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 on: Yesterday at 09:39:05 AM 
Started by Gary Brockman - Last post by Ron Hill
Gary : Sounds like you're doing it correctly on break in. 
Kevin mentioned "break in oil".  When I installed my M25XPB I used the regular auto oil for break in and then shifted to Mobile 1 synthetic.

a few thoughts 

 on: Yesterday at 09:30:45 AM 
Started by Steve_in_lex - Last post by Ron Hill
Guys : I have cigarette lighter plugs in the Vberth; 2 in the main cabin and one aft.

However, don't buy the el-cheapo female cigarette lighter plugs.  Spend a few more $$ and go with the Blue Sea brand.  You won't regret it!! 

Don't forget to fuse that line!!!   8)

A few thoughts

 on: June 02, 2023, 05:50:27 PM 
Started by Steve_in_lex - Last post by Noah
I digress: It would be an interesting thread on “where I sleep”, (maybe there is one) but I sleep in the aft cabin and have installed a cigarette-style Blue Sea plug in the aft cabin for my phone and one in the V-berth (for guests and my dinghy air pump).

 on: June 02, 2023, 02:30:13 PM 
Started by Steve_in_lex - Last post by Jim Hardesty
Some fixtures also have USB charging which I find convenient.

I added a cigarette lighter plug at the starboard side, that's the side I sleep on, I do like my phone plugged in there.  Been many nights I wake up and check the GPS on my phone to see if I've moved from anchor or check where the thunderstorm I'm hearing is heading.  I've tried some of the anchor alarm apts and found them lacking.  Nice idea but haven't found one that works well enough to use.

 on: June 02, 2023, 12:23:18 PM 
Started by Steve_in_lex - Last post by Kyle Ewing
If removing for shooting, you might consider replacing with led. Some fixtures also have USB charging which I find convenient.  I went with these:

 on: June 02, 2023, 08:25:16 AM 
Started by Steve_in_lex - Last post by Steve_in_lex
Thanks all. The lights in the forward cabin used to work fine, then the port one went out a year ago and now the starboard.  These are very helpful tips for diagnosing the problem.

 on: June 02, 2023, 07:53:18 AM 
Started by Steve_in_lex - Last post by scgunner

The cabin lights on my boat are wired in series so if there is a broken connection in one light every one forward of it goes out too. When rebedding a stanchion I inadvertently crushed the wires under a stanchion washer which grounded the system causing all the lights forward of it to go out. You might check that run of wires and make sure they aren't fouled on anything.

 on: June 02, 2023, 07:36:54 AM 
Started by Gary Brockman - Last post by scgunner

The idea of varying engine RPM during the break in period is so the motor doesn't take a "set" at one particular RPM. The manual is not specific about times at certain RPM because it's not that important. It's only important to make sure you're running through the RPM range during the break in period. Of course you don't want to max it out until you've got that initial 25 hours under your belt. Sounds like what you're doing is fine.

By comparison when breaking in an automobile the only caveat is don't run above a certain RPM during the break in period. Since you're constantly changing the RPM in a car during the normal course of driving it's not necessary to worry about varying RPM. While in a boat you will usually run a set RPM sometimes for hours at a time.

I know cars used to have a break in oil which was changed at the end of the break in period. I don't know if your motor has a break in oil but it's probably a good idea to change oil upon completion of the break in period.

 on: June 01, 2023, 06:14:29 PM 
Started by Gary Brockman - Last post by Gary Brockman
Just finished the installation of a new Universal M25XPB in Squall. The PRM transmission is longer than the Hurth so we needed to install a shorter packing box and trim off part of the shaft to get the engine to fit. In order to get proper alignment, 3/8" pads had to be mounted under the engine mounts. To maintain a safe clearance, part of the top step had to be altered.

The Universal manual calls for a 50 hour initial conditioning period requirement.  It calls for running the engine at varying rpms during the first 25 hours of operation. For the second 25 hours the engine may be run at varying rpms with short runs at full rpm.

My question is what is running at varying rpms actually mean. So far, I have ran the engine for six hour, ranging my rpms from 1200 to 2400 for periods no longer than 10 minutes per setting. Is this the right amount of time for each setting, or is it too long, or can I go longer?

I am trying to get the initial 25 hours in by going out for 2 to 3 hours each day so I can have it completed by June 9th before a weekend of point to point races.

Thanks for any help I can get.

 on: June 01, 2023, 01:58:03 PM 
Started by pbyrne - Last post by Ron Hill
pby : I don't think you have a problem!!

A gasoline auto engine always will idle much smoother than a diesel.
i would say your shaft movement is normal.
On your coolant leak - have you placed a fuel diaper under the engine?  Annual Loss of all of the fluid in the coolant recovery bottle is NOT normal. You have a leak!
I always adjusted the valves myself (with a helper) every 1000 hrs. 

A few thoughts

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