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Forum: Engines 07-28-2015, 10:21 PM
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Posted By spydermann22
Mike, I think having a shop look at it is a good...

Mike, I think having a shop look at it is a good call. I may have a crack in it as well.
Thanks for all of your help!
I will let you know when I am up and running again and what I find.
Forum: Engines 07-28-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
All of the rust had wiped out very easily with...

All of the rust had wiped out very easily with some wd40 on a rag.
The vent is above the motor.
The pockets in the top of the intake were full of water.
Forum: Engines 07-28-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
I am currently covering the entire boat with a...

I am currently covering the entire boat with a tarp over the cover.
I think the issue starts when it rains/storms after we use the boat. Hot or warm engine, cold water getting dumped on it. This...
Forum: Engines 07-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
The intake gasket leaks from the outside of the...

The intake gasket leaks from the outside of the gasket (top side of the head).
Both sides must be leaking as I had water in both banks.
Last year I had this issue and removed all of the exhaust....
Forum: Engines 07-27-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
IT HAPPENED AGAIN! Water filled the engine...

IT HAPPENED AGAIN! Water filled the engine again :-(
2000, 2300 SC, 5.7 Alpha one.
Well, the Intake Gasket was definitely the culprit last time, letting water seep into the engine from rain...
Forum: Engines 04-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By spydermann22
I had my mechanic buddy check the timing earlier...

I had my mechanic buddy check the timing earlier last year. It was set right, we hadn't moved it..
I am hoping you are right Mike, I appreciate your guys' help!
Keep up the good work..
Forum: Engines 04-27-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By spydermann22
Well, Sunday I finally was able to work on the...

Well, Sunday I finally was able to work on the boat. I started in the driveway with muffs again. This time it would hardly run at idle, it was really a chore to get it to run long enough to give it a...
Forum: Engines 04-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By spydermann22
gas looks good, no separation at all...

gas looks good, no separation at all surprisingly..
Idle was around 800 RPM.
I will have to check it out for vacuum leaks. I did replace the intake manifold last year due to it leaking (posted...
Forum: Engines 04-20-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By spydermann22
I had the same thing last fall. If you take a...

I had the same thing last fall. If you take a look at the new part it really goes together very easily. I am 6' and was able to get it in but did have to remove the exhaust riser in order to make the...
Forum: The Dock Walk 04-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By spydermann22
Minneapolis area. We haven't ventured much...

Minneapolis area. We haven't ventured much further south than Lake Pepin which was absolutely gorgeous.
Forum: Engines 04-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By spydermann22
Spit & Sputter

Hi guys, I have a 2000 23 SC, 5.7 Alpha, 2bbl. Carb was rebuilt by a marine mechanic, installed by myself and mechanic friend 2013. It purred after this and ever since. on our final outage last fall...
Forum: Engines 07-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,437
Posted By spydermann22
The battery connections are clean & tight. Thanks...

The battery connections are clean & tight. Thanks for the diagram, I will have to take a look at all of the connections but I bet I will be pulling the alternator and taking it in like you suggest....
Forum: Engines 07-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,437
Posted By spydermann22
Click Click

Click Click was the dreaded sound a couple of weekends ago when trying to start up my 2000 2300SC 5.7. I had long enough cables to jump start the boat from my truck, luckily...

I had replaced the...
Forum: Engines 05-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
Well, I finally got it back together. Ran it with...

Well, I finally got it back together. Ran it with the muffs, ran great. Took it to the lake and drove for about 1-1/2 continuous hours without any issue.
Everything I had taken apart looked like...
Forum: Engines 04-17-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
Agreed, thanks for your help..

Agreed, thanks for your help..
Forum: Engines 04-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
Purchased all of the gaskets from i-boats,...

Purchased all of the gaskets from i-boats, received yesterday. Most of what I ordered were Sier. or Mal. (names abbreviated - not trying to bash anyone here). What do you think?
Riser Gaskets,...
Forum: Projects and Customisations 04-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By spydermann22
Sure looks like the same problem I have. I was...

Sure looks like the same problem I have. I was told that my boat sat for a while too. Maybe long enough to cause hardening of the intake gasket allowing the water that sits on top of this to seep...
Forum: Engines 04-14-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
Looking back the time between uses was a long...

Looking back the time between uses was a long rainy one. There seems to be a lot of rust on the top of the intake above the gasket line so either water is getting to the engine from rain, or my water...
Forum: Engines 04-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
I did fill thee manifolds with water and found no...

I did fill thee manifolds with water and found no leaks. The risers look solid and the elbows look good too. All of the exhaust looks new, as does everything else (head mounting surfaces, hardware,...
Forum: Engines 04-07-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
I think removing the heads & intake would be the...

I think removing the heads & intake would be the wise thing to do. Cost only gaskets if everything is fine.
I will inspect the manifolds further to see if I can find cracks inside of them.32293230
Forum: Engines 04-07-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
I got the manifolds off. All of the flanges &...

I got the manifolds off. All of the flanges & gaskets look really good but port shows rust inside and starboard is wet inside. Maybe cracked from freezing? Both did have antifreeze in the water...
Forum: Engines 11-05-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
Good thinking, thanks again

Good thinking, thanks again
Forum: Engines 10-30-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
Filter spins up (threads up when mounted). ...

Filter spins up (threads up when mounted).

It looks like I have a fair amount of work on my hands. As it sits, I have fogged each cylinder, opened the petcocks on exhaust & block, blew the water...
Forum: Engines 10-28-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
mmwjr: it is water, I pumped it into a windshield...

mmwjr: it is water, I pumped it into a windshield washer container. the container is full with about 1/2" of oil on top & the transition from water to oil is about a 1/4" of foam but the water is...
Forum: Engines 10-28-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,750
Posted By spydermann22
I wished I had more daylight and a better...

I wished I had more daylight and a better pressure tester. I borrowed it from the local Oreileys. It did work but...
I pulled the plugs, all of them were obviously wet except for #s 5 & 7, they...
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