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Messages - Jeff Tancock

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Main Message Board / Re: Tachometer
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:10:42 AM »
Recently my tach was ready high, then low, then bouncing around crazy at times. Then it would settle down eventually. I pulled it out and cleaned up the terminals, and was told to take a slot screw driver to the adjustable switch and move it back and forth between the three settings being careful to leave it where it was in the first place. This was meant to clean off the contacts.
It seems to have works as it was ready properly when I was done.
Let us know if it works for you.

Main Message Board / Re: Running Cables for Windlass
« on: September 17, 2019, 08:39:36 AM »
I just went through that in the spring.
After much thought I found out the easiest way on my boat was to remove the teak veneer plywood and cut out the upper starboard corner of the second piece of plywood to get access to the back, starboard side of the anchor locker and ran the wires through holes I drilled in the anchor locker, down into the locker under the V-berth. That's where I located the relay for easy access. Then I went straight back under the V-berth on the starboard  side, through the hanging locker and along the space below the shelf to the water fill hoses and straight down and across to the battery box. There were predrilled holes for the factory wiring so very easy. I did drill a hole in the starboard side of the battery box so I could enter there and go straight into the box. I found I had room in box for the circuit breaker. I also added  +ve and -ve buss bars for a tidy installation.

Main Message Board / Re: Sail number 534
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:27:20 PM »
Mine is scratched into the gelcoat on the starboard side of the transom just below the rubrail.
Looks like a grade two student did it.

Main Message Board / Re: Nicro Dorade (1989) Parts
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:46:29 AM »
Susan, Kevin,
Those look like something I need.
Are they a swap out fit?
Do they keep out the bugs and water?
Where did you find them?

Main Message Board / Re: Advice Requested: Battery Monitors
« on: May 29, 2019, 07:34:17 AM »
I just installed new batteries and refrigeration. I wanted to know consumption to decide on solar needs so I bought and installed a Victron 712.
Super easy to install, nice blue tooth to my cell phone and tablet and also give voltage of my reserve start battery.
I didn't do a lot of research so I'm not saying it is the best but I'm happy to have the info provided.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 24, 2019, 05:16:05 PM »
Not here
$97 new and $60 to look at them and do what they need to. Also they are so backed up it would take a week to get to them.
I figured I might as well spring for new and keep trying things in the meantime.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 23, 2019, 05:09:00 PM »
I'm hoping I ordered the right part nos.

70000-65209 for the injector and 17011-53620 for the gaskets.....

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 23, 2019, 03:48:58 PM »
Thanks Ron
I've just ordered the injectors. None in stock.
I'll try to locate your article although unlike you I have lost RPM in neutral as well.
Tomorrow I am going to go over all the fuel lines, vent etc and look for any place for air to get into the system.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:08:32 PM »
Talked to a local mechanic I know for a bit. He works on these engines quite a bit. He's too busy at this time of year to look at it any time soon.
He felt that the injectors couldn't be so bad that the engine would under perform in neutral. He gave me ideas on several things to check as I mentioned above.
I guess it's still a possibility though.
Thing is that the engine sounds smooth and seems to run well but it just tops out so early.
I'm planning on checking the RPMs too but it is still slow by at least a knot so that doesn't explain it.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:59:38 PM »
Bought and installed the new fuel pump.
No change! Waste of time and money.
Thought I had the fix. Crap!!!
Pulled the air intake/filter thing and tried the engine. No Change.
Changed the Racor again. No change.
I also opened up the bleed valve on the engine at full throttle to make sure there was excess fuel. There was.
I can't think of what next. Only thing that I haven't done is checked the exhaust riser.
The exhaust water blows out vigorously so I doubt that is restricted. Any suggestions on how to check the riser given how awkward that would be?
Any other thoughts?
I'm desperate!

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:04:12 PM »

I found the Facet Gold Flo FEP 87SV at a local automotive supply chain (Princess Auto) today at a good price after struggling to find one online that was in stock in Canada. They had 2 on the shelf!
Go figure!
Will try the install tomorrow.
Fingers crossed after the boat really struggled to make it back to the dock Sunday

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:33:14 AM »
So the more expensive would be the gold flow?
I read all those posts but its confusing as the different pumps are often referred to as "these pumps"or"those pumps".

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 18, 2019, 04:01:50 PM »
I'm not set on the cube. I just want a reliable pump.
The local napa store has the posi- flow (610-1051) which I think is cylindrical in stock so leaning that way but am open to suggestions.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:05:57 AM »
Before I buy the new pump does anyone have any recomendations or remorse after buying either the NAPA 610-1051, the Pro13SV or the FAC 40105 CUBE model?

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:15:26 AM »
All good thoughts
I just did a 4 hour run at full throttle and it runs well, just doesn't have the top end. The last 20% of throttle doesn't change anything.
I am thinking that I will change the fuel pump first after hearing that the ticking doesn't mean the pump is healthy. (Thanks Roland).
Even if that takes care of it I will pull the injectors and have a look at the glow plugs as they are both high on my suspect list.
I've read up on pulling the injectors but know nothing about pulling glow plugs.
Thanks for all your thoughts.

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