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Just helped a buddy of mine change a mechanical FP on his Mercruiser big block. The fuel and water pumps are combined in one unit, belt driven, with a separate oil sump to lube the fuel pump cam. Not sure any of y'all (I'm a Southern now) have such a set up, but if you do be sure to maintain the oil...
One STRONG caution: I have had (bad) experience with small fuel pumps like that one, and I've found out the hard way that SOME of them do not pump enough flow at the 5 psi or so needed to feed the carb at high throttle settings. In fact, the clunker now on my little boat (60 hp outboard) can't keep ...
Agreed that the mechanic pumps are reliable, but if you want to stay with the e-pump you'll need to trace and test your circuits to make sure the e-pump can run under the momentary (to fill the carb) and normal run conditions. If not, keep checking for 12 volts until you find the problem. Your circu...
- Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 am
- Forum: General Topics
- Topic: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration
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Not being a purist, and having back problems, I added an additional step to my ladder (and never regretted it). Did the same thing on my present boat.
- Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 am
- Forum: Engines
- Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
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An O-ring works just as well as that square gasket and tends NOT to fall in on you. On my homemade, I rubber cemented the wire that I stuck inside the tube ends and pushed the pieces together. Piece of cake and they worked perfectly for years. Jeff PS: My homemade O-ring was a bit thicker so, being ...