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Re: Switching oil-Universal 5416

Yes, the main thing is the jumper to the starter + post. That at least renders the system fairly safe, unless you count the ability to reliably start the engine as a safety feature! In my opinion, the existing wiring is not even adequate for low current signals like the starter solenoid.

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JACKSONKEV if you have more questions, please start you own thread, as we seem to be drifting away from the topic of oil.


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Yes, thanks...I was thinking the same thing. I'll do a little poking around next time I'm down at the boat and might start a new thread based on my findings.

Before I do that though....since it was brought up in an earlier post. As I have yet to install one, does it make a difference if do not have a battery charger?
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JACKSONKEV if you have more questions, please start you own thread, as we seem to be drifting away from the topic of oil.
Its hardly the worst case of thread drift Ive seen...I mean for a start, it still concerns boats....

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Re: Switching oil-Universal 5416

CRITICAL UPGRADES - DO THESE OR ELSE!!!

This is one of a series of Critical Upgrades that apply to many Universal engines and different boat manufacturers.

and this one: http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4546.15.html

You should get up to speed by reading them and the links therein.

Synth oil is useless and unnecessary. There have been reports of synth oil attacking seals, like on your oil pan. Not good. Dino is just fine.

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'There have been reports of synth oil attacking seals, like on your oil pan."

There are reports of many things, some of them untrue. What would be the mechanism for synthetic oil attacking seals, considering that it's chemically identical to dino oil?

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Wow...thanks. I'll check and see if the previous owner upgraded the wiring harness, etc. I may need to circle back and start a new thread if I can't figure out the deal down there.

Just to gripe a bit but the lazerette on my new (to me) Ericson 30+ is too tight for me (5'10" 180lbs) to fit in and access much other than the immediate space below the point of entry. On my old Ericson 29, I could have spent the night down there if my wife threw me out.

I may have to hire an electrician based on size, not skill, if I find I need to upgrade. I kid, but holy cow, if I was any bigger, I'm not sure I'd even be able to get out once I've stuffed myself in there.
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...since it was brought up in an earlier post. As I have yet to install one, does it make a difference if do not have a battery charger?
I assume that you mean a 110VAC battery charger. This will only be of benefit if you spend some time at a slip with 110VAC power.

If you do have a slip, then I would definitely invest in a 30A INTELLIGENT charger. Sterling and IOTA are brand names that I would recommend. I have an IOTA DLS-30/IQ4 on my boat.

More than that; it sounds like you need a bigger boat, with a more comfortable lazerette!


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More than that; it sounds like you need a bigger boat, with a more comfortable lazerette!
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