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    All analog gauges failing intermittently

    Thank i love it! I was checking around the back of the helm its such a tight squeeze in there i kinda gave up after lookin for any loosies but ill have to try again. Thanks!
  2. 2015 sunesta 264 with duo prop with 69 hrs. sometimes ill be driving along and my gas, fresh water and trim indicator gauges all just drop out. They all just fall to the left. Then ill shut off the engine and turn it back on and the gauges snap to their proper position again. I also notice sometimes my garmin echo gps screen gets really dim. Then i will put on my cock pit light and immediately the gps display brightens back up. i have no other electrical problems. The digital readouts always work perfectly but my analogies crap out. I have two new batteries that i recharge at least every 2 weeks with a good 4 stage trickle charger. any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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    Underwater anode changing

    I dont know boat in the slip water near me is too brackish to even see.
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    Underwater anode changing

    Thanks i definitely need zinc. How do u order the replacements for the transom and exhaust? When i look up duoprop anodes i only see one for behind the prop and one under the gimball.
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    Underwater anode changing

    Hi, volvo penta with duoprop. Kept in salt water slip 6 mos of year. I reached under and felt the anodes on my trim tabs and they are seriously worn down. I dont think i can make it to pull out time in october and i dont want to pay for a haul out so i was thinking of having a diver do some anode replacement. My question is how many anodes can be replaced on the drive easily? Would i be limited to just replacing the trim tab anodes and the cavitation plate anodes? Are there any others a diver could access? sunesta 264 2015 volvo penta 320 hp with duoprop.
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    I/O’s in a salt water slip - antifoul drive

    I have a volvo penta sx drive with 320hp duoprop.
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    I/O’s in a salt water slip - antifoul drive

    I guess u could put this on the drive then too?
  8. Hi, for anyone with an i/o kept in season at a salt water slip do you paint your drive and trim tabs every year? Do u do it self or pay someone? What about just power washing when u haul out for the winter and no paiting would i be ok doing that?
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    Stern drive - to flush or not flush

    Thanks hatem!
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    Stern drive - to flush or not flush

    Thanks wing!
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    Stern drive - to flush or not flush

    Thanks everyone. I will continue flushing after each use. I have been blasting with full pressure from the dock so i definitely need to be careful with that and only open half way. What damage exactly can be done by putting too much water pressure through? How would i inspect for said damage if posssible?
  12. Hi, sunesta 264 with volvo penta stern drive. I keep in a salt water slip all season. I have heard conflicting reports on whether u need to flush a raw water cooled engine in a boat u keep in a slip. Some people flush some dont. So my question is when you have a stern drive motor after you flush with fresh water from the flush engine port doesnt salt water just go right back in to the cooling loop? Or is that not the case? Does the fresh water flush maybe benefit the exhaust system maybe? Most people at my dock with stern drives do not flush their engines. Thanks in advance.
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    Sunesta raw water intake screen location

    Makes sense thanks.
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    Sunesta raw water intake screen location

    Update - when my engine overheated and i opened the hatch i noticed i my engine flush port cap was open. I never put it back on after the last flush. I guess when that is open it sucks in air which must screw up the flow of water? Open flush port cap was listed in the troubleshooting guide as something to check when engine overheats. Also as far as where the raw water intakes are... i know on wn outdrive motor the intakes for raw water would be on the bottom of the outdrive like where the ear muffs would go when running the engine out of the water. But on a stern drive is it the same? Raw water intakes are in the lower unit? So i could tilt up the lower unit all the way when in the water and the engine is off and actually reach with my hand the intakes to deat away any blockages like a plastic bag or seaweed etc if need be?
  15. So i was driving out of the marina and went over something that i believe got stuck in my raw water intake because a few seconds later my engine temp light came on. Its a volvo penta 320 hp motor on a 2015 sunesta 264. I think my engine must have shut itself down before i had to chance to shut it off my self. Once the alarm happened i put the engine into idle but didnt immediately shut the engine off (rookie mistake). I waited about 20 seconds and i think it shut off automatically. So i waited a few minutes and turned her over and she ran fine with normal temps the rest of the day. so my question is does anyone know where the raw water intakes are so that one could check them for clogs when on the water? I traces the hoses from the impeller housing and it seems like maybe the intakes are in the bottom of the boat is that possible? Seems like poor design as id never be able to check them when on the water.
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