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  1. 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.
  2. jdsdls05

    05 ssi 190 heat alarm

    A little more info needed what make and model Is it a constant beep ?
  3. 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................
  4. 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.
  5. jdsdls05

    Newbie needs help

    it would help all if we new motor EFI or Carb, A couple of easy checks Fuel water separator should be replaced every season, EFI pumps run a few seconds before the motor turns over to prime not all the time. Yes out on the water I assume your switch should be in boat batteries
  6. jdsdls05

    8.1 starter replacement

    Yeah so we all are on the same track thanks for the spare bolt trick. And then sometimes like this one I say let the marina do it and I will find another way to save money.
  7. jdsdls05

    8.1 starter replacement

    I think my starter cooked smoke and brunt smell and now nothing Lately it would turn once and then wait a few seconds to kicking and start the boat. I know the batteries are good. How hard to be upside down and pull it out? Crap suppsod tob e 90 all week I hate working in the bildge.
  8. jdsdls05

    Boat starting trouble

    I think the crack lets in air and you lose pressure
  9. The old saying Start Low you can always go up in price
  10. jdsdls05

    Intermittent sputtering, then conking out

    Since its a used boat and you don't know the history, I would start with the easy items, plugs, filters, cap and rotor, air cleaner remove and wash with carb cleaner. Also check where the main harness plus into the engine make sure its in tight it should have a hose clamp on it as well to keep it from moving. How old was the fuel? It its a Carb motor could be gummed up as well. Also a BOAT US or towboat membership is a safe piece of mind to have. Just keep plenty of refreshment's on board for waiting. Boating is a sickness or love we all have. Good Luck
  11. jdsdls05

    Thru Hull Exhaust Water Leak...help pls

    Remove the exhaust make sure any exposed hull is sealed with resin. Then a double bead of 3M caulk on the exhaust flange, maybe even make a stainless 1" wide plate to go from bolt to bolt to use on the inside instead of those washers. 3M makes some great above water and below sealants. If you don't want to remove the flange clean out the old caulk best you can and lay a new bead, but I would not bet on that working water has a way of going where it wants.
  12. jdsdls05

    Volvo Penta ground wire clips

    Thanks that makes sense.
  13. jdsdls05

    Volvo Penta ground wire clips

    Ok under my Volvo penta drive I have two clips hanging what to they attach to. NOt sure if my image will post. https://ibb.co/jGuA58 No holes in the tabs but a bend end like they clip to something, Yes I know my zinc is missing I am switching out because will be in fresh water this season.
  14. jdsdls05

    Should I install Trim tabs?

    I installed them on my 256 what a difference do it
  15. jdsdls05

    05 285 SSI - intermittent overheat

    Also if you have a fresh water flush valve check at the Tee it operates on a spring check and make sure its working.