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by CapnGary
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whistle noise when shifting in gear
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

Re: whistle noise when shifting in gear

update..... with engines off, transmissions in neutral, I can grab one shaft and rotate it easily. The other one has resistance, and a 'squishing' noise. I have to use a screwdriver levering the bolts to rotate it. Could there be something stuck in the shaft log?, could poor shaft alignment cause th...
by CapnGary
Wed May 06, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New member with questions, Sedan 32
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: New member with questions, Sedan 32

If you run A/C, on the hook, you will need a big generator. I took mine out because it was too problematic, difficult to service, and made servicing the twin 318's difficult. (ONan 6.5K) My age (70) means being a contortionist to work on engines is not good. I carry around my Honda 2000 generator. I...
by CapnGary
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whistle noise when shifting in gear
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

Re: whistle noise when shifting in gear

The PO, who was a motor guy, (now deceased), left some ATF+4 synthetic transmission fluid on the boat. Somewhere I thought I read that Chrysler transmissions use that. So that's what I put in the things. Now I see Dextron III should have been what is used. Does it matter? I obviously am not a 'motor...
by CapnGary
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whistle noise when shifting in gear
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

Re: whistle noise when shifting in gear

fluid is checked and good. didn't check filter, but if clutch discs slip, what can I do about that.?
by CapnGary
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whistle noise when shifting in gear
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

Re: whistle noise when shifting in gear

thanks for thoughts. I plan on checking the trans fluid stuff again today. As far as the fuel issues, I haven't done anything to that stuff, but then why would it only 'whistle' when in gear? Out of gear, the noise quits. Engines start easy and idle nicely, so I assumed the carbs, filters, fuel pump...
by CapnGary
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whistle noise when shifting in gear
Replies: 18
Views: 2277

whistle noise when shifting in gear

Both engines, Velvet drives, a bit of time after changing transmission fluid, developed a whistle like noise when engaged in forward. I repacked the stuffing box, thinking it was that, but it didn't change it. I checked the fluid in transmission. I looked too full, so I took some out and it did not ...
by CapnGary
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: rust discharge from one engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: rust discharge from one engine

Good thoughts, thanks,
They are raw water cooled. In brackish water this past one year. In freshwater the rest of it's prior life. I did install flushouts and use them every time the boat is returned to dock to make sure freshwater is in the system. Temp and oil have been OK so far.
Capn Gary
by CapnGary
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: rust discharge from one engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

rust discharge from one engine

One of my twin 318's has a very strong rust discharge when starting it. The other one does not. After a minute or so, it clears up. The engines have about 1900 hours on them and seem to run good and smooth. Is this discharge a problem? What could it be from? Thanks in advance for any answers. Capn G...
by CapnGary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Alcohol / Electric Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 7862

Re: Alcohol / Electric Stove

I had a Kenyon butane single burner stove on a Macgregor that worked great. Then I bought a portable one. 1 burner. Now when we make coffee, need a frying pan, etc, when on anchor, we use that. The 2 burner stove on the 32' M uses a lot of electric, like a microwave. The alcohol portion of that, wor...
by CapnGary
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: 32 Sedan Adding Air Conditioning
Replies: 27
Views: 9533

Re: 32 Sedan Adding Air Conditioning

now I that figured out the pics, if you need anything more, let me know.

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