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Old 05-28-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default 1991 Maxum

I was given a 1991 Maxum 2100 SR? SC? (it's a bow rider) with a Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha 1 Gen 2 outdrive. It was in decent to good shape, I have it about 3/4's cleaned up.

I just finished changing all the Bellows, Bell housing etc, everypart at the transom end and I just picked up all my tools that where thrown about the yard completing the job.

I need/want to change the plugs. But how the heck do you get to them? what do I need to remove?

Also anyone know where I can get fitted mooring cover?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have that engine, the plugs are right down low you can get to them without removing anything but with the manifolds in place it makes them hard to see

Well thats with my cover off my engine you can work on each side.
if your engine is sort of in a hole, if you know what I mean thats going to make it harder

Without the manifold on you can see the plug holes

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, what else would I need to take off other than the manifolds. If it's just 2 new manifold gaskets and a few hours of extra work it might be worth the time and cost.

This "FREE" boat has got me for $1100.00 for just parts so far.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
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You don't need to take the manifolds off I just showed that picture to make the position easier to see

You don't need to take anything off other than the spark plug caps

My boat has cost me more than that and I haven't even been on water with it yet

And mine wasn't free
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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I hear ya.... I've had this lawn ornament for 2 years now...(anyone that is changing the u-joint bellows on an A1G2 buy the sleeve instalation tool it will save you 2 years of frustration)....I washed it once that's the only water it has seen.

Maybe a small extendable mirror will help, I've always shopped in the husky department :roll: so even a kinda medium open is tough.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Finally got the lower unit on last night, ready for a yard test on Friday night, and if all goes well could hit the water by next weekend. If the yard test goes well, I believe all I have left is to:

change Plugs
oil change
new lower gear oil
trim limit adjustment
new battery
polish -->wax -->buff

please add anything I might of missed?

in the imortal words of Borat "I'm sooo excite"
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #7
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The word 'boat' is actually an acronym = Break Out Another Thousand.

Good luck with your boat, it will all be worth it once you're out on the water!
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:24 PM   #8
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That's funny! Have not heard that one.

I'm thinking of naming our B.O.A.T. Genesis 6:14
(from Evan Almighty)

Seems your about to set sail, pintail

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Old 06-02-2008, 12:50 PM   #9
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2nd yard test was "great success", needed to have the carb cleaned and a couple of other misses. Everything was working except for the tach? Anybody have any ideas? It has a 4.3lx for a motor.
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clean all the contacts on the tach and at the coil....if it still isn't working ..the replace the tach...

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