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  1. jlp0217

    Removing de-zinc-ed brass through hull tailpiece

    Anyone got any good ideas for removing the remains of a de-zinced tailpiece from a ball valve without destroying the ball valve's threads? Everytime I try to remove a hose a hose from a through hull, the tailpiece just breaks off, rather than the hose coming off. But this one when I took a...
  2. jlp0217

    Alt temp concerns

    I looked at my Balmar 612D regulator the other day thinking about looking at the advanced programming to see if I thought anything needed tweeked. Found the following Error codes: E54 - Alt 2 Temp Sense Mode E23 - Alt 2 Hot E22 - Alt 1 Hot E17 - Alt 2 Temp Open I cleared the codes but still had...
  3. jlp0217

    Did I make a mistake?

    My engine (Perkins 4.236) has 2 alternaters which I replaced last summer. I also removed the 2 to 3 Diode pack and replaced with ACRs. Late last fall I decided to replace the new alternators' internal regulation with a Balmar 612 Dual. I'm now wondering if that was the right choice. The...
  4. jlp0217

    I'm having trouble with new alternator.

    I've been a long time reader, but this is my first post. I'm having trouble getting new alternators to work. Both my old alternators died last week, and I was able to get replacements (not exact replacements) in Prince Rupert, Canada. The new ones are "self exciting" Prestallite 8MR2069TA...