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  1. I can move the wheel a lot both directions before the outdrive moves
  2. My 2006 Chaparral 246 SSI I just bought has a lot of play in the steering wheel. Would replacing the steering wheel fix this or is there another part that causes the play ?
  3. Well, my issue turned out to be the corsa exhaust actuator arm brackets when it is off. I can grab them and the noise stops. Im wondering if there might have been a rubber grommet there at one time and it melted off. Not sure how to fix this since i can hear them both rattling when the engine hatch closed. Cant remove these and fix them
  4. OK, thanks. Hopefully that is my issue and not a exhaust gasket leaking.
  5. Hmmm, I wonder if that is my issue. It sounds like a rattle but I couldn't run it enough since there was no gas in the boat for test drive. I'm going to check that this weekend running on the muffs. Are you able to grab the arm to make it quit making noise to verify that is the noise ?
  6. I’m just curious, but my boat has the silent choice exhaust. Since the stock exhaust flapper is after the silent choice, technically the noise should stop when I flip the switch and the exhaust goes out the side instead of rear ?
  7. Wow, thanks, can’t ask for a better reply then that. Now I need to determine what is causing the noise and where. It sounds like something loose, not a steady sound like gasket leak. I’ll use my mechanic stethoscope and try to nail it down.
  8. Just purchased a 2006 chaparral 246 with a mercury 6.2. Upon the test drive while we were headed out of cove I opened engine hatch and heard a slight tick noise from one riser area. Didn’t sound like a knock or exhaust leak. One of the guys with us said that was a Exhaust flapper valve and mercury motors always have issues with these. He said it’s a very easy fix. I looked at a riser diagram and I don’t see this part. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a parts guide on this motor ?
  9. Ok, thank you
  10. Hello, new here. Just purchased a 2006 Chap 246 ssi and while winterizing, I ran the fresh water tank dry. I added RV antifreeze to cycle threw it and can’t get the pump to move it. Is there a way to prime the pump ?