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  1. Chap243

    Lake Powell Anchoring Question

    Not at Powell, but when we houseboat on Dale Hollow, we always tie the smaller boats alongside the rear sides of the houseboat.
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    Drive Position

    I understand. I was referring to flushing the engine while running engine with the drive up.
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    Drive Position

    When the trim is up you are putting excess strain on the U joints of the drive. Even with the drive in neutral the drive is still under torque when the engine is running. Always run in down position if possible.
  4. Chap243

    Fuel Pump Replacement - DIY or Mechanic

    The pumps are an easy DIY and can even be cleaned out and restored if screen clogging is the issue. As preventative maintenance, a couple years ago, I took mine apart and stripped the interior painting, cleaned out the cooling jackets and re-assembled as an off season project. It has ran great since. Do check to see that you are getting proper cooling water flow through it, especially in salt water. I`ve read that there are even aftermarket/rebuilt pumps available for half price on ebay these days.
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    I read that the 1.78 gear ratio would work on the 8.1. You were told differently?
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    Chaparral sunesta engine removal

    I`m no boat mechanic but I would say pull it. Because of space restrictions, I cant imagine doing a job like that with the engine sitting in the boat. Also might be a good time to do any other engine upgrades or maintenance that could be needed.
  7. I had a similar issue of over cooling with my last boat. It turned out to be a clog in the thermostat housing`s bypass channel by a piece of impeller rubber. Any chance the same channel is clogged?
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    New guy, dumb question?

    What kind of performance are you seeing? speed and RPM`s?
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    I get a rumble at idle speed. Like you I`ve had mine apart and found no related issues. Once increased RPM`s are applied it goes away. Just an idiosyncrasy of the drive, I guess.
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    Yep, I`ve got the DPS-A.
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    I thought the only difference between the A and B version was the helical cut of the prop shaft splines.
  12. Chap243

    Underwater anode changing

    Boatzinc.com is where I usually get mine. Once you get there, look under sterndrives and Volvo SX/DPS and you will find them. They run about $35.
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    Underwater anode changing

    The drive will have two. One underneath the transom plate and the other on the exhaust "beaver tail". The exhaust would be fairly easy to access, the one at the bottom of the transom, down by the drain plug is a little harder to get to. Make sure you have the right anode material for the salt water.
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    small electric current in props

    Disconnect the shore power and see if you still feel the tingle. That will let you know if it is in the DC or AC systems.
  15. Chap243

    Single Point Drain System Leak

    Volvo or Merc?