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Forum: Powerquest
11-16-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,135
Posted By boathead

I have a 2000 380, with the newer hull design and...

I have a 2000 380, with the newer hull design and HP 500 EFI's . with 28 Pitch 4 blades and over 600 engine hours it still manages 75 or so on the GPS. But I run it like a cruiser, not that...
Forum: Powerquest
04-28-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,799
Posted By boathead

JWay, Welcome to the club!!!! I've had two...

JWay,
Welcome to the club!!!! I've had two PQs, a '93 29 Enticer and my present one a '00 380 Avenger. Solid boats, not the fastest or smoothest, but dependable..both been to Lake Superior/ Isle...
Forum: Fountain
04-28-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,667
Posted By boathead

Leaky Lightning

I have a buddy that just bought a '99 42' Lightning same problem! His also dribbles water from under the port side bench seat...strange. I am wondering if the cooler is leaking as Dkahnjob...
Forum: Powerquest
03-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By boathead

Trailer Bunks

The guys are right , Ricky, you'd have waaaay more work into it than it's worth, especially with the huge difference in hull form between a Fountain and a Powerquest. When you do get a trailer, put...
06-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By boathead

did you get all of the remnants of the "old" plug...

did you get all of the remnants of the "old" plug out of the manifold before installing the new one? We had to dig the busted off pieces out before installing the new plug. I realize this sounds...
06-03-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By boathead

Port engine squeal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQxK0T6CEtw&feature=youtu.be

The port engine runs fine but is annoying the hell out of me....any ideas?? This was a preexisting condition from last year but I forgot...
06-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,610
Posted By boathead

Port engine squeal

YOUTUBE]http://youtu.be/TQxK0T6CEtw[/YOUTUBE]
Runs great but is annoying the hell out of me....any ideas?? This was a preexisting condition from last year but I forgot about till I fired the engines...
05-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,610
Posted By boathead

HP 500 EFI Valve spring MYTHS!!

Well, I have worked thru BOTH engines and have YET to find a broken valve spring on either of these 1999 HP 500 EFIs. After all of the horror stories about broken and deformed springs it is obvious...
Forum: Powerquest
06-23-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By boathead

no, it uses freshwater from the tank

no, it uses freshwater from the tank
Forum: Powerquest
06-23-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By boathead

if it's the same as my 2000 the freshwater tank...

if it's the same as my 2000 the freshwater tank is 26 gallons
Forum: Powerquest
06-12-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By boathead

Pm, My Thru Hull Is Just In Front Of The Port...

Pm,
My Thru Hull Is Just In Front Of The Port Engine, And Pump Is Directly Forward Of Engine Compartment, So I Have To Open The Hatch To Open The Seacock.
Forum: Powerquest
05-31-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By boathead

No Problem! One thing I forgot. You will...

No Problem!
One thing I forgot. You will probably have to modify one of the brackets, I think the one on the hatch if I remember correctly. Nothing difficult, I think it involved a hacksaw and a...
05-31-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,314
Posted By boathead

That's funny, I've had water in my drive oil...

That's funny,
I've had water in my drive oil (Amsoil) because of a bad o-ring and it has never foamed up. I strongly disagree that the Merc crap is better. Could your drive be over filled?
Forum: Powerquest
05-30-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By boathead

Nick, After fiddling with the now infamous...

Nick,
After fiddling with the now infamous P.O.S. hatch ram on my 380 I got one of these for $275:
http://www.hardin-marine.com/detail~ID~156.aspx

I wondered why I didn't have it earlier. The...
Forum: Powerquest
05-30-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By boathead

Hardin Marin Hatch Ram $275-Great Unit

I also installed the relays in my 380 and they helped a bit, but the only real solution is on of these:

http://www.hardin-marine.com/detail~ID~156.aspx

I can vouch for the quality of this unit...
Forum: General Q & A
05-30-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By boathead

Scarab 26 , Please Read this Post!!!

Scarab26,
I had the exact same problem 2 years ago when I stored the boat with winter fuel(filled up in late Nov, early Dec.) it starts and runs fine then after the heat soak(maybe 1/2 hour) both...
Forum: Powerquest
05-30-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By boathead

Vapor Lock with Hand Pump 500 EFI's

Scarab26,
I had the exact same problem 2 years ago when I stored the boat with winter fuel(filled up in late Nov, early Dec.) it starts and runs fine then after the heat soak(maybe 1/2 hour) both...
Forum: Powerquest
05-30-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By boathead

I have a 2000, and it's underneath the hanging...

I have a 2000, and it's underneath the hanging locker on the left, there is a screen right below the locker and behind it is the A/C unit.
Maybe the 01's are different. I hope you don't have to...
Forum: General Q & A
07-08-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,925
Posted By boathead

bajahaha, Is yours a fuel/seawater pump...

bajahaha,
Is yours a fuel/seawater pump combo(like my old '93 454's)?
If not, this is the Jabsco replacement pump, much better than the one piece plastic crap that Merc now uses, it's a bronze...
Forum: General Q & A
07-08-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,697
Posted By boathead

Redneck Yacht Club

Q. What is a redneck boater's favorite cure for vapor lock?????
A. OUTBOARD PRIMER BULBS!!!!!!!
With the symptoms that keep reappearing every time the engines sit for about an hour after shutdown,...
Forum: General Q & A
07-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,697
Posted By boathead

inspector: it's funny you should mention that,...

inspector:
it's funny you should mention that, I just went out and got a gallon, thinking that it might help!
KAAMA:
Still trying to verify for sure that this is it, just went to Van's an got a...
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,697
Posted By boathead

Thanks for the help, guys! This reinforces my...

Thanks for the help, guys!
This reinforces my "vapor lock" suspicion.
I see on the BAM website even the older OL 60100 serial number engines parts list has the mechanical pump added, this WAS NOT...
Forum: General Q & A
07-01-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,697
Posted By boathead

HP 500EFI's won't stay running after warm restart

Hello Everyone!
Since the start of the season, I have been experiencing the following problem.
After launching the boat and cruising long enough to get the engines up to operating temperature, if I...
Forum: Powerquest
05-26-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By boathead

Guess I need to visit the forums a bit more often!!

John,
What's up with kicking the Avenger to the curb??????
I was shocked when I saw that you sold it.
We have not dipped ours in the water yet(pretty pathetic!) . Too many Honey Do's.
take...
05-26-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,665
Posted By boathead

Marc, I was in the first two Smoke On The Water...

Marc,
I was in the first two Smoke On The Water Poker Runs and enjoyed them immensely, especially the "Make A Wish" ride!
So I was very disappointed to hear that this irresponsible boat owner...
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