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11-01-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By muc

Clearly the extra anode on the trim ram did it's...

Clearly the extra anode on the trim ram did it's job.
09-17-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By muc

And I always thought it was because “port wine is...

And I always thought it was because “port wine is always left in the cellar”
Nice to learn something new today. Thanks

Wait...... does this mean that when people say I’m a know-it-all. They are...
Forum: General Q & A
09-14-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By muc

You think it needs rod and main bearings? But you...

You think it needs rod and main bearings? But you think the cam bearings are ok?
Forum: General Q & A
09-12-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By muc

1. Yes I think so, but I never had a customer...

1. Yes I think so, but I never had a customer that let one get this old.
2. MerCruiser thinks the recall has NOT been done. Yes it requires a visual inspection.
3. Yes, I think that would be a...
Forum: General Q & A
09-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By muc

0K173445 This serial number is affected by...

0K173445
This serial number is affected by Service Bulletin MC-1997-020. This service bulletin needs to be addressed. Please complete the required service work regarding this issue.
ENG: 0K173445...
Forum: General Q & A
09-01-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By muc

I don’t know how much has changed since I retired...

I don’t know how much has changed since I retired a few years ago. But back then the way MerCruiser looked at how much to help $$$$ on this problem was.

1. How often you buy a new...
Forum: General Q & A
07-25-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By muc

Thank you for posting these files. Brought back...

Thank you for posting these files. Brought back memories.
The sales literature and maybe even the salesperson will tell you this is almost like an extension of the warranty.Here are a couple of cut...
Forum: General Q & A
07-23-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By muc

Thank you for the link, but I was unable to find...

Thank you for the link, but I was unable to find the full documents. It appears to be called the
Please review the Mercury Product Protection ‘Plan Benefits & Provisions’ statement for specific...
Forum: General Q & A
07-23-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By muc

I have a very strong opinion on these extended...

I have a very strong opinion on these extended warranty’s.
About 20 years ago I spent 9 months in hell. For 9 months I was one of the guys on the other end of the phone when you called in a claim. I...
07-06-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By muc

The vacuum method is how I refill most closed...

The vacuum method is how I refill most closed cooling engines. I've always wondered if there is any damage to the cooling hoses, because some of them really suck down flat. But I had never worried...
Forum: General Q & A
07-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By muc

regular stern drive or racing?

regular stern drive or racing?
Forum: General Q & A
05-04-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By muc

oops missed that this was for a motor home

oops
missed that this was for a motor home
Forum: General Q & A
05-03-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By muc

First thing that pops into my mind. It would...

First thing that pops into my mind.

It would also depend on where in the system the fuel pressure regulator is and where it dumps the excess fuel. Might need to add a regulator to the setup you...
Forum: General Q & A
04-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By muc

The PCM provides the ground for the horn.The...

The PCM provides the ground for the horn.The drive lube and low oil also go thru the PCM.
04-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By muc

Does it read the same with drive up? If yes and...

Does it read the same with drive up?
If yes and
Assuming you don’t have smartcraft.
Find the 2 wires that come from the trim sender thru the gimbal housing and are tie strapped to the back of the...
04-12-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By muc

is the gauge all the way, all the way down or in...

is the gauge all the way, all the way down or in between?
Forum: General Q & A
04-12-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By muc

The header across the top lists 350MAG because...

The header across the top lists 350MAG because that's what the operator of the CDS picked. It still might be a 496
But I'm surprised that it would read a PCM555 when a ECM555 was selected. The...
Forum: General Q & A
03-27-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By muc

When you ran the hose direct to the thermostat...

When you ran the hose direct to the thermostat housing did you also supply water to the impeller? They don't like running dry for even a few seconds.
Forum: General Q & A
03-27-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By muc

No, the bulletin is still relevant. Because it...

No, the bulletin is still relevant. Because it talks about using a clear hose to watch for bubbles and flow.

Install a clear hose per the bulletin and install a second one in place of the hose...
Forum: General Q & A
03-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By muc

no no no that will ruin the standard rotation...

no no no
that will ruin the standard rotation drive.
Forum: General Q & A
03-21-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By muc

Might want to look at Service Bulletin 95-13 ...

Might want to look at Service Bulletin 95-13 This bulletin talks about alpha gen 2 overheating and covers the paint issue BUP mentioned. It recommends replacing one of the water hoses with a clear...
11-09-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By muc

The setup that @1MOSES1 uses here is how almost...

The setup that @1MOSES1 uses here is how almost all the boat shops in Minnesota do it. We just have bigger catch and recovery tanks.
This method when used with the proper anti-freeze (not the pink...
Forum: General Q & A
10-25-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By muc

MerCruiser lists their reason in the service...

MerCruiser lists their reason in the service manual as keeping the boat from going into a hard turn if one engine goes to idle while the other one is at full throttle. Not sure about the other...
Forum: Electronics
10-22-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By muc

Yes, during a 5v ref failure. What ever sensor...

Yes, during a 5v ref failure. What ever sensor the PCM was looking at the time will set the code. It's just luck of the draw which sensor it will be because as far as the PCM is concerned all the...
Forum: Electronics
10-22-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By muc

Hi BUP Yes that transom harness can be tough to...

Hi BUP Yes that transom harness can be tough to get to. Iv'e always been against using the same 5v ref for both essential and non-essential items. When Volvo started using 5v for the trim sender we...
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