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Forum: Donzi
01-30-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Donzi1979

I've owned a 1999 for 8 years and it fit the...

I've owned a 1999 for 8 years and it fit the needs of my boating well (family boating/ lake poker runs etc). It will run mid to high 60's loaded fuel, people, and summer heat. Ideal conditions it...
Forum: General Q & A
01-30-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By Donzi1979

I took the Hardin Crossover Thermostat set up off...

I took the Hardin Crossover Thermostat set up off and went back to the factory style t stat and recirculation pump, so now oil temps come up much faster and consistent. With the crossover the motor...
Forum: General Q & A
01-29-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By Donzi1979

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/270b55b5_75fa_4cdf_bafb_e2b8f6b26394_c244f18c74831ba92cebdf2f5d391cd010bdca4f.jpeg
The fitting on top looks like 1/2 in NPT and...
Forum: General Q & A
01-28-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By Donzi1979

Not sure I'll try to go look tonight and snap a...

Not sure I'll try to go look tonight and snap a couple pics.
Forum: General Q & A
01-28-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By Donzi1979

Not sure if this helpful, but on my 99 HP 500 the...

Not sure if this helpful, but on my 99 HP 500 the oil temp sensor is factory located above the original filter pad on the block and oil pressure is to the left in the block. The low oil pressure...
Forum: Donzi
11-19-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Donzi1979

I have 99 26 ZX the stringers and the transom are...

I have 99 26 ZX the stringers and the transom are composite (foam coring), the cabin floor is wood as mine didn't have liner in the cabin.
Forum: General Q & A
10-09-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,078
Posted By Donzi1979

n ^^^ I fought this exact same cross over...

n

^^^ I fought this exact same cross over set up for a year and then gave up and put a recirculation pump on with stock t=stat housing. Water temps now come up quicker and much more stable...
Forum: General Q & A
09-12-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Donzi1979

I saw this listed the other day for the new 540...

I saw this listed the other day for the new 540 4v Reman Mercury offers in the parts section: Mercury-Mercruiser 840130A05 CONVERSION KIT Ignitionit looks like the same ignition my HP500 uses and...
Forum: General Q & A
08-13-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By Donzi1979

BUP, What is wrong with the new style coil? ...

BUP,

What is wrong with the new style coil? I just bought a new OE 300-8M0079202 one to replace the 20 year old on my HP500, now I'm questioning that decision.
Forum: Donzi
07-26-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Donzi1979

It should run Mid to upper eighties (hope it has...

It should run Mid to upper eighties (hope it has external steering), mine would run 80 in ideal conditions with a M1 and 5lbs of boost on a stock HP500. The chine walk will stop as you drive through...
07-10-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By Donzi1979

What I find strange is my 99 26ZX is composite...

What I find strange is my 99 26ZX is composite (some type of foam) in both the transom, coring, and stringers. Yet the cabin floor is plywood as is the surface under the v berth, they used a...
06-11-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By Donzi1979

I used something like this on my old boat as we...

I used something like this on my old boat as we boarded from the water using the drive as well. It called tread tape.
...
Forum: General Q & A
06-10-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Donzi1979

I'd suggest angling the rear of the motor down it...

I'd suggest angling the rear of the motor down it could be reverting through the exhaust with it level. Also sounds like it idles too low those motors need to be 750 rpm or more at idle to prevent...
05-10-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Donzi1979

Maybe too much trim?

Maybe too much trim?
05-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Donzi1979

Need more details, such as what is your wide open...

Need more details, such as what is your wide open max RPM and how much does that boat weigh? Where is the trim and tabs set at? I'm not sure if the bottom and weight is similar to a Donzi 28 ZX,...
05-07-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,882
Posted By Donzi1979

^^^^ I agree on a small local lake and with my...

^^^^ I agree on a small local lake and with my younger kids it would be the perfect set up for a neat day boat and water sports. I have the same issue it's too far away. Add thru hulls with silent...
05-06-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,882
Posted By Donzi1979

Never knew this boat existed

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-Cobalt-CS7-/143211395681

Thought this was pretty cool the guy did a nice job. Although the rumble seat might be a chore for adults. 24 degree dead rise too.
05-03-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By Donzi1979

I had a similar leak and it was the o ring in the...

I had a similar leak and it was the o ring in the Y pipe. I think age and if it was ever overheated causes it to fail.
04-26-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Donzi1979

Does it have a Y pipe for silent choice? If so I...

Does it have a Y pipe for silent choice? If so I had the same issue (thought it was the steering swivel too) and it was the O ring where the y pipe mates to the inner transom assembly.
03-19-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Donzi1979

After 2015 you can find SLT 1500 Sierra's with...

After 2015 you can find SLT 1500 Sierra's with the 6.2 8 speed and 4wd (selectable Hi/Lo), They are much more rare than 5.3's but they exist. I had to order mine in March 2015 when they first...
03-18-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Donzi1979

I tow mine on a regular basis and it's roughly...

I tow mine on a regular basis and it's roughly the same weight as your boat with a 2015 6.2l 4wd 8 speed 3.23, works fine and usually keep in 7th so it doesn't want to down shift on large hills. The...
02-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By Donzi1979

Yep, I went through the same thing a couple years...

Yep, I went through the same thing a couple years ago and was a bent axle, although my car hauler had cheap tires on it that were separating and looked the same way. Once I replaced the Chinese...
02-20-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By Donzi1979

I'll throw in my .02 as I pulled my motor last...

I'll throw in my .02 as I pulled my motor last winter due to a mysterious leak that I found with a endoscope camera and it turned out to be the y pipe o ring where it mounts to the inner transom...
02-19-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By Donzi1979

What I thought was crazy in American Desperado as...

What I thought was crazy in American Desperado as it relates to our sport was Jon stating he was introduced to the Colombians by Don Aronow’s son. Jon said he used to hang out at Dons Cig plant on...
02-15-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By Donzi1979

Miami Vice Scarab $20Mil on Ebay ????

This seems to be a little steep even with the historical significance. I believe there was other discussion on here about there being multiple other boat too.
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