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07-31-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By bowtie

Some of the newer ones work off of the brake...

Some of the newer ones work off of the brake light circuit, no need for an actuator.
07-16-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By bowtie

If it's the Merctrans it has the short shaft,...

If it's the Merctrans it has the short shaft, they're always a little harder getting it in. Alignment must be perfect and you must use the disc that fits into the bell housing to
properly align it....
01-26-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By bowtie

Ha, after owning 3 Ford diesels there's no way...

Ha, after owning 3 Ford diesels there's no way I'd ever buy anything Ford but gas..
01-26-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,810
Posted By bowtie

Smart car thieves don't steal 13 year old trucks.

Smart car thieves don't steal 13 year old trucks.
Forum: General Q & A
03-07-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,010
Posted By bowtie

Best advice, do this and you'll never have a...

Best advice, do this and you'll never have a problem.
Forum: General Q & A
02-15-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By bowtie

I do a good many bellows replacement's and have...

I do a good many bellows replacement's and have broken my share of those plastic fittings. The first thing I do now when replacing shift cable or any bellows is cut the
hose. Usually just the bell...
07-07-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By bowtie

I've been working on Mercruisers since the late...

I've been working on Mercruisers since the late 60's and I have never heard of a Mark 3 outdrive. The only Marks I've known were outboards.
07-07-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By bowtie

I've used it for years in even in the Volvo's...

I've used it for years in even in the Volvo's never a problem.
06-13-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,274
Posted By bowtie

I moved on from them too. Thing is they made a...

I moved on from them too. Thing is they made a nice repair kit for gen 2 bravo sea water pumps. It came with wear plates so the housing doesn't have to be replaced. The impeller is cut down to make...
05-15-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,274
Posted By bowtie

Funny, I've been waiting for 2 weeks for parts...

Funny, I've been waiting for 2 weeks for parts from them. They keep saying they shipped it but it never comes and they never even charged my card. I tell them that and they say it's been shipped...
Forum: General Q & A
02-21-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By bowtie

Excellent advice. The marine industry is not as...

Excellent advice. The marine industry is not as bad as some of these posters make it out to be. I've been doing this for over 40 years, made a great living but in all honesty I've been mostly self...
02-05-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,304
Posted By bowtie

I just don't understand your logic. You're...

I just don't understand your logic. You're posting this on the internet so they can track it. And what good does it do to hide the boat, you can't use it.
The only person you're fooling is...
01-31-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,878
Posted By bowtie

I've installed 10 or so on customers boats and...

I've installed 10 or so on customers boats and only one warranty problem, an impeller. They are pretty noisy, shimmed very loose. The paint peels off as stated. Never a problem with gear lube leaking...
07-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By bowtie

Fiberglass is your only option going from TRS to...

Fiberglass is your only option going from TRS to Bravo. Done it many times.
07-10-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,871
Posted By bowtie

Couldn't agree more. The original pics sent to...

Couldn't agree more. The original pics sent to the buyer show salt water use. I would have passed by this deal on the grounds that the seller is a liar if he said only 2 times in salt. Once I see a...
Forum: General Q & A
06-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By bowtie

I always ran straight weight, 40w in non oil...

I always ran straight weight, 40w in non oil cooled motors. Seems to work better at higher rpms.
06-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,489
Posted By bowtie

The other problem is that everyone wants to wait...

The other problem is that everyone wants to wait until March or April to order things that are custom made. They're in their busy season, sometimes it pays to think ahead and order your spring stuff...
06-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By bowtie

Sounds like the shift shaft seal. Is it Gen 2? If...

Sounds like the shift shaft seal. Is it Gen 2? If not the older ones without the resevoir the shift shaft seal was made to relieve pressure, if you over filled it with gear lube it will leak out a...
Forum: General Q & A
05-25-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By bowtie

Thanks, that's what I ended up doing and it...

Thanks, that's what I ended up doing and it seemed to work well.
Forum: General Q & A
05-23-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By bowtie

WPM Steering

Does anyone have the instructions for purging a dual ram add on system. It's on a 28 Donzi, twin Bravo Ones using the Mercruiser power steering pump. I replaced
all the hydraulic lines and power...
04-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,133
Posted By bowtie

Still check the site often but not as much as I...

Still check the site often but not as much as I used to. Seen many come and go but there's still quite a few old timers here.
04-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,436
Posted By bowtie

When I was transporting boats I would buy that...

When I was transporting boats I would buy that plastic you see on the new high dollar cars on the car carriers, they put it on the hoods to stop stone chips. That stuff sticks to the hull like saran...
Forum: General Q & A
03-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By bowtie

No you don't have to remove the intake. Remove...

No you don't have to remove the intake. Remove two bolts, remove hoses, turn upside down and remove sleeve and thermostat.
03-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,732
Posted By bowtie

08 F450 6.4 totally stock 13-14 average 15...

08 F450
6.4 totally stock
13-14 average
15 highway
8-12 towing, depending on what I'm towing. Use it for my marine business so I'm always towing different size boats.
On my 35' roller trailer...
03-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,316
Posted By bowtie

Actually not even MR, it's an R drive. Worth more...

Actually not even MR, it's an R drive. Worth more as scrap aluminum than anything else.
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