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  1. Foy

    Kohler Generator Questions

    Yes like mpm330 says. It a smart system. Keep the water strainer to the pump clean an you will love this generator.
  2. Foy

    Kohler Generator Questions

    I have one in my Signature 290. Factory told me they run 200 degrees An love it. Water discharge is like mine. Factory said it’s not a solid stream. Keep a good radiator cap on an the recovery tank at the proper level. You don’t want the cooling water antifreeze side to get on air because it’s a mess getting the air out. I know because when i bought my boat all the antifreeze was out.
  3. I have a signature 290. V6 vortex MPI. Bad $^& vapor lock in hot weather. Good gas. Idle 5/6 min before shut down no good. Vapor locks. So I installed a electric fuel pump 4 to 7 lbs pressure in the line coming out of the tank to the engine. Sorta like a boost pump. Wired to the key switch. I let this pump run about 20 seconds before trying to start the engine. Knock on wood no vapor lock so far. Bought another electric pump set up for the port engine tonight. Will install next week. Will it solve my vapor lock problem? So far so good but I got to keep trying something cause nothing else helps except opening the engines hatch an waiting an hour or better.
  4. Foy

    Merc 350 mag Surging/Popping @2800/3000 rpms

    Mine did this. Bad bearing in the distributor an the gear on the bottom of the distributor wore real quick. Just take the cap off an make sure you don’t have a lot of up an down play or counter an clockwise play. The housing are plastic crap an cheap bearings
  5. Foy

    Cooler recommendations

    Yes
  6. Foy

    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    Are you buying this boat to enjoy riding an boating or are you going to buy it an spend many hours working on it. Me. I would pass this one up.. yes it can be fixed without pulling the engines but lots of work. Keep looking if you want a boat to ride in.
  7. Foy

    2004 Chap Signature 290 vapor Locks

    Thanks for the info Ran-Man.
  8. Foy

    Cooler recommendations

    I spent the Money an bought an ARB 37 quart refrigerator/freezer. Runs on 12/24 or 110v. It will get your drinks cold fast an plenty of room cause you don’t need ICE. Love mine.
  9. Foy

    2004 Chap Signature 290 vapor Locks

    Thanks Wingnut. Foywright@att.net
  10. Any one have a 2004. (2of them) 4.3 vortex MPI that vapor Locks. Engines run perfect. New 160 degree thermostats. But when you shut them down an 20 minuets later they try to start they idle bad for about 10 seconds an quit. Throttle makes no change. When they cool off they start/run fine. Seem heat related in the engine compartment but it is very inconvenient. Rather it’s terrible.
  11. Foy

    2004 chaperrel 290 engine bogs bad

    Just got back to the forum. The temp on both engines run 175 degrees. That is on the gauges. I will use a infrared temp reader the next time I go out an let you know. So glad my boat is now running great.
  12. Foy

    2004 chaperrel 290 engine bogs bad

    The new distributor has the same manufacturer numbers as what is installed in both engines. The replacement i bought came with a cap an rotor.. But I installed the Mercrusier cap an rotor i had previously bought from a marine dealer. I checked the other engines distributor an it has NO wobble in the shaft, no up an down play or counter or clockwise play. I don’t know why this distributor did this. Guess plastic parts they use now... oh well. Also one of the clues that help me find this was the flat metal part in thr middle of the rotor was bent all the way down to the plastic rotor itself. I really hope no one else has this problem. Thanks.
  13. Foy

    2004 chaperrel 290 engine bogs bad

    Ok i am back. Sorry for the confusion. I actually found what was the problem Sunday afternoon. I hoped. About an hour ago I got the cheap $^& built part installed an started this engine up. It runs great now. All along it was the distributor. Chevrolet uses a plastic distributor housing. Not just the cap but the whole housing is plastic. The bearings were failing inside the plastic distributor an caused the teeth on the distributor gear to ware to the point that the rotor had lots of play counterclockwise an clockwise, as well as up an down an side to side play. Put a new one in an problem solved. Thank goodness. Now for the rest of the story .. Mercury wants $700.00 + for this distributor. Well NAPA has the same one same part number an all for $124.00. I worked a long time trying to find what was wrong with this engine an just am so happy it fixed. On the other engine sitting besides this one the rotor in the distributor has no play an works fine .. i am so happy now. Any way you can hardly get to the distributor cause it is on the rear of the engine an the way Chaperrel designed this boat it’s #$^% to get to. Thanks for all the help. r
  14. Foy

    2004 chaperrel 290 engine bogs bad

    Ok. Any one wants to know what was wrong with this engine in this boat. When a mercury dealer hook to computer to it. No faults. Every thing fine. But now i found the problem.. wasn’t a big one but a catastrophe could have occurred if it was ran much more. ANYONE WANT TO KNOW?
  15. Foy

    2004 chaperrel 290 engine bogs bad

    Going to get it diagnosed next week. A guy with the program an laptop promised he come an do it. 10 mile drive for him an I showed him 2 $100.00 bill that be his if he just come an let’s hook it up an see what it reads. There is no mariners or repair shop close with equipment to check this an I hated to pull this big boat 300 miles or better.
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