JohnnyV

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  1. Sold my 04 265 SSi, big block, now I'm looking for an 07 newer Signature 31, prices are all over the map, I'd prefer Merc over Volvo, V8 only no 6 cyl. Anybody know of any , fresh water & before they go into winter storage? Thanks
  2. I should clarify , I'm speaking of the lower units All engines Volvo or Merc are General Motors ( GM )
  3. I'm Looking at used Fresh Water Signatures and everyone has had twin Volvo's and everyone looks like @#$%@#, peeling paint, corrosion and generally look like crap, While the boat it self is immaculate I've had Merc's 10 years old look almost like new What's up with the Volvo's I thought they were the premier out drive? Why no Bravo 3's on the Signatures ?
  4. Thank you all for your input How do I identify the XDP drive, is there a year (s) that were were most common Anybody prefer Merc Brovo 3's over Volvo ?
  5. Just sold my 04, 265 SSI, Big Block Now looking for either a 2005 or newer 29 or 31 Signature Any opinions out there on which is a better boat ? I saw a really nice 04, 29 with 250 hours, I wish it was newer Should I spend the extra for a 31 ? I appreciate your input Thanks
  6. 320 hours on my 04, 496 Just replaced the IAC this week, only issue so far.
  7. IAC it is, I know I could have replaced it my self but the boat was at the marina & I had them check it out. They said they noticed right away the IAC was cooked, after I told them waht to look for. they hooked to their computer and the code agreed, bad IAC New one installed $ 140.00 for the part $100.00 labor --- ouch but they claim its all fixed We'll find out this weekend Thanks for all of your input & help John
  8. That sounds like it , But the engine still runs fine @ idle Thanks
  9. Merc. What is the IAC ?
  10. Thanks Wingnut, After I go back to the dock, I did check, there is water flowing out of the exhaust. Any idea why the alarm is still beeping ?
  11. 2004, 265 SSI, 496, closed cooling, 325 hours, 2nd owner, 3 rd season Spent most of the day on the water, floating or slow crusing 30 mph max for short time In a no wake zone, 1000 rpm for 20 min, 2 beep overheat alarm, kill the engine immediately, open engine hatch see & smell smoke, rubber burining. belt is new & was barely warm, alternator very warm but I think thats normal, I removed the belt, every pully turned easily with no restriction, including alternator. Except the raw water pump.which has a fair amount resistance, I think thats normal. I replaced the belt restarted the engine, let it idle, no smoke, no signs of overheat, but the 2 - beep alarm continued every 60 seconds. The temp gauge was at or below 160 max. I'm guessing, I picked up a plastic bag or ? on the lower unit, stopping or restricting raw water flow, The impeller ( rubber ) with no water got hot -producing the smoke & smell. When I stopped the bag fell off -- ? I motored ( idle ) back to the slip 15 min, with no issue, other than the 2 - beep alarm every 60 seconds. I'm having the impeller replaced. Any ideas or similar experiences ? Thanks JV
  12. 2004, 265 SSI, 496, closed cooling, 325 hours, 2nd owner, 3 rd season Spent most of the day on the water, floating or slow crusing 30 mph max for short time In a no wake zone, 1000 rpm for 20 min, 2 beep overheat alarm, kill the engine immediately, open engine hatch see & smell smoke, rubber burining. belt is new & was barely warm, alternator very warm but I think thats normal, I removed the belt, every pully turned easily with no restriction, including alternator. Except the raw water pump.which has a fair amount resistance, I think thats normal. I replaced the belt restarted the engine, let it idle, no smoke, no signs of overheat, but the 2 - beep alarm continued every 60 seconds. The temp gauge was at or below 160 max. I'm guessing, I picked up a plastic bag or ? on the lower unit, stopping or restricting raw water flow, The impeller ( rubber ) with no water got hot -producing the smoke & smell. When I stopped the bag fell off -- ? I motored ( idle ) back to the slip 15 min, with no issue, other than the 2 - beep alarm every 60 seconds. I'm having the impeller replaced. Any ideas or similar experiences ? Thanks JV
  13. It turns out it was a bad battery. Charger output OK, Battery voltage would drop off immediately after disconnecting charger, a couple of dry cells. All is well. Thank you,
  14. I spelled "sulfur" wrong
  15. Has anybody experienced issues with the inverter battery chargers over charging batteries and creating a sulpur odor , or is it more likley I have a bad battery?