A4 Overhaul - First Start - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Engines > Gas > Atomic 4
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 05-26-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
simmonct is on a distinguished road
A4 Overhaul - First Start

Hello, I just completed the assembly of my A4 after an overhaul. I am ready to attempt my first start after the rebuild and wanted to get some tips/pointers from the Sailnet community.

One question, I am looking for a manual oil pressure gauge to install for tuning...any suggestions? Preferably something available at an AutoZone.

Also, I don't have a fancy setup (as I've seen on YouTube, etc)...does anyone have any suggestions for a basic setup that will allow me to start/stop/tune the motor while on the bench?

Thanks for your thoughts!

-Chris
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-26-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,072
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Re: A4 Overhaul - First Start

Cool. Hope the re-start goes well. You could use a cheapo from Harbor Freight (Engine Oil Pressure Test Kit), or permanently install one from Moyer on the engine (Moyer Marine Online Store). Just some ideas.
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-28-2013
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,282
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
Re: A4 Overhaul - First Start



Pretty much any gauge will fit right into the 1/8 NPT pressure sender spot with a 1/8 male X 1/4 female fitting



You just need a jumper wire from the battery to the coil and I find a push button starter tester better for turning over the motor than jamming in a screwdriver

__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by tommays; 05-28-2013 at 03:31 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
atomic 4 , overhaul , rebuild

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caliber 40 Refrigeration overhaul loyola Caliber 3 04-15-2013 11:58 AM
Rudder Overhaul ranes Gear & Maintenance 51 02-18-2009 05:52 PM
Overhaul Cost haukebo Gear & Maintenance 15 12-18-2006 04:18 PM
DIY diesel overhaul jeffb General Discussion (sailing related) 2 12-09-2005 06:03 PM
winch overhaul jasonsiriska Gear & Maintenance 5 04-04-2002 06:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:04 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.