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Old 05-11-2003, 05:26 PM
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Well , I've been waiting for about two weeks for a decent day. Cloudy today with severe thunderstorms for this afternoon. Lets go now.
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Old 05-11-2003, 05:34 PM
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Out on the water gave the 540's a short blast up to 4200 and 76 mph GPS. Still had throttle and trim left. Backed off and ran a couple of miles at 3000 and 50 mph.
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Made a wide u turn near the Ben Frankin Bridge and as I was banked , noticed a fluctuation in the left oil pressure that stopped when I returned to a level position . Sooooooo , stop to investigate . Open the hatch to this...
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Popped an oil line coming out of the cooler under the distributor returning to the block . Shut it down and made the 4 or 5 mile trip back on one engine. Thank God for twins Was smart enough to open breaker for bilge pump too.

This is a hellava way to change oil...
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Just got back from dinner. Now go get out the power washer and clean this thing before climbing in and working on it
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OK , its 7:15 and just got done with the Simple Green and power washer and things are looking a whole lot better. I can also get my hand on the lower end of the oil line where it goes into the block. Maybe I can do this with out removing the exhaust I hope
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Made a wide u turn near the Ben Frankin Bridge and as I was banked , noticed a fluctuation in the left oil pressure that stopped when I returned to a level position . Sooooooo , stop to investigate . Open the hatch to this...
WOW! If that don`t put the shake in your shakedown cruise I don`t know what will!
Glad you caught it in time.......................................you did catch it in time did`nt you.
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So, did you catch it in time??

If so, how lucky are you that you noticed the gauge fluctuation when you turned. A LOT of people woulnd't.
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Yeah , I think I'm safe. The pressure never dropped below 40 lbs from about 64lbs. As soon as I straightened out and the boat was level again it came up. I figured I may be low on oil. But I must have put at least two gallons all over the engine compartment. Here's the culprit , at least it wasn't a condom

The PINHOLE is between my finger nail and the crimp.
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One new hose and 7 qts of Pennzoil later we're ready to go again
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