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  1. CaptScott

    Stumble on cold start after tune up...

    Not normally where I would start but seeing as this only began after you replaced the regulator and plugs (and you have eliminated plugs as the cause), check the fuel pressure at the rail. Sounds like you've already checked vacuum lines. Where are you located?
  2. CaptScott

    Stumble on cold start after tune up...

    Maybe a bad plug. Other things that come to mind are IAC or MAP. The MEFI ECU is an open loop system so nothing to “learn” from the potential increased fuel being delivered as a result of new reg. If you have access, hook it up to diacom or similar and do a power balance and take a look for anything out of the ordinary on MAP, IAC, injector pulse width, spark dwell to start. If not, try swapping/checking the plugs.
  3. CaptScott

    Replacement Carpet Kits

    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 https://www.snapincarpet.com/marine-weave.cfm If anyone wants it for their 256ssi let me know, but be ware it gets hot in the sun.
  4. CaptScott

    Width 256 Ssi Tower

    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. http://www.jaykaymfg.com/01.htm
  5. CaptScott

    Towing w/256 SSI

    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.
  6. CaptScott

    Towing w/256 SSI

  7. CaptScott

    Towing w/256 SSI

    99.9% sure you do. It just looks different than what you may be used to. See circled here in red.
  8. CaptScott

    256ssi questions

    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).
  9. CaptScott

    Lower Unit Oil

    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.
  10. CaptScott

    What's under my boat!

    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.
  11. CaptScott

    What's under my boat!

    What boat, year and engine?
  12. CaptScott

    Tip: Volvo Duo-Prop Rubber Ring for Drain Plug

    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!
  13. CaptScott

    Leaking boat

    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. http://forums.iboats.com/forum/engine-repair-and-maintenance/volvo-penta-i-o-inboard-gas-engines-outdrives/656846-sx-mhp-steering-arm-removal-stuck-need-help
  14. CaptScott

    Towing Etiquette

    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?
  15. CaptScott

    Toasted an ECU

    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.