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Old 04-01-2010, 03:54 PM
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I cant get enough torque to punch them in, not enough space, stringer is getting in the way. My drive is has been off the boat for a while. So I'm about to pull it, the slalom shop in Lewisville is letting me use there puller for a case of beer, once again. So I'm going to pull it, inspect, pop in the new plugs and put it right back in. The mechanic said he has seen 4 blocks this year with popped plugs and they were all ok. So I'm hoping for the best.
Put the plugs in and then before you put it back in the boat...fill the block with water and see if anything comes out. Dont forget to check the oil...see if you have both water and oil in there.
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If you didn't pull the bell housing and flywheel you havnt checked the rear plugs there behind the flywheel. I would pressurize with air and install a gauge to see if your losing pressure. If your pulling it out drop the pan pull the plugs put water pressure no more than 25lbs and you will not be guessing. Your friend needs to go to the casino 4 blocks with blown plugs with nothing else cracked wow!!
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:47 PM
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Now I'm about to start shooting!!!!

Pulled the damn engine, didn't think to pull the fly wheel (needed that info at 2:00pm) installed the other plugs, inspected everything I could. Dropped it back in and hooked everything back up.

Ok, looks like Saturday will be a repeat of today, how do I fill the block with water? I'm assuming there is no other way to determine if the plugs dropped in the rear other than pulling it again and removing the bell housing and flywheel?

Why do I need to fill the block with water with the engine out? Wouldn't I be able to tell if the rear plugs are out if I fill it regardless if it's in or out? I really do like learning all this and I'm graduating from the school of hard knocks!

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Old 04-02-2010, 07:19 PM
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i went thru this 20+ years ago... so i will share my experience.. the engine looked fine... no leaks at all.. in-till the boat was in the water and water pressure built.. it was leaking inside the engine along the lifter galley.. turned the oil to milk... so im afraid your approach of just poring water in & looking for leaks may not work...

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Now I'm about to start shooting!!!!

Pulled the damn engine, didn't think to pull the fly wheel (needed that info at 2:00pm) installed the other plugs, inspected everything I could. Dropped it back in and hooked everything back up.

Ok, looks like Saturday will be a repeat of today, how do I fill the block with water? I'm assuming there is no other way to determine if the plugs dropped in the rear other than pulling it again and removing the bell housing and flywheel?

Why do I need to fill the block with water with the engine out? Wouldn't I be able to tell if the rear plugs are out if I fill it regardless if it's in or out? I really do like learning all this and I'm graduating from the school of hard knocks!

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I'm dodging bullets out of a machine gun so far.

Rear plugs intact.

No leaks

Put drive back on and backed it down the ramp, started motor, no water from "the block" however I did have leak in silent choice where the downward vent meets the thick rubber sleeve. I guess I didn't seat it correctly.

Then I went to check the oil, I really had to bend the dip stick out of the way in order to install the freeze plug, now once I pulled it, I can't get the stick back in the last three inches.

Not sure about a minor leak yet perhaps I didn't let enough pressure build up, only had it running about 5 min, at least I know there is no water pouring out somewhere.

So tomorrow will be correcting both those problems and re-evaluating.

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Welcome to our world up here in the tundra--I always stick a small screwdriver up the plug holes and ALWAYS a lot more water comes out---good luck--Steve
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Put her in the water for about 15 minutes, NOT A DRIP ANYWHERE!!!!
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now go to sneaky pete for a cold one
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:47 PM
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I don't have a prop right now, I bought a hydromotive it won't be here till Friday. I would taken the boat right over there if I had the prop, but I am definitely celebrating tonight! Still can't believe I dodge that bullet!!
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