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Ran-Man

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  • Birthday 03/31/1968

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  1. Ran-Man

    Serpentine belt

    Hit it with a wire brush then clean it with CRC
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    Serpentine belt

    Rust on the pulleys can cause the dust/flaking.
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    It has coil packs. It's a 2011 VP 8.1 GIC-Q 400
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    The # 5 plug wasn't bad at all, a little dark, I would say almost normal . The #6 cleary had a good amount of carbon on it. Cylinders 1&2 7&8 ... also had some misfires also, but not as many and the plugs looked good. The marina told me that the guy that bought it new used the boat for the first couple of years and let it set the next few years. They said that they winterized it every year and started it every so often for the guy and let it idle. I just wonder if all of that idling could have fouled these plugs. The wires will be here on Thursday, I'm going to install them Friday morning and take her for a run and get it re scanned when I get back to the slip. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the info.
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    Thanks, Will do.
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    Hey Curt, Thanks for the great info. I just ordered plug wires, Volvo part number 3861295, should be here Friday. You don't think the Sea Foam could hurt the Cats in any way do you? I read somewhere that some additives can damage them. Thanks again, Randy
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    I do have the EVC, it's the digital info screen built into the tach, it gives all of the info you just mentioned. The model of the engine is 8.1 GIC-Q and there are two different numbers, not sure which one is the serial. Here they are 40869304 and A164979. This engine is multi port, not throttle body.
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    It's happened maybe 4 times since 58.There's a yellow engine symbol on the dash that lights up and sounds two beeps at a time. When this happens the rpm 's drop down to 2800.The manual says it's an emissions fault.I replaced the plugs tonight and found # 5 was starting to get black and #6 was black,all others were tan in color. Started engine and didn't notice any miss after plug change, it idled steady at 600 rpm. Once I get out and up on plane I should know if this corrects the problem. I post the results. What is EVC?
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    Cat Damaging Misfire

    I just had my engine scanned for fault codes. I keep getting an alarm that my manual is telling me that this an emissions fault. The code reader is telling us that there was 2 cat damaging misfires on cylinders 5& 6 a while back. The mechanic at the marina told me to try new plugs before I do anything else, it runs a little rough when you first start it up. The boat sat for 6 years before I bought, it only had 58 hours on it when I bought it and there were no codes on it then, it only has 100 hrs on it now. Does anyone here have any experience on these catalyzed engines that could give me some insight as to what might be going on? I would love to get rid of these catalyzed manifolds and convert the system to a regular exhaust system.
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    High temp exhaust warning

    Do you have the catalytic converters in your exhaust?
  11. I replaced the manifolds on a 454 mag years ago. It wasn't too bad but the manifolds as you already know are stupid heavy. I removed the two center bolts first and screwed in two 3/8" x 12" all thread. Once the rest of the remaining bolts are removed just slide the manifolds and off the manifold. These all threads made the job super easy.
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    Late Model Signature Cabin door

    Not sure if there's rollers in the track or not. My 270 has kind of a slick cushion rubber strip in the bottom that it rides on and what looks like maybe teflon in the top track. It gets a little hard to move when it's really hot outside. I clean both of my tracks with silicone spray and that seems to work well.
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    Fuel relay (4.3 Volvo Penta 2010 215 SSI Cuddy)

    No, the newer 270 is 27' LOA with 8' 6" beam. So with that being said, your boat is almost 2' longer than the 270.Your boat also has a 9' beam.Your top speed isn't bad for that size boat . I'm pretty sure this is the major difference between the 2 boats as far too speed numbers go..I think the length of your boat is the perfect length, I would love to have another 2 feet. Do you have any pics of your boat you can post?
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    Fuel relay (4.3 Volvo Penta 2010 215 SSI Cuddy)

    It has the V-berth that converts to a dining area. What is the LOA of a 276?
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    Fuel relay (4.3 Volvo Penta 2010 215 SSI Cuddy)

    Thank you! I believe the specs say it's 6900lbs dry. I love the power and top speed. I was able to get to 51 on my gps, not quite sure if I had her pinned and trimmed all the way or not. Once I got that speed I backed off,she was still in the break in period at 58 hours.Which 8.1 do you have?
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