Recent content by AlexB

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    Uh, there's black gunk coming out of the mixing elbow...

    i would check coolant, blown head gasket gives white smock.
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    H340 1-2-Both Switch

    You are not suppoused to switch, when engine running, read manual. with simple test ligth you can pinpoint trouble spot and fix it.
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    336 Alternator Replacement

    what exactly is wrong with with alternator they are easy to to fix. and B+ wire just double to be safe.
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    Slight Bulge In My Batteries

    It looks like those batteries are not to start engine, so it's not an emergency. If they under warranty, replace, if not- just see, what happens. You can borrow capacity tester to check the condition.
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    Does my forestay need to be tightened

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2nqu4E587Q8J:https://www.marlow-hunter.com/wp-content/export/Owners-Manuals/356%2520Owners%2520Manual%25202004.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
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    Heat exchanger

    There is no coolant on raw water side of system.
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    Can I flood my engine trying to start it?

    sorry for spelling. first of all you should find out, if you are in danger. do you have raiser or not, is your wet ehsost water inlet higher, then muffler and ehsost outlet. if you are not sure, test is simple: disconect exhost hose from engine elbow or raiser and try to fill it with water(hose...
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    What do I need to have and what should I have on my 170 when I head out on the bay in NJ?

    Use Polaris navigation GPS app, free, works great, if you download maps. Works w/o internet.
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    Issue with engine power after replacing mixing elbow

    https://www.sailmagazine.com/diy/maintaining-your-diesel-exhaust very good info, read it, pay attention to position of motor to waterline.
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    Issue with engine power after replacing mixing elbow

    https://www.ebay.com/i/352423345141?chn=ps look at this design and resurch, why yours is diferent. that is what my deisel has, I like it more, there is no way, water gets into engine. mine is kubota, same basic design. https://www.betamarinenc.com/all-engines/ look how and where...
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    Issue with engine power after replacing mixing elbow

    does your enjine smocking now from tail? and what kind of muffler you have?
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    Issue with engine power after replacing mixing elbow

    Sure, you said, that elbow was clogged. What was there? Maybe same stuff stock on muffler. As I said before, diesel hates back pressure, even if it's not blocked completely, but reduces flow, it affects performance .
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    What do I need to have and what should I have on my 170 when I head out on the bay in NJ?

    get small outboard, not electrical, about $300, mayby less.
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    Issue with engine power after replacing mixing elbow

    no damage, just check if muffler also cloged. Diesel Engine does not like backpressure. on my boat there is no dust-no need for air filter at all.