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  1. Somehow I don’t think you’re the target audience for this motor.
  2. Most likely simply a paper change for marketing reasons. The 4.3 is a six cylinder variation of the small block Chevy V8 first introduced in 1955. There aren’t gonna be any new revolutionary HP increases in this 65 year old design that haven’t already been done. I’ve read Mercury uses a +/- 10% policy when rating engines. VP is probably the same That’s why the HP numbers always end in 10’s and 5’s. Looks good on paper. The 496 Mag is rated 375 hp by Merc but the GM Marine brochure rated it at 392 HP. The same brochure shows the 496 HO only producing 419 HP. The 27 hp performance difference in
  3. You’re doing it wrong. I knock a hole in mine and let it drain down into the pan. It drains completely, no mess. Works great. Seems logical to me.


    Cyclops, why don’t ya head on over to the Romper Room forum. Seems like a better fit for ya and you won’t be annoying the adults.


    Guess you’re not gonna take my advice.


    Don’t be a d**k.


    Hey old one eye, Why don’t you try humoring Phillbo for a week or so and lay off the mouse clicking. Then we’ll all see if your theory is right.
  8. I meant it won’t work without the resistor. Not an expert but I believe it prevents noise in the CAN circuit.
  9. The wires going to that plug are coming from various components in different locations on the engine. If you’ve got the Smartcraft label on your engine that plug is on there somewhere. Keep looking.
  10. Paulswagelock is right. It’s the wire with the purple terminator. You’ll need to get a yellow terminator or it’s a no go.
  11. If your setup is like mine and have dual batteries with an isolator you will have about .5 to 1 volt drop through the isolator. That’s normal. Just an FYI.
  12. No, but he was a bona fide I/O expert. I think you’re catching my drift.
  13. C’mon don’t you guys remember know it all “Ric” from a couple of years ago?
  14. Or did anyone else notice it’s starting to smell like a little like Ric around here?
  15. You don’t possess the grammar skills to concisely say what you mean and I‘m the dumb dumb???? I’m going to retire from this thread now as I am unwilling to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
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