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Forum: Technical Q&A 24-07-2021, 10:30 AM
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Windless chain fouling

Hi my Draco Sterling windlass chain piles up in the anchor locker and causes the electric motor to stall. Anyone know a workaround. At present we have to manually move the chain around as it pays in.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-06-2021, 07:00 PM
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Views: 584
Posted By Coxy
I’m about to swap out the old manifolds and...

I’m about to swap out the old manifolds and risers on these 4.3 V6 Mercruiser engines. The engine numbers say they are circa 1990. Can I do a “dry joint conversion on this engine or are they too old?...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 23-03-2021, 12:19 PM
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Views: 295
Posted By Coxy
Replacement vortec engine

Iím thinking of replacing one of my 1992 4.3 V6 Mercruiser engines with a factory replacement. Iím told that there is a newer vortec engine that will fit. Does anybody know if this is a straight...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 19-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Coxy
Aluminium risers

I see on eBay US there are aluminium manifolds and risers available for some engines. Does anybody have any experience of fitting them. Having to swap out cast ones ever four years or so seems a bit...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 19-03-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Coxy
Thumbs down Risers and exhaust manifolds

Iíve checked with the previous owner. The Risers and manifolds were replaced about 6 years ago. The puzzle to me is why is it that only the middle cylinders are affected. The motors ran sweetly last...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 17-03-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Coxy
Angry Water in cylinder bore

After a low compression test reading on my Mercruiser 4.3 V6 engines in my old Draco Sterling I pulled the heads off to find water in the middle cylinders. Iím trying to narrow down whether itís the...
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