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About Powerfader

  • Birthday 06/25/1954

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    Cape Coral, FL
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  1. Get this, the marina was sold and is now under new ownership. I'm afraid my quest for justice just took a mighty set back. But I did run into the service manager at a dockside bar. Guess what he docked at the bar, a brand new 38' Cigarette with all the extras. At least I know that some of my money went to good use. He could have just wasted it on women and drugs.
  2. I called Carter and Volvo Penta for information as to date of manufacture of my fuel pump: they could tell me. Her are the numbers on my pump; Carter P61639S 21608511 SAE J1171 Marine 16A08B (don't know whether the number is a zero, or the letter O) I am trying to ascertain the date of manufacture of the pump so I can nail these lying thieves! Thanks,
  3. Thanks for the info. My mechanic is coming out today and am going to ask him if can verify some of these parts. If I can prove he swindled me, then we go to court.
  4. Can anyone tell me if parts put on an engine will have some sort of identifying serial number and if so where are they located, for a Volvo' penta fuel pump, starter, computer. I am trying to gather evidence to sue the marina that cheated me on their repair services.
  5. Okay guys, here's the update. The mechanic told me I had a worn out connector (Deutsch ?) on the fuel pump. This caused the high pressure pump to not work properly. He said this could cause the backfiring I experienced. He said that I could start and idle fine, but when I start to power up it could lose its connection and start to backfire. He also denoted a damaged IAC. He said whomever installed it crushed it with a pair of pliers. So he is ordering the connector part and the IAC. He said it is a 15-20 minute job. I asked about the fuel pump's condition. He said it was old, working good. I t
  6. Thanks Wingnut. I will have the new mechanic check that out in the a.m.
  7. I live in SW Florida (Cape Coral). I am new to boating and bought this boat understanding that I may have to put some money into it. This marina charged almost $4,000. the first time around (3-1-16) and it seemed to run fine. But it ran okay before that, too. During that repair job they supposedly replaced the fuel pump and camshaft sensor. The pump I think they did, because it is where I can see it. The camshaft sensor? They told me this last time that the camshaft sensor appeared on code, but did not address that. Also, during the first repair I had the gas polished and certified (they contr
  8. I have a a marine mobile mechanic coming out Monday the 28th. Hopefully, he can fix it cheap! I will post the results.
  9. This is the Part No# VP 3858975, but when I took a look at what is actually there it looks totally different. The top is flat with the plug wires coming out from the side. It's grey in color. The marina I had do the work seems to be corrupt. I originally took it in to have a temp sensor and bilge pump replaced, but when I got it home the bilge and the temp gauge didn't work. I took out the backseat to inspect the bilge pump. I found that they did not even replace the old, it was yellowed with age. They didn't bother cleaning out the bilge area and all the wiring was just laying in the wat
  10. I have a 2005 Chaparral SSI 210 Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi-e 270 horse. I took the boat out the other day. It seemed to start up fine and idled properly. I motored out of the canal and into the channel of the river. I powered up and got on plane when suddenly it started to backfire and lose power. Eventually it stalled and now will not start. it cranks, but it will not turn over. I need help! Thanks in advance. Things I have done within the late 6 -8 months: 1. Change oil, filter, and gear lube. 2. New serpentine belt. 3. New fuel pump. 4. New felt pressure regulat
  11. Hi guys, Looking for some advice. I need to know about ho long I should flush an engine when I am done for the day. I have a 2005 Chaparrals 210 Ssi, Volvo-Penta 270 hp, V6, I/O, with a Volvo-Penta stern drive. When I dock at my condo I do not have access to a lift. So the boat will stay in the water for a few days at a time unt6il I take it back to my marina to have it pulled and racked. They flush it at the marina, but I want to know how long should I flush when at home and it will be in the water. I have an easy connect just above my swim platform and it looks as though it connects straight
  12. I am renting a condo on a canal in Cape Coral, FL that has a boat slip, but no lift. I want to dock my boat at my condo and need info for how long I can safely let the boat sit in the water before trouble starts to appear. The canal has direct access the river, which in turn leads to the Gulf. I am assuming the canal water is brackish, but I have seen rays and dolphins in the canal. I have access to a lift so I can lift the boat out of the water on occasion. So the question is; How long can I leave y boat in the water before all the nasty stuff starts to appear? Thanks Btw...
  13. Ok, I f I leave it in the water I will get a pressure gauge. If I do dock it in my wet slip, I will pull it a couple of times a month to clean. What I most likely will do is take it to another marina or see if somebody local will rent me their slip w/lift. Thanks everybody for all you time and information.
  14. I really do appreciate the info and your time, thanks again.
  15. I am at present looking into another location, or I may drop the bucks and install a lift at my condo dock. I was more or less just thinking temporarily, no more than a few months. Yes, I am aware of the sea creature growth down here (I'm the one who scrapped the boat when I bought it). I don't know how long I can have it sit in the water before issues become apparent. Also trying to find someone locally to rent their lift. I really don't want to bottom paint, unless I have to.The next marina I would go to is further away from my condo and the gulf. I think my flush system will work. It
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