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Forum: Bristol   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By ericirvine
Thanks again. Eric, I think my setup is not as...

Thanks again. Eric, I think my setup is not as good as yours. If you look at the photo below you can see the vertical drop between the mount/pivot hole and the slot is about 1.5 inches, and either...
Forum: Bristol   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Companionway Lock

All,

Thanks for the replies.

Eric, that photo is exactly what I thought mine would look like, though the offset on the bar would be bigger on mine I think. With this arrangement, the bar...
Forum: Bristol   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By ericirvine
Companionway Lock

I have a Bristol 29.9 with a missing companionway lock (or at least partly missing). I was wondering if anyone has the same setup and could describe the missing part(s) or post a photo.

There is...
Forum: Diesel   09-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Universal diesel 5416 - oil change

Many thanks to Mark for the list of part numbers for maintenance items.

I thought I would add a couple of tidbits to whats already been said.

The Universal 5416 is based on the Kubota Z751...
Forum: Diesel   07-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Diesel engine

Dan,

I bought a Bristol 29.9 with a Universal 5416 that had a similar story - raw water pump leak ignored or not noticed leading to saltwater inside crankcase. Mechanic told PO that engine was...
Forum: Diesel   07-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Universal M25 Fuel Injector Replacement

Thanks so much for responding to my question about the air filter and the noise level of the old one vs the K&N. It's nice to know that it was not just my imagination that a lot of noise is coming...
Forum: Diesel   07-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,592
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Universal M25 Fuel Injector Replacement

Hi,

Thanks for a great post. I replaced the injectors on my 5416, but paid a bit more for mine than you - ah well, support your local Kubota dealer :)

I noticed the air filter in your photos....
Forum: Diesel   07-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Compression release lever

Denise,

I have a 5416 with the same lever. The manual warns against using it while the engine is running. It is intended to help start the engine by hand crank, or with a weak battery or poor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,409
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

Delta-T,

Thanks for the info on your repair-in-progress, I have not found much info on repairing the centerboard cable systems on Bristols (or any other boats). Yours is very detailed and...
Forum: Diesel   03-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By ericirvine
Re: how to pull a motor?

Xymotic,

Did you say you had access to a crane for pulling masts? I used a hand operated mast crane (chain fall type?), at my marina to lift my Universal 5416 out. It weighs a bit less than your...
Forum: Diesel   01-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Universal 5424 vs 5416 parts

Mark,

A leaking raw water pump (Sherwood), caused serious internal damage to my engine before I bought her.

I had an Oberdorfer on a previous boat engine (A4) and never had an ounce of trouble...
Forum: Diesel   01-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Universal 5424 vs 5416 parts

Bill,

Having recently rebuilt my 5416 I can tell you that all the engine block parts are readily available from Kubota and are pretty inexpensive.

I also replaced the OEM raw water pump from...
Forum: Diesel   01-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By ericirvine
Re: One tiny piece of metal is ruining my life.

Update:

there is an alternative part number, 15261-96010. Lots of online Kubota parts places have this.

Eric
Forum: Diesel   01-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By ericirvine
Re: One tiny piece of metal is ruining my life.

Jordan,

As ebs has said, the 5411 you have is a marinized Kubota block, the Z500 I think, which is used in the B5100 tractor.

if you go to the Kubota web page for parts you can navigate your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 13,035
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Major problem in mexico

Thanks Greg,

Your story reminded me of a similar experience in a small Baja village where we asked in one small store for something that they did not have, but informed us of another store that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Building the Fairlie 55

What a treat for the senses.

Thanks
Forum: Atomic 4   12-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Sailing while A-4 is in gear

Magnolia,

You asked: ericirvine - question: why should it be in forward? Also, I assume, this is only if you are using the motor and sails at the same time? Not if you are just sailing, correct?
...
Forum: Diesel   11-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild

Hi David

Special Tools? - not much. In my garage, I used a block and tackle (from an old mainsheet system) to lift the engine off the floor. I made a wooden dolly for the motor to sit on from...
Forum: Diesel   11-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild

Hey, I'm following Jim too. Does that mean I'm chasing my own tail :D

Eric
Forum: Diesel   11-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild

David,

you asked: One choice I have a question about.
Why did you give the cleaning the parts job to the mechanic?
At first thought one would think that would be something you could have done.
...
Forum: Diesel   11-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild

David.

Sorry, I did not mention having a book, I didn't mean to imply I did not use one.

The Service manual that I mentioned giving to the machine shop did contain the kind of information I...
Forum: Diesel   11-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild

David,

you said:But I suppose that you were assuming the risk, all he needed to do was the specific machine operation you contracted him to do

Actually, it was slightly different from that. I...
Forum: Diesel   11-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild

David,

Good questions. I'll try to answer


Re: Eric's 5416 Rebuild
So here goes with my questions:

[I]Now that you are all done what condition do you figure the engine is in now? Good...
Forum: Diesel   11-24-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,235
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Atomic 5411 diesel rebuild

Glad to help if I can. I'm no expert authority on diesels though. I have never had to maintain one till now:)

Eric
Forum: Diesel   11-24-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,235
Posted By ericirvine
Re: Atomic 5411 diesel rebuild

MrHoneyDew,

Thanks. I would recommend setting up a test rig, I did and it was pretty easy. I was also very glad I made a cheap little dolly to attach the engine to as it works well for testing. ...
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