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    No swivel. That would be nice. I may buy a...

    No swivel. That would be nice. I may buy a new base this winter. I'll look into a swivel, as getting in and out of the driver seat has always been a bit tight, and this seat was not set up for...
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    Sorry this is late!

    Sorry this is late!
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    Seat is in and secure. Tough getting those long...

    Seat is in and secure. Tough getting those long screws in the base with a stubby screwdriver! I put loctite on all threads when mounting the slides and a washer on the opposite side of the slide...
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    Slides do not match up with "universal mounting...

    Slides do not match up with "universal mounting board" or with base of the chair. Front lines up, but back is 1/2 inch off. I am drilling new recesses for screws today and will install. Thanks...
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    Thanks, I'll work on this tomorrow and let you...

    Thanks, I'll work on this tomorrow and let you know how it comes out.
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    New seat mounting

    I just bought a new Wise flip up bolster seat to replace my driver seat on my 99 Outback. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wise-Flip-Up-Bolster-Driver-or-Passenger-Bucket-Seat/23591200 The new seat...
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    Motor Mount Bolt Size

    I am missing a bolt for the front motor mount. short of pulling one out, does anyone know the size and length?

    Thanks
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    5 hours of break-in in the books, 2 more to go....

    5 hours of break-in in the books, 2 more to go. No problems so far. Oil down less than half a quart. Topped it off. No leaks, all seems well.

    Engine sounds a bit different than the old one. Can't...
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    They put 15 40 in it. I just heard it run at the...

    They put 15 40 in it. I just heard it run at the shop and should have it in the water on Thursday.

    I'll look at my owners manual and see what it says for initial break in. The engine builder says...
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    Break in procedures for rebuilt engine

    New block, new heads, valves. Bearings were in good shape as were pistons. New rings etc.

    What is the recommended break in time? My former partner in the boat broke it in last time and if I...
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    Problem found

    Small crack in the block was found between 4and 6 on the right side, as well as a missing piece of the head gasket. No scorching of the cylinder walls from leaking gasses but the damage is done....
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    Had two new mechanics listen to the boat...

    Had two new mechanics listen to the boat yesterday with timing advanced to factory settings. Both said bad camshaft.
    They will tear down top half and see what else needs to be done. I'll report...
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    Thanks. I have gotten the same response on...

    Thanks. I have gotten the same response on another forum. I hope it isn't ruined, but it may be. I used the boat for two months after the initial spark knock. We turned down the timing until the...
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    Just wondering if anyone thinks it could be a...

    Just wondering if anyone thinks it could be a leaking head gasket between cylinders? No oil is leaking from outside gaskets.

    Idle was fine for the last few weeks. No change or jump in idle...
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    I understand. I hope to get a compression test...

    I understand. I hope to get a compression test done and then a leak down on any cylinders that are weak. I too think a rebuild is in order. Just hoping to get through the last 60 days or so of...
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    I have not run a computer diagnostic yet. I have...

    I have not run a computer diagnostic yet. I have a CAR MD unit, but there is no where to plug it in. (that I can see) The computer is under the steering wheel and dash.

    The boat is idling much...
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    I turned the fuel up on the primary. (on both...

    I turned the fuel up on the primary. (on both sides,one full turn) Had more power and held speed better. (slighter knock at take off ) Mechanic does not think the chain has stretched, but we may...
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    New plug wires are on. I found a set of Indmar...

    New plug wires are on. I found a set of Indmar on E-Bay for $35. No change in how it runs, slight knock still there on start up. Mechanic will come out on Monday to ride and listen while I ski. ...
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    I'll let you know what happens next. Thanks for...

    I'll let you know what happens next. Thanks for all the help so far.

    I looked at a timing chain today on a similar boat engine that threw a rod. He opted for a new engine instead of a rebuild. ...
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    Found another arc in one of the plug wires. New...

    Found another arc in one of the plug wires. New wires will be here Wednesday or Thursday. Hope that will help the problems.
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    Carb is no longer leaking air. It settled down...

    Carb is no longer leaking air. It settled down the idle issue a bit. I advanced the timing and the knock came back. We are now thinking it's the timing chain as well. Thanks for the info and...
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    Good call. I checked the two gaskets under the...

    Good call. I checked the two gaskets under the carb by spraying carb cleaner and there was an air leak. When we took off the carb there was carb cleaner under the gaskets. One gasket hadn't even...
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    Thanks for the info. We found a bad spark wire...

    Thanks for the info. We found a bad spark wire tonight. (number 7) It was loose and shocked me when I tried to lift it off. The spark was coming through the black boot when I wiggled the wire on...
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    We have done that under load and it had to be...

    We have done that under load and it had to be retarded to stop the knock. I advanced it a bit and it was all good, I advanced a bit more and the knock came back, so I retarded it again. Bottom line...
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    Mechanic could not make it out today. It will be...

    Mechanic could not make it out today. It will be Monday before he can get here. Any suggestions that could help me out? Thanks
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