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Forum: General Q & A
11-24-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,610
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'd go black. Won't show all the dirt etc that...

I'd go black. Won't show all the dirt etc that collects in there. Match your intercoolers.
Forum: General Q & A
11-23-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,533
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

ICDEDPPL, So sorry to see your carnage here. ...

ICDEDPPL, So sorry to see your carnage here. That hurts to see.

Curious, what oil are you running in those monsters?

Not at all implying oil had anything to do with the failure, just curious....
11-17-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

There's a few well known Bravo rebuilders that...

There's a few well known Bravo rebuilders that recommend running a couple quarts of Amsoil (or similar) with a quart of Lucas oil stabilizer. I'm sure others can chime in on the exact details of...
Forum: General Q & A
10-27-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'd do what Sydwayz said. These engines when...

I'd do what Sydwayz said. These engines when taken care of can go well above 1200hrs.
Forum: Fountain
09-20-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Here are the bearings out of my '04 496HO at...

Here are the bearings out of my '04 496HO at 400hrs. They looked new. The cylinder walls had perfect cross hatch still. Engine could have gone well over 1000hrs I think.
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08-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,820
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Thanks for posting the pics! I wasn't able to...

Thanks for posting the pics! I wasn't able to make it this time, but next year will be there.
07-30-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

There's plenty of 1000+ hour 496s running around....

There's plenty of 1000+ hour 496s running around. They are quite reliable if left stock. At the time of development of the 496 platform, it was the only big block to ever make it through to the end...
Forum: General Q & A
07-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Your 2002 (if original) has a gen 2 cool fuel...

Your 2002 (if original) has a gen 2 cool fuel system so you won't have the paint flaking issue. I actually like the gen 2 system, it has an adjustable fuel pressure regulator from the factory. Gen...
07-09-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,166
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I spent 11 years racing jet skis, retired from...

I spent 11 years racing jet skis, retired from that in 2008. Our modifieds were fast back then, but when I see what they are doing now it's scary. My friends that are still racing tell me they are...
Forum: General Q & A
07-06-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

That's false advertising Underpsi68! Everyone...

That's false advertising Underpsi68! Everyone loves stickers though.
Forum: General Q & A
07-06-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Yes all the 8.1/496 from 2001 to the end of...

Yes all the 8.1/496 from 2001 to the end of production are considered a gen VII (7). There were some slight updates over the years to the fuel system (around 2005 ish), the heat exchanger size, and...
06-16-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,637
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I went through a ritual I found online when I...

I went through a ritual I found online when I changed the name. This name came from a friend who used this term when he saw something very fast, referring to the carnival where the best rides took 5...
Forum: General Q & A
06-14-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

You could keep running it, 175 is about what mine...

You could keep running it, 175 is about what mine used to run before I modified my cooling system when I added more HP. Or if you want to, take the end caps off the heat exchanger and take a look....
06-11-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,577
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The "tub o' towels" wipes work great for the...

The "tub o' towels" wipes work great for the areas you don't want to soak in water FYI. I use them on engines, bilge area, upholstery, wheels, etc etc.
Forum: General Q & A
06-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Yes it was very complete and they have a good...

Yes it was very complete and they have a good video on how to mount/install the cylinders.
Forum: General Q & A
06-03-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The procharger kits for the 496 have been self...

The procharger kits for the 496 have been self contained the past few years, so it depends on how old your system is.

BTW when I switched from 25w-40 merc conventional oil to 15w-50 Mobil 1...
Forum: General Q & A
06-03-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I installed a mayfair system from Hardin/CP...

I installed a mayfair system from Hardin/CP performance. Great looking parts, install went smooth. System has been working great this year.
Forum: Cigarette
05-27-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 250,719
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I saw you cruise through the channel at DS. Boat...

I saw you cruise through the channel at DS. Boat looked great. Nice work!
Forum: General Q & A
05-25-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

You could have a leaking heat exchanger, so the...

You could have a leaking heat exchanger, so the coolant has been slowly diluting with sea water.
05-06-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,446
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Love the blackout package on the red trick nice...

Love the blackout package on the red trick nice build! FYI I have 42k miles on mine and it hasn't had one single issue (knock on wood). The megacab is great for the 20hr drive to Havasu for us. ...
Forum: Nordic
04-30-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,412
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Just got back from Lake Havasu. Tested a couple...

Just got back from Lake Havasu. Tested a couple props and a new tune by Whipple. The air fuel ratio is spot on now. I had 4 people, full tanks (80 gal) and the bow cover off and I hit 78.0 mph on...
Forum: General Q & A
04-02-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,426
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I have been pondering this a lot over the past...

I have been pondering this a lot over the past few weeks. So many good things brought up on this topic that affect torque:
Washer spin
dry vs wet torque (as some head bolts need to be sealed on...
Forum: Formula
03-24-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 22,282
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I hear you on the black, that's what I did! ...

I hear you on the black, that's what I did!

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Forum: Formula
03-22-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 22,282
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'm telling you Tom, everything black with the...

I'm telling you Tom, everything black with the blue valve covers will make them Pop!!
Forum: General Q & A
03-19-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,426
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

That was a great article. I learned something...

That was a great article. I learned something important here.
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