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  1. jdsdls05

    Stainless Manifolds and tubes

    I know its a expensive upgrade over the Volvo brand if I go with Stainless, I am average about 5-6 years on the cast iron so other then the slight performance gain, I don't think the stainless will be worth the extra price. Also like all 256 I have 11" riser on mine to avoid water back up the tubes. I already over spent my budget this year when I had to pull the motor to replace the starter and of coarse all the extras while it was out.
  2. jdsdls05

    Stainless Manifolds and tubes

    No Money matters but Stainless Marine makes a set and I know a lot of performance boaters use them I think they are actually have an aluminum jacket. from the website. Big Block Exhaust Manifolds Risers / Tailpipes Our Marine Engine Parts-Big Block Exhaust Manifolds Systems feature state of the art design with single wall internal casting that is enclosed in a press formed aluminum jacket creating a fully water cooled manifold. A highly polished stainless steel risers comes standard as well as bolts, gaskets and fittings
  3. jdsdls05

    Stainless Manifolds and tubes

    Just wondering if anyone has switched, on my list for the winter is new manifolds the saltwater has taken its toll. I know they cost more but just wondering about performance gain and longevity? Motor is an 8.1 Volvo Penta
  4. jdsdls05

    Ignition switch

    We would like to help but the more info you give the better off you will be. What year how old still under warranty?? The simple solution would be to replace the switch, however let me warn you it also could be the starter it sits at the bottom of the bilge and if you are in salt water it most likely the years have taken it toll on it. Also could be the neutral safety switch.
  5. jdsdls05

    Engine Removal Proceedure

    They just had to pull my motor this summer to replace the starter, bolts would not budge. The 256 is one heavy hatch also while it was out we cleaned and repainted the pan, changed the drive coupler, and also the flywheel plate was all rusted as well. Checked all the hoses. I agree a long block is the best way to go if you want to replace unless you have a very TRUST WORTH MECHANIC. Also a quart of hour is not great, but really a lot cheaper then rebuilding if you motor is still strong. Not sure how many hours you boat a year but or if you have a lot of cash burning a hole in you pocket just look at the big picture.
  6. jdsdls05

    How to Anchor and Sleep Safely

    Battery switch in off if no power is needed, bilge pump is a direct wire so it always has power. Battery 1 is the main battery for starting, and battery 2 is set up for anchoring and using radio and so forth. When in positon 2 battery one should stay fully charged so you can re start. In you are in a cove the only movement at anchor should be from the tide or current if on a river. You want to make sure you anchor so that you boat will have a 360 swing around the anchor and not hit anything.
  7. jdsdls05

    ChapaRobalo 300 OSX New Model Announced

    I would love to see a larger twin outboard suncoast or ssx series
  8. jdsdls05

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Once you load that boat up with gear and friends you will be very happy you went the extra 50 hp
  9. jdsdls05

    Larger Suncoast

    Yeah that's under the Robalo line I think the 287 or 302 would be great with 300 outboards..
  10. jdsdls05

    Larger Suncoast

    Just wondering any talk of a 28 to 32 Suncoast with twin outboards?
  11. jdsdls05

    A Shout Out to Twin City Marine in Rhode Island

    I have heard that about them.
  12. jdsdls05

    2001 220 ssi GAS GAUGE NOT WORKING

    Easy way to check is go get more gas if its full no theft around, then look behind panel and see if gauge is still wired up could have come loose, then check connection at tank if you can get at it.
  13. jdsdls05

    05 ssi 190 heat alarm

    A little more info needed what make and model Is it a constant beep ?
  14. jdsdls05

    Oil Pan Paint Volvo

    Ok so I had a bad starter could not get bolts out, so Motor is pulled, a lot of the red paint comes off in my hands, Pan is oxidized but no pitting so I want to repaint what are your thought? Anybody ever undercoat I am worried it will keep the oil heat in. Also while its out will be replacing coupler. Salt water and Air are not a great combination................
  15. jdsdls05

    Temperature alarm

    Most likely not. What make and model. When was the last time you had an impeller change? If its salt water the manifolds can be rusted inside.