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Forum: General Q & A
07-06-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By nsformula

Thanx for the help folks. A friend helped me...

Thanx for the help folks.
A friend helped me trace the wiring and it turned out be the neutral switch and the boat is now running as normal.
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By nsformula

thanks for your useful input so far. there is...

thanks for your useful input so far.
there is definitely a fuse there, it is at the end of the big power cable at the starter.

I had to remove the sea water hoses to get at the starter and wiring...
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By nsformula

thanks, I didn't know how to bypass the neutral...

thanks, I didn't know how to bypass the neutral switch. now I do.

There is a big fuse on my unit, it's a small block that two wires run thru, it's even in my wiring diagram.
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By nsformula

Moving the shifter doesn't help. Shorted the...

Moving the shifter doesn't help.
Shorted the solenoid and it kicked, could be the big fuse on the power cable to the starter.
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By nsformula

Mine is different but located on top of the...

Mine is different but located on top of the engine, it's not tripped.
I figure the overrev may have caused enough vibration to loosen a connection somewhere, I just need to find it and I am not...
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By nsformula

Unhappy Help Won't start

First start up of the season
1995 Formula 502 mpi, bravo3
It's on the trailer on the hose, I hit the key and it started right up, but I didn't notice the throttle stick was pushed to about 50%...
Forum: General Q & A
09-07-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

The old drive did the same thing with single...

The old drive did the same thing with single water pick up and the new one is hit or miss.
Forum: General Q & A
09-06-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

No I don't, should be an easy install though. ...

No I don't, should be an easy install though.
Where would I put the gauge, thermostat housing???
Forum: General Q & A
09-06-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Ha ha, wasn't my idea, don't shoot the messenger.

Ha ha, wasn't my idea, don't shoot the messenger.
Forum: General Q & A
09-06-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

I did end up taking the drive off, even though it...

I did end up taking the drive off, even though it is new, to double check the hose from the bell housing to the transom and it is in perfect condition and installed properly and not leaking.
I took...
Forum: General Q & A
09-06-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Thanx for the tip, the hose I used is...

Thanx for the tip, the hose I used is reinforced and more than adequate for the job.
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Bought the fittings and hose to do that today. ...

Bought the fittings and hose to do that today.
This is an easy fix and will guarantee water gets to the pump no matter how long it has been sitting.

I also bought clear 1 1/4 reinforced hose for...
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

This...

This one...http://www.cpperformance.com/p-14544-stainless-steel-lifetime-sea-pump-overhaul-kit.aspx
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Good points, I have not been plugging the lower...

Good points, I have not been plugging the lower ports on the new drive.
Theory wise, that could be part of the current issue, but it still pulls water instantly with a new impeller.

But, for good...
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

I got into the habit of running on the trailer as...

I got into the habit of running on the trailer as I had a few incidents at the launch, dead batteries, hose leaks etc.

I put a battery charger-conditioner on this boat and it`s plugged into 110...
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Sometimes I change the impellers only, if the...

Sometimes I change the impellers only, if the housing has not been scored, sometimes I do the whole kit, always Merc parts.
Either way, it always picks up water and runs perfect until the next time...
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

I do have access to a smoke machine and am...

I do have access to a smoke machine and am familiar with how they work. Good suggestion.

Again, I get that, and may end up pulling the drive.

But, no one has explained why it does not f-up...
Forum: General Q & A
08-24-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

I get that, but the issue is inconsistency. ...

I get that, but the issue is inconsistency.
Burned up the impeller Saturday morning parked in the same place. Boat had sat for 2 weeks.
Installed new impeller, changed nothing else, and it has...
Forum: General Q & A
08-24-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

that may be doable.

that may be doable.
Forum: General Q & A
08-24-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Not yet, work gets it the way Ran it fine on...

Not yet, work gets it the way
Ran it fine on the hose last night though.
Forum: General Q & A
08-24-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

The pump, hose and spigot on the transom are...

The pump, hose and spigot on the transom are nearly level, the boat sits with the bow up slightly in my driveway, so it will likely drain.
I live in hill country and it will drain when towing as...
Forum: General Q & A
08-24-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

You guys are talking about 2 different hoses. ...

You guys are talking about 2 different hoses.

Anyone give any credence to the air lock theory.
Open cooling is kinda like having a drain cock open on a lower rad hose, it will drain until a...
Forum: General Q & A
08-23-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

could be, but I went thru the menu on your link...

could be, but I went thru the menu on your link and says B3 product not available
Forum: General Q & A
08-23-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Well, I don't think that is the issue because of...

Well, I don't think that is the issue because of the inconsistency and the fact that a fresh impeller picks up water properly when nothing else has changed.
But, enough experienced advice is saying...
Forum: General Q & A
08-23-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,785
Posted By nsformula

Not new, run fine on the trailer first, then...

Not new, run fine on the trailer first, then drive to launch and fail on start up.
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