that said, speaker placement can also effect over all volume at a given listening point. These two thing have nothing to do with each other. The amp mode setting has to do with how many RCA pairs you plan to connect to the amp, based on how many "zones you want to have. if you are playing sis speakers and only need one zone, as in having all speakers signaled by the same source, then 2 chnl is all thats needed. Best advice, get with your JL retailer. They should be able and willing to help you best configure the CMD6's 6 chnl RCAs and the amps.
  26. Phillbo

    Lake Powell advice

    From the website around the concierge service : "We are happy to launch and retrieve your rental boat. We charge a valet fee of $100 for this service. We will deliver your rental boat to either Stateline Launch Ramp or Antelope Point Launch Ramp. We will schedule you a time to show up for valet that morning and also for pick up that evening." Takes the Uhaul out of the equation Not trying to plan your trip but just trying to help and am bored as #$^% sitting in the Atlanta airport on a 3 hour delay grabbing some food and a beer or two...
  27. Phillbo

    Lake Powell advice

    Looks like they offer a concierge service which probably means they will launch it and put it in a transient slip for you... going to have a cost though. Should not be more than $100.00.
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