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Forum: Fuel System 12-10-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sastanley
Uh oh...might be an air leak..don't worry we'll...

Uh oh...might be an air leak..don't worry we'll help you get it sorted!!
Forum: General Maintenance 12-10-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By sastanley
Wink +2 Me three!

+2 Me three!
Forum: General Maintenance 12-09-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By sastanley
joe, that reminds me of another old school trick...

joe, that reminds me of another old school trick of using rolls of toilet paper for emergency fuel and oil filters, if you have a canister style filter and can get it to fit.
Forum: General Maintenance 12-08-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up +1 on teaching daughters to use tools. They don't...

+1 on teaching daughters to use tools. They don't have to be mechanics..but they should own a few and know how to use some basic tools. I've tried to teach mine the same. When we work on her truck,...
Forum: General Interest 12-07-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By sastanley
depends on if it runs,or not..or if it is frozen....

depends on if it runs,or not..or if it is frozen. Frozen, you might offer to take it off their hands. Running, maybe a few to several hundred if it is complete and compression numbers are known. Also...
Forum: Introductions 12-07-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By sastanley
Fred, Greg's comment is interesting. I am a...

Fred, Greg's comment is interesting. I am a scatterbrain..When I was a newbie on this forum, and I was trying to get a handle on the A4, I was all over the map.

I've learned that when these guys...
Forum: Fuel System 12-06-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By sastanley
Lightbulb Well..this seems like as good a place as any to...

Well..this seems like as good a place as any to post this link! Especially since lots of us lug our own fuel to the boat anyway.:)

https://www.pure-gas.org/
Forum: General Maintenance 11-30-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By sastanley
Russ, I used to religiously close every seacock...

Russ, I used to religiously close every seacock when I exited the boat. I am getting a little lazy with that these days, but also fresh hoses and double clamps and regular inspection help build...
Forum: Grampian 11-30-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,069
Posted By sastanley
Trina/Paul. I had a '78 Civic with a bad...

Trina/Paul. I had a '78 Civic with a bad (slightly stripped) adjuster screw on the points..it would rattle loose and close up the points on me if I ran her too long..

+1 what Dan said...I think we...
Forum: Fuel System 11-29-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By sastanley
Steve, if you can get carb'd motorcycles to run,...

Steve, if you can get carb'd motorcycles to run, this engine should be similar, and also can be susceptible to the same problems as motorcycles that don't run often (stale gas, gum/varnish in carbs,...
Forum: Grampian 11-29-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,069
Posted By sastanley
Rolling south! :):) +1 on the fuel pressure...

Rolling south! :):)

+1 on the fuel pressure gauge.
Forum: Fuel System 11-28-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By sastanley
Exclamation hold the phone!

Steve, exactly the opposite. Higher octane fuel burns slower, and is designed for high compression engines. At only 6.3:1 compression ratio, a lower octane fuel will perform better in the A-4. What...
Forum: Fuel System 11-25-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By sastanley
Since I had no idea, I rebuilt mine over the...

Since I had no idea, I rebuilt mine over the winter a couple seasons after I got the boat...but it was low on the priority list.

The way you tell is that if the diaphragm is compromised, it leaks...
Forum: Links of Particular Interest 11-25-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,059
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up +1, Bought some small stuff from them for things...

+1, Bought some small stuff from them for things like chainplate reinforcement.
Forum: Grampian 11-25-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By sastanley
I think I'd try vinegar or maybe bleach before I...

I think I'd try vinegar or maybe bleach before I reverted to the acid.
If you do use the acid, be sure to have a 100% chemical mask..that stuff is nasty out in the open boat yard, I can't imagine...
Forum: General Interest 11-22-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By sastanley
Maybe MMO is really 49/49 Acetone/ATF with 2%...

Maybe MMO is really 49/49 Acetone/ATF with 2% sweet smelling stuff! :D (this is a joke..I have no idea.) :rolleyes:
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 11-21-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By sastanley
Old laxer...we can talk. I have a project car...

Old laxer...we can talk. I have a project car that hasn't run in about 6 years..I need another motor to work on like I need a hole in my head. :rolleyes: - but that all means nothing...always...
Forum: Grampian 11-21-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By sastanley
I agree...those are much prettier than the...

I agree...those are much prettier than the mid-70's Grampians with the choppy cabins.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 11-21-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By sastanley
Question Rkiesow, any compression numbers on the block...

Rkiesow, any compression numbers on the block without the holes in it? :confused:
Forum: Alberg 11-19-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,177
Posted By sastanley
Greg, that all looks great. I do wonder about...

Greg, that all looks great. I do wonder about corrosion of the metal parts of the straps. No real basis, just a wonder..maybe we can slather it with petro jelly or some anti sieze or something. On...
Forum: Grampian 11-19-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,069
Posted By sastanley
The gale came thru here with sunny skies and...

The gale came thru here with sunny skies and whipping out of the NW. We raced the Colgate 26 Easy Button on #3 of 4 Frostbite races today. We had no chance on the bigger boats, as a Henderson 30...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-10-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By sastanley
Great photo and update. 2.7 is way better than...

Great photo and update. 2.7 is way better than 0.5!!! :):):)
Forum: General Maintenance 11-10-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By sastanley
Tom, Funny you say that. I went into the local...

Tom, Funny you say that. I went into the local CVS and asked the cashier (a female) for the cheapest brightest nail polish. I explained I was getting it for timing marks on a boat motor, and she...
Forum: Grampian 11-09-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,069
Posted By sastanley
Yucko on the duckweed from a boat perspective. Is...

Yucko on the duckweed from a boat perspective. Is it good environmentally for the Bay and southern tributaries? :confused:

Regardless, go the PT-26! :cool:
Forum: Cooling System 11-09-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By sastanley
I have also found sometimes you need to prime the...

I have also found sometimes you need to prime the pump..a nice short hose and a bucket right next to the pump..or you pull the hose from the thru-hull and make it vertical and fill it with water to...
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