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Brian422

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    Dream Catcher
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    Saul

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  1. Make sure they remove Mill Scale before painting ... will save lots of problems
  2. Dip pipe blocked:- Would suggest trying to blow back towards tank from pump to check.
  3. The only note to Ray T's photo is that because clearance between gearbox drain plug and hull is limited, I would suggest one end of high pressure hose has 90 degree connection.
  4. Fitted Pump to drain engine and gearbox sumps provided by Beta Marine ...
  5. I don't like brutal and always try to use minimum force. I inserted multitool saw between panel and metal door on all four sides followed by probing with utility knife blade and I'm confident that there are no more hidden screws. There may be some kind of grab adhesive but given panel secured with screws, can't really see the point. Think the only thing left is the grab adhesive. Thank you all for your suggestions.
  6. I'd be grateful for advice on how to remove wood panel from metal rear doors. Wood panel has started to rot from bottom and in need of replacing. I uncovered and removed 6 screws, hidden with filler, and used a multitool to break seal between wood panel and metal door but still can't remove panel. Any practical advice gratefully received. Regards and Thanks Brian.
  7. Beta 43 engine temperature does not reach normal operating temperature. I expect temperature to be approximately 80 degrees Centigrade, Thermostat Temperature, but only achieves 60 degrees Centigrade. Compared Temperature Sensor resistance, given in Beta Marine Manual, and found them to approximate - both min and max. Connected Thermal Couple to confirm Temperature Gauge reading. I cannot remember Temperature Gauge ever reading anything approximating 80 degrees. If it was a car I'd suspect a faulty Engine thermostat, or no thermostat fitted but, having large skin tanks, I'm unsure how these would affect engine temperature. I'd be grateful for any advice or guidance as what to expect. Regards and Thanks.
  8. Understand limitations of digital multi-meters but if you know someone with an analogue multi-meter and can leave it connected as close as possible to alternator 'W' output ...
  9. Beta 43 Marine manual suggest checking alternator output from 'W' connection; should be approximately 9 Volts A.C.
  10. Clean but not polish ... there are better things to do than repeat the same operation only knowing you'll have to do it again and again and again ....
  11. Would it be possible to construct a small fuel tank, above the injector, and use gravity to feed diesel directly into high pressure injector? If engine starts then the problem is before injector pump ... at least will divide system.
  12. Watch quite a few impressive videos and it appears to be the easiest way to remove contaminates which build up over time from high pressure systems without dismantling. Has anyone used diesel purge as a regular treatment, or following a 'bug' invasion ? Any considered advice or suggestions gratefully received. Regards and Thanks Brian.
  13. Sound exactly the symptoms I experienced before finding water pickup pipe blocked - see 'What have you fettled today' post #1055. Probably not the same but worth checking before purchasing a new pump.
  14. Lopped off 2 inches of fresh water input pipe inside fresh water tank. Having found rust particles inside Shurflo Pump and noticed that pump gradually, over time, took longer to pressurise system, and whilst contemplating purchasing a new pump, decided to look inside fresh water tank. Tank had been painted with two pack and, whilst generally looked sound there were patches where rust was beginning to appear so decided it was time for repaint. Purchased Sigmaguard CSF 585 and resigned myself to adopting fetal position inside tank to prepare surface for painting however, before starting, noticed a rest coloured stain under fresh water pickup pipe. Because clearance between end of pipe and base plate was so small, approximately 1 cm and unable to use a mirror, investigation performed with tip of small finger ; could not feel end o f pipe so decide to lop it off - see photos and spot difference. Luckily, the remaining good metal pipe internal diameter is just less than 15 mm and provides a good interference fit with standard 15 mm plastic pipe.
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