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Forum: General Q & A
06-12-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

The map was 2.0-2.2v when idling, the manual...

The map was 2.0-2.2v when idling, the manual specs 1-1.5v.

Is what you are describing a harness issue?
Forum: General Q & A
06-12-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

A buddy and I messed with the motor again...

A buddy and I messed with the motor again tonight. It ran on idle from the time we started it and 30 minutes thereafter without stalling. That was until we blipped the throttle and it died instead...
Forum: General Q & A
06-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Tractionless

Did my own on transom and keel to help with scum...

Did my own on transom and keel to help with scum lines. The rest of the boat is wrapped. I no longer have to scrub the hell out of the scum line area like I did with wax. I used a simple DIY...
Forum: General Q & A
06-05-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

Did some quick research and found you are correct...

Did some quick research and found you are correct 0 steps is fully open, blocking the air coming in anything higher is allowing air to enter. I'm still confused as to why the engine goes to needing...
Forum: General Q & A
06-05-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

1. Yes 2. I agree now after adding fuel...

1. Yes

2. I agree now after adding fuel pressure with the adjustable regulator. The fact that the issue clears when the vac line is removed from the regulator and the pressure goes to 34-36 seems...
06-04-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tractionless

Some magazine articles I read ripped it for the...

Some magazine articles I read ripped it for the engine/driveline not being up to the task, even without a trailer.
Forum: General Q & A
06-04-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

UPDATE With the adjustable fuel pressure...

UPDATE

With the adjustable fuel pressure regulator it idled cold beautiful yesterday with base pressure at 36 psi, corrected vacuum at 28 psi. Both are within manual spec. Prior to the...
Forum: General Q & A
06-04-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

Pressure regulator brand new Mercruiser and valve...

Pressure regulator brand new Mercruiser and valve in tank eliminated years ago.
Forum: General Q & A
06-01-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

All yellow hoses new and clear of fluids. ...

All yellow hoses new and clear of fluids.

VST to plenum hose verified dry as a bone while running 5 days ago.
Forum: General Q & A
05-31-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Tractionless

You're right it was staring me in the face the...

You're right it was staring me in the face the whole time!! :eureka:
Forum: General Q & A
05-31-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

Same tank for both engines and the other is...

Same tank for both engines and the other is running fine. The suspect pickup has been checked and is clean, the supply line to lift pump is new, the 90* fitting at the lift pump is clear, the lift...
05-29-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Tractionless

If you're overnighting with more than just...

If you're overnighting with more than just yourself you want a side head or everyone has to wake up for someone to use the toilet in the middle of the cabin. Or on a day trip everyone has to leave...
Forum: General Q & A
05-29-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Tractionless

Thanks all! I was trying to determine if there...

Thanks all! I was trying to determine if there was an overly rich or lean conditon in one of the holes which may be causing my issues and to help diagnose whether it is an injector problem. As far...
Forum: General Q & A
05-29-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

No codes and all parameters in the screenshots of...

No codes and all parameters in the screenshots of the scanner above are within spec.





I feel there isn't any conclusive evidence on them either. As a result I've purchased an adjustable...
Forum: General Q & A
05-27-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Tractionless

Please Read My Spark Plugs

I know some have checked out of my ongoing issue here: https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/general-q/349163-help-chasing-erratic-idle-please.html which is still updated with fresh info. So I've made...
Forum: General Q & A
05-27-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

Ok all, I pulled the plugs tonight 24 hrs. after...

Ok all, I pulled the plugs tonight 24 hrs. after idling on hose and dying as well as pulling the vac. line from the regulator to raise fuel pressure and keep it running. Here are the pics. I...
Forum: General Q & A
05-27-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

I greatly appreciate your offer. I have another...

I greatly appreciate your offer. I have another VST on the sister engine that seems to be working fine and can use it if need be. That engine runs fine with 30psi idle fuel pressure.

I'm...
Forum: Southeast US
05-26-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Tractionless

Glad we didn't that afternoon swell really picked...

Glad we didn't that afternoon swell really picked up. We'd typically trailer to Cocoa and launch locally.
05-26-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By Tractionless

Why do graphics matter? If you're buying a boat...

Why do graphics matter? If you're buying a boat that expensive sure you can spring for a wrap (at minimum) change its look.
05-26-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Tractionless

Fluid Film is AMAZING!! I sprayed the exposed...

Fluid Film is AMAZING!! I sprayed the exposed relay connections on the trim pumps in the bottom of my bilge years ago and they still look new in salt water boating.
Forum: General Q & A
05-26-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Tractionless

What's the OE part number from an online parts...

What's the OE part number from an online parts fiche?
Forum: General Q & A
05-26-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tractionless

UPDATE *Thanks everyone for your patience on...

UPDATE *Thanks everyone for your patience on awaiting new info.

I replaced the VST fuel pump.
Result: The engine didn't want to idle dead cold on the hose (85* ambient), would start and...
Forum: General Q & A
05-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tractionless

Do yourself a favor and replace rusted parts...

Do yourself a favor and replace rusted parts whether or not they're working properly. That fuel pressure regulator hat is just waiting to rust through and cause problem, most likely on the water.
05-12-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Tractionless

Whatever you do when you lift it don't use a...

Whatever you do when you lift it don't use a aluminum drop draw bar. When having my boat transported upon purchase the transporter said he has seen many of them snap.
05-12-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Tractionless

My rear bench seat back and sides were rotted...

My rear bench seat back and sides were rotted upon purchasing my boat and the upholstery shop I used recommended the PVC over wood. From what I'm reading lately about stringers and transom's using...
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