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I don't think I'd want to leave an engine empty of oil. That would be fatal mistake if you forgot it was empty and I don't know what you would...
That glass was just some mat tabs to hold it in place.
IIRC there was a dam to prevent the foam from running to the perf'd tube below the tank....
I'm trying to remember how a void was created. It was near 20 years ago.
Yes, water can go both ways, but providing the bilge water doesn't get...
The moisture will flash off as the engine comes to temp. Any engine that sits will create this condition regardless of oil change interval. Hot...
The 17' has a perforated tube under the fuel tank that exits in the center of the bilge.
I have a phototach (worked last time I used it) you could borrow.
I'm in San Jose
It's fine and where you'd want the weight to be.
That's easy. Divide the engine rpm by the gear ratio. A phototach can verify both engine and driveshaft rpm.
The 4, 6, 8 tachs I'm familiar...
Enough fuel delivery?
(not sure how to measure that, but fresh filters?)
Looks like these guys have you on the right track. Sounds like a lot of gear slippage.
I've never really used them, but I did get some "free"...
Nice 20 and you got some bugs.
Is that about the last 20PH made?
What trans is that?
The stock engine is the 6BT.
A higher revving engine might be a better pleasure choice as what I see as a shortcoming is the limited speed...
That's a really fishy boat for $19K.
Well kept rig. Should be a good FL boat.
Do you know what went into documenting?
What wore out?
Well, I can guarantee you that "3 months or 3K miles" is about sales.
Well, there's numerous folks doing extended oil change intervals with synthetic oils and bypass filtration. Big equipment basically relies on it....
But does the process continue with no further input? At what rate?
Then what's the shelf life while in the bottle?
TMK the "industry standard" is 5 years.
Heat cycling, extreme pressures, combustion byproducts,...