In winter, or if it's been weeks since I started it, my 2GM20F always starts immediately with a medium to wide open throttle (WOT).. You have to back it off once it starts (obviously). If the engine has been "in use", either winter/summer, it starts with no throttle. I had the same winter...
> but if your electric bill is a constant
But you're electric bill will no longer be constant. It will be MUCH higher now that you're circulating hot water around your boat (which cools it), and force the hot water tank elements to stay on much longer.
Actually the term is hard to find. Even Wikipedia doesn't have it. These are the only sites that have it, and it's spelled "through"... So Stu should stand corrected. :biggrin:
Sorry, not convinced that using an aftermarket SS elbow is any better than stock. Why? Cause my original lasted 30 years! Sure, it was blocked, but I don't believe that if it was SS that the result would be any different. The good folks at Tacoma Diesel said "bring it in every two years for...
Starting pulling out of my slip with my power cable still hooked up. While going in reverse, a guy just happened to be walking by and said "hey, your power cable is stilled hooked up!"... I switched to forward and gunned it... Saved it... Good thing my power cable had some slack!!
OK, so back to the turkey baster method argument.
I open the can in the sink (avoids spillage on the counter), and fill up the turkey baster. As I lift the baster, the atmospheric pressure inside/outside the baster equalizes, and it says in the baster, similar to putting your finger on a...
A lot of turkey basters are too thick to fit down the mouth of a gallon can. This one from dollar tree works:
Use one of the long cheap ones that have a narrow body. It has to fit loosely through the 1 gallon can, and be long enough to reach the bottom.
It's under the rubber rub rail. From the rear of the boat, pull it out on a warm day all the way to the bow and check/reseal each screw. On my boat, there were 3 holes that didn't have screws... All hidden from a previous repair or when the boat was manufactured. On a cold day, you can use a...
I have the same type of setup. The photo is old, the outboard is no longer with me, but the concept is the same. Mount the outboard on the swim step, which serves a couple of things:
1) It's now a trolling motor
2) It works with the autopilot and helm if set to center of the boat (using...
OK, so at 115 VAC, it DOES draw .63 amps and uses 73 watts. Now lets convert that to 12 VDC. We know that it needs 73 watts (that is consistent), so at 12 VDC that now becomes 6 AMPS. Even it you used the inverter full time (bad idea), it also contains losses to convert 12 VDC to 115 VAC...
For the price of converting you might as well get an isotherm, designed for low power.
Have you checked your exhaust elbow? A clogged elbow will cause smoke, slow starts and wasting fuel. They require cleaning every 3-5 years. Replaced mine a couple of years ago and made an amazing difference.
Always a good idea to have a spare H/W pressure valve. It is also a good idea to occasionally test it to clean out the crud, but if you do that, there is a chance that it will NOW start to leak, hence, the spare valve. The question is... WHY did it trip? Thermostat?