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  1. Ours is from snapincarpet (no s). The process was easy and the product looks great BUT it does get hot as #$^%. Now that younger kids are on the boat I am thinking I will have to get something else in the near future. Pretty frustrating. It is only a year old. The product is Sea Grass #11 If anyone wants it for their 256ssi let me know, but be ware it gets hot in the sun.
  2. I would try the OEM. Pretty sure it is Jay & Kay Manufacturing If they don't get you an answer, I can measure for you in a few weeks.
  3. Fair enough. I was addressing the OP's post stating there is "no transom hook" and that the only place to tow from were the trailer tie downs. While it may not be perfect, using the tow eye that is circled in red is certainly preferable to using trailer tie downs on a 256ssi unless I am missing something.
  4. 99.9% sure you do. It just looks different than what you may be used to. See circled here in red.
  5. Agree 110% with this. Did mine after reports from WingNut and Toddler. I also have the 12x12 edge-mounts. Different boat. Stopped porpoising and pops up a bit quicker. Can stay on plane at lower speeds. Rarely have this many people, but will easily jump on plane with 10 people on board (Volvo 8.1 GXi).
  6. I agree with Wingnut and would personally never use anything other than Volvo as I can get it on Amazon Prime for pretty cheap. That being said, a little bird told me that Amsoil manufactures the VP 75w-90 and my guess it is exactly the same as the one you have linked to.
  7. What engines? This will dictate how you get engine data to a networked MFD. Good luck and make sure to get a hull and engine/drive survey.
  8. What boat, year and engine?
  9. Interesting that the one they were using seemed to have a correct part #. What is the part number of the "correct" rings that you are now using? Thanks!
  10. Any chance you have the SX-MHP housing? Look below for some background. This happened to me. Let me know if you have the MHP housing and if so, I'll walk you through my saga.
  11. Rarely comment on posts like this but just to be sure, you're kiding about having your wife and son hold the tow line right?
  12. Amen. Not looking to burn through ECUs. Given the reliability of the MEFI4 and low failure rate I'm pretty sure there was external causation. Spent about 8 hrs testing and retesting the harness and sensors. Had a buddy bring his oscilloscope. Ended up replacing relays, MAP and TPS just to please the gods even though they tested fine. Maybe I'll swap the IAC as well.
  13. Maybe. I would argue the 8.1 stuffed in the 256 is pretty tight fore and aft but I have not been on a 183. Anyhow, what does that have to do with removing the drive? Didn't mention how hard it was hit and that he planned to have it realigned anyway, only that : Not trying to argue the course of action, just saying the drive does not need to be pulled on an SX or a DPS to replace the shift cable. That is a fact.
  14. Just as an FYI. While unlikely, it can happen. Setup 2005 Volvo Penta 8.1 GXI-JF MEFI4 ECU Symptoms Rough Idle Would fuel-foul new plugs within 30 minutes of run time Tons of unburnt fuel through exhaust Initial Diagnostic Actions Taken Fuel Pressure at rail- Good Fuel pressure at LP pump- Good Vacuum- Low about 12 in/hg MAP, TPS, CPS, ECT sensors all good through testing with DMM Additional Diagnostic Actions Taken Hooked up to Diacom, code 81 present, 5v Reference Malfunction ECU voltage was B+ plus 5v Injector pulse width at warm idle was about 5.1 m/s No other codes present Sent ECU to OBDII Diagnostics, confirmed unit failure Checked entire harness and sensors using factory EFI diagnostics manual, nothing found Replaced with new ECU, all fixed.