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Search: Posts Made By: MitchM
Forum: Diesel 03-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15,161
Posted By MitchM
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

here's a great other way to buy yourself a new prop shaft key , prop shaft coupler, and gearbox, while w rrecking your summer vacation ...:

run your faithful OEM diesel ...
Forum: Diesel 09-05-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By MitchM
you'll love the speedseal. made changing ...

you'll love the speedseal. made changing out raw water impellers a piece of cake. i also bought a jabsco impeller puller which really simplifies the job of pulling ...
Forum: Diesel 09-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By MitchM
if you have rust in the pulley grooves it...

if you have rust in the pulley grooves it can lead to premature belt wear and 'black dust' from the belts' prematurely wearing. Rx: you can clean the grooves of rust with ...
Forum: Diesel 09-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By MitchM
one can check for a bent con rod using a ...

one can check for a bent con rod using a test with a piece of solder bent at a right angle to see whether the solder compresses evenly when each piston is (manually) ...
Forum: Diesel 09-05-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By MitchM
is the football gizmo connected by a hose ...

is the football gizmo connected by a hose or pipe to drain into the raw water filter?looks like it in the picture ..
is the football gizmo able to be opened at its top...
Forum: Diesel 09-05-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By MitchM
before you worry about a starter/strter ...

before you worry about a starter/strter solenoid going, i think you might be losing volts from the battery into the starter & solenoid by longterm corrosion buildup in the wiring....
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 5,768
Posted By MitchM
yanmar recommends that you not use either...

yanmar recommends that you not use either the hd or the mixed weight oils in its engines. here in the great alkes, straight 30 weight goes into both the engine and the...
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,471
Posted By MitchM
if you are losing that much coolant i'd ...

if you are losing that much coolant i'd suspect (1) a leak in in your freshwater antifreeze coolant lines, pinhole leak or crack ? (2) a leaky seal in your freshwater a/f ...
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,948
Posted By MitchM
if you are upsizing the engine be sure to...

if you are upsizing the engine be sure to check what prop size and prop shaft diameter are required for a new engine. there has to be sufficient room under your hull to...
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By MitchM
none of my racors ever showed air at the ...

none of my racors ever showed air at the top. after changing a filter i'd fill the racor body with clean diesel fuel from a top - up bottle of fuel. does yours have the ...
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By MitchM
1) install the speed seal, it is so easy...

1) install the speed seal, it is so easy to remove the pump cover.no more tryng to align the #$%^ little pump cover bolts on t he asymmetric pump cover. 2) buy a ...
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By MitchM
are you handy with an electric 12 v dc test...

are you handy with an electric 12 v dc test meter? i'd put a 12v meter on the battery -red wire to positive terminal and black ground to negative post. measure battery voltage ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,877
Posted By MitchM
flex coupling/propshaft removal help?

can anyone with a centa or vetus flex coupling to your marine engine answer the following questions:

it appears that these flex couplings mount easily with 6 bolts onto the coupling in the...
Forum: Diesel 04-25-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By MitchM
i assume your mixing elbow dumps into a ...

i assume your mixing elbow dumps into a good and functional waterlock muffler and then runs out to a swan neck . in the absence of a following sea covering up your exhaust...
Forum: Diesel 04-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By MitchM
the OP stated: ..." Our water heater is...

the OP stated: ..." Our water heater is higher than the engine. It had a small stainless steel water tank for filling the engine with fluid next to the water heater and connected the water heater...
Forum: Diesel 04-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,284
Posted By MitchM
so will you plan to disable the on-engine...

so will you plan to disable the on-engine mechanical pump, or run both the original on engine camdrive pump, and your new electric diesel pump in series ? what is the ...
Forum: Diesel 04-25-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,665
Posted By MitchM
many yanmar engines require that you replace...

many yanmar engines require that you replace the old copper crush washer in the secondary filter with a new washer when replacing the on - engine fuel filter. if you do not ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-11-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 11,075
Posted By MitchM
well i was in love with the PSC 31 and...

well i was in love with the PSC 31 and pilothouse 34s before i saw the nauticats. the nauticat 33 or 321 packs a huge amount of storage space into a 33 ft boat....
Forum: Diesel 07-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,290
Posted By MitchM
Yanmar recommended coolant - NOT GREEN !

check the yanmar service bulletins. yanmar is no longer recommending the 'green' engine antifreeze', only the 'pink' engine long-life antifreeze. (don't confuse this with the ...
Forum: Diesel 07-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,870
Posted By MitchM
do you have the yanmar mechanic's service ...

do you have the yanmar mechanic's service manual (not the abbreviated free 'owner manual' )and the parts manual for this engine ? sure makes putting it back together easier.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,333
Posted By MitchM
tip for easing on the hoses..

i heat h 2 0 til it's very hot, then add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent. stick the hose into this soap mix for a minute or 2 and the hose will expand enough to slip ...
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