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    In need of good oil " change " pumper thing.

    Mighty vac..best choice.
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    2 questions re: 2008 signature 290

    Hi all, I hope I'm posting these questions in the proper section. Proud owner of 08 Signature 290. I usually have water pooled the storage compartment (located above swim platform). Does anybody else have this problem? Is this common? Does it leak in from rain? Also, the stereo remote mounted on the rear of my boat has stopped working. Does anybody know where I can find a replacement? I checked online with Clarion but they don't seem to have the exact one. Theirs are all round..mine is square. Thanks in advance, Chris
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    Moisture in guages

    Hi all, I'm pretty new to boating (last year) and am the proud owner of a 2008 signature 290. I've learned A LOT about it so far and will continue to do so. The other day I noticed a bit of fogging/moisture in a couple of guages. And I noticed the whole dash can be unscrewed and removed. Does anyone know if I can open up the gauges, wipe them dry then reseal them with caulking? Thanks in advance, Chris
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    voltage sensitive relay module...please help

    Ok thanks Richard, just so I understand correctly...when I had the shore power plugged in yesterday, the fault light should NOT have been on...unless something else besides the drained batteries is wrong?
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    voltage sensitive relay module...please help

    Richard, Yes the galvanic isolator light showed fault while plugged into shore power. I suspect that my c/o detectors may have drained the batteries. Is the galvanic fault light directly related to drained batteries?
  6. Hi all, I have a 2008 signature 290. Its been in storage for about 2 weeks, during which time ive been winterizing it. When i went to work on it today and turned on the house battery switch, the VSR lights came on. The left side was a constant red and the right one flashed a few times then went out. Also, the main panel in the cabin said fault. Its been working great til now. There are three new interstate batteries in the boat as well. Does anyone know why it would suddenly do that, and how i can fix it? Thanks Chris
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    4.3gxi-j drain plugs

    Not a closed system
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    Service manuals

    Hey all, Can anyone recommend where to purchase a good service manual for 2008 volvo gxi-j as well as dps-a outdrive? I tried volvo but they dont sell them. And I've heard senoc aren't great. Thanks
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    4.3gxi-j drain plugs

    Hey all, Doing my first winterizing on twin gxi's. I located 4 drain plugs on starboard engine and 3 on port side (+ a hose from hot water tank in place of 4th plug). Anyone know if there are any others? Also does anyone know where I can get a factory service manual specifically for '08 gxi-j's? I phoned volvo but they dont have them. Thanks Chris
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    Winterizing volvo 4.3gxi-j

    Yes sorry I meant heat exchangers, not rads. I found my answer today..I am able to flush antifreeze thru the flush nozzles and allow the motors to reach operating temp with coolant so the thermostats open. The antifreeze goes through the pump so it will reach everywhere in the motors. Thanks guys for your input.
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    Winterizing volvo 4.3gxi-j

    Hi Iggy, its an open system. No rads.
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    Winterizing volvo 4.3gxi-j

    Hey all, I purchased my first boat this past Aug, a 2008 290 signature with twin volvo 4.3gxi-j. I had never winterized a boat before today, and a friend (who used to be a marine mechanic) came to help. He proceeded to remove all the intake hoses etc and pour anti freeze through them until it came out the other end of their respective drains. In theory after all this has been done, the engines should be empty of water correct? Will water still remain in the thermostats or should they have drained when we pulled off the intake hoses? Secondly, could I have just pumped antifreeze through the flushing system equipped on the engines? If so, should I still do that? And if so, do I run the engines to circulate the antifreeze? Thanks in advance, Chris
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    Winterizing volvo 4.3gxi-j

    Hey all, I purchased my first boat this past Aug, a 2008 290 signature with twin volvo 4.3gxi-j. I had never winterized a boat before today, and a friend (who used to be a marine mechanic) came to help. He proceeded to remove all the intake hoses etc and pour anti freeze through them until it came out the other end of their respective drains. In theory after all this has been done, the engines should be empty of water correct? Will water still remain in the thermostats or should they have drained when we pulled off the intake hoses? Secondly, could I have just pumped antifreeze through the flushing system equipped on the engines? If so, should I still do that? And if so, do I run the engines to circulate the antifreeze? Thanks in advance, Chris
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    Winterizing volvo 4.3gxi-j

    Hey all, I purchased my first boat this past Aug, a 2008 290 signature with twin volvo 4.3gxi-j. I had never winterized a boat before today, and a friend (who used to be a marine mechanic) came to help. He proceeded to remove all the intake hoses etc and pour anti freeze through them until it came out the other end of their respective drains. In theory after all this has been done, the engines should be empty of water correct? Will water still remain in the thermostats or should they have drained when we pulled off the intake hoses? Secondly, could I have just pumped antifreeze through the flushing system equipped on the engines? If so, should I still do that? And if so, do I run the engines to circulate the antifreeze? Thanks in advance, Chris
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