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Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 07-31-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
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.
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 07-16-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
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....
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 01-26-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
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..
Forum: Beware and Stolen 01-26-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,680
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
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...
Forum: Classic Offshore 07-07-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
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.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-07-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
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.
Forum: Beware and Stolen 06-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,043
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...
Forum: Beware and Stolen 05-15-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,043
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
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...
Forum: Beware and Stolen 02-05-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,877
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...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-31-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,962
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...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 07-24-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
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.
Forum: Beware and Stolen 07-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,392
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,094
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.
Forum: Beware and Stolen 06-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,205
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...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 06-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
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, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-28-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,730
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.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,387
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, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
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.
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 03-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,666
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...
Forum: Beware and Stolen 03-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,854
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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