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04-07-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,732
Posted By apollard

The 606 hp peanut port build was a one off...

The 606 hp peanut port build was a one off Lingenfelter. Ported until they were basically the same as highly ported large ovals. They said they had more $ in the heads than a good aftermarket set. It...
08-22-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,364
Posted By apollard

With the metal from the upper running around in...

With the metal from the upper running around in the oil, that explains your clearances. IMO, time for all new bearings if not gears also.
08-17-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,364
Posted By apollard

Agree, not normal, even for a BIII. My old style...

Agree, not normal, even for a BIII. My old style and the new style I have now never did that.
Forum: General Q & A
08-01-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By apollard

I had the old style until it ate a log. Replaced...

I had the old style until it ate a log. Replaced with the new style (old unit wasn't rebuildable).
My Merc Certified guy said there isn't really a difference in function or reliability in his...
Forum: General Q & A
07-25-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,342
Posted By apollard

I am using the Fel Pro MLS gaskets on cast iron...

I am using the Fel Pro MLS gaskets on cast iron heads / block combo. The finish was 70 RA according to shop. They are working fine, so what they say in the link is working for my setup at least.
05-26-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,467
Posted By apollard

Order parts from them 3-4 times per year. Hos one...

Order parts from them 3-4 times per year. Hos one time the wrong thermostat was sent for a BMW. They sent the correct one next day with a shipping label. Since they ship from so many different...
Forum: General Q & A
04-17-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,503
Posted By apollard

If a flapper was stuck that badly, the exhaust -...

If a flapper was stuck that badly, the exhaust - and the water in it - would revert into the engine. You would notice it quickly due to poor running at a minimum and engine damage at the worst.
Forum: General Q & A
04-15-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,503
Posted By apollard

Pretty common starboard exhaust on Mercs to run...

Pretty common starboard exhaust on Mercs to run hotter. My 454 does
03-05-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,519
Posted By apollard

And rum...

And rum...
03-03-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,519
Posted By apollard

Knowing many of these people, they write plenty...

Knowing many of these people, they write plenty of checks directly. This is far from the limit of thier charitable giving - of either thier time or money.

Nothing wrong with using a boating event...
Forum: General Q & A
08-19-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By apollard

I messed with mine for 3 years and never got it...

I messed with mine for 3 years and never got it to fire quickly after sitting a week. Always had to use starting fluid. Tried all the fixes above, none worked. No leaks - mine at least was...
08-02-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By apollard

The ACR is nothing more than a voltage sensing...

The ACR is nothing more than a voltage sensing relay. When voltage is above a certain value (usually 13.6 volts), it connect the two batteries - the same as the "Both" position on a battery switch....
08-02-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By apollard

I agree. Especially if it's a stock alternator,...

I agree. Especially if it's a stock alternator, you never charged the batteries back to good voltage. I changed to a GM 10si type alternator to avoid such issues - you also have to increase the power...
Forum: General Q & A
07-26-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By apollard

Yes, I bolted mine in the tails. Bolt is actually...

Yes, I bolted mine in the tails. Bolt is actually a couple of inches outside the transom, inserts run from there forward. Last part of the insert is actually in the hose connecting risers to tails.
...
Forum: General Q & A
07-24-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By apollard

I've checked mine and they dropped to 4-5* over...

I've checked mine and they dropped to 4-5* over ambient within 5 minutes at cruise. Seems like you might need more air. Or your vent exits could be relocated with hose to be closer to the aresstor
Forum: General Q & A
07-23-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By apollard

I have the newer GGB inserts, they help quite a...

I have the newer GGB inserts, they help quite a bit but still have a good sound. Didn't affect the performance at all.

Also, don't discount the engine noise. After I put the ggb in, was still...
Forum: General Q & A
06-14-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,195
Posted By apollard

Second this recommendation if you are looking for...

Second this recommendation if you are looking for something GM. The EST distributor is rock solid, has a nice curve (with the marine module), and you can chose what coil you'd like. A bonus is the...
Forum: General Q & A
06-09-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,293
Posted By apollard

alternator needs a separate ground wire, even...

alternator needs a separate ground wire, even with clean bolt holes & attachments. I broke a ground wire and still burned up the alt. Checking the resistance from the case to ground, it was 0.1 ohms....
06-04-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,772
Posted By apollard

Some reading on Volvo website shows the ocean X...

Some reading on Volvo website shows the ocean X is the dpx drive with changes to prevent corrosion (mostly better coatings)
Forum: General Q & A
05-20-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By apollard

I used parts #2 and #3 on the diagram. Then...

I used parts #2 and #3 on the diagram. Then epoxied a piece of brake line on the handle to run the wires. Looks factory. no pics, but if you expand the drawing you can see how the factory ran the...
Forum: General Q & A
05-19-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,205
Posted By apollard

SB is correct, I pull 2" at WOT with a light...

SB is correct, I pull 2" at WOT with a light load. More if I have it loaded with fuel or a couple of people. However, my hull is about topped out, and another 15-20 hp won't do much. IMO, 850 cfm is...
Forum: General Q & A
05-17-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By apollard

http://www.mercruiserparts.com/bam/subassembly/320...

http://www.mercruiserparts.com/bam/subassembly/32079/8457/285

Part #40 is what you are talkign about I believe - they aren't cheap for such a small part
Forum: General Q & A
04-28-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,885
Posted By apollard

DB. Have had no issue with it.

DB. Have had no issue with it.
Forum: General Q & A
04-28-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,784
Posted By apollard

The feature it doesn't have is the ability to...

The feature it doesn't have is the ability to reference the boost under the blower, so it could not pull spark when the pressure went up. The MAP sensor is integral to the throttle body, so on a blow...
Forum: General Q & A
04-27-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,885
Posted By apollard

Higher amps mostly. Although the GM 10si...

Higher amps mostly. Although the GM 10si alternators like this one are highly reliable and if needed, can be rebuilt for $20 in parts.
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