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KWKloeber

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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 06:28:07 PM »

I thought that that was the purpose of the new style bell housing that "excepted with the cut out that "accepted" the 3" HX.   Could you get that the dipstick with your old bracket?   I haven't seen any XPs with other than your new style brackets, and the brackets that were brazed right onto the HX   
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 06:30:20 PM »

My old HX did have the bracket braised on.
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 06:39:03 PM »

 And with that you had no issue accessing the dipstick?

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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 07:07:42 PM »

Ancient history, it was a "new" boat, before I paid attention to such things. So I can't say.
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 08:10:32 PM »

If I remember correctly my HX is mounted in a cradle bolted to the underside of the aft cabin floor. I'm out of town so can't check for sure.
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2017, 09:35:21 AM »

Closing the "HX loop" on this: Victory was achieved this weekend in my HX vs Transmission dipstick battle. I relocated HX from engine to the aft engine compartment bulkhead instead. I made a 1/4 aluminum base plate (5-1/2  in. x 10 in.) and bolted on the saddle brackets that came with my SeaKamp HX and then bolted the whole shabang to the aft bulhead of the engine compartment, with bolt heads through to the aft bunk which, are hidden by the mattress edge. While it now allows easy, full access to the transmission, it did complicate the hose run a bit, requiring longer hoses and also created a bit of a PIA to tighten hose clamps. But, all-in-all a win!! It was also a good learning exercise for me, a non-machanic, to do some basic engine tinkering, including going through the coolent "burping" scenario for the first time.
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2017, 05:22:53 PM »

Looks good. The zinc will be a little easier to get to as well.
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2017, 06:49:12 PM »

Yep! Looks like the area could use a coat or two of white bilge paint, sooner than later. You busy? :abd:
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 07:09:41 PM »

Very "cool" Hx  Noah.  Nice install and more convenient.

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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 09:47:26 PM »

Nice work! I'm an old engine junkie and appreciate how much harder it is to work in such cramped quarters.
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Re: Heat Exchanger install can't remove transmission dipstick.
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2017, 10:00:19 PM »

Hi Noah, as hot and humid as it's been in San Diego lately, I think rebedding my opening ports in the salon sounds better.
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