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Old 09-03-2015, 06:36 PM   #181
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If it's okay to destroy the hose then yes, it's easy to get off with a variety of tools. But if one wants to retain the hose--- say the project is replacing a sanitation valve, not the hose-- the heat makes it easy to get the hose off and back on without damage.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:41 PM   #182
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Nothing beats Simple Green.

Spray the engine with it also lite spray of water mist vacuum the bilge.

Can also clean the bilge real good at the same time.

No damage to hoses or wiring.

Now the next thing you may first laugh at but it works great.

after everything is nice and dry get a a dozen Tampax maxi, (or ask your other half to actually get them) they have a pull strip to paste in place and hold in one spot.

used them under my engine & battery compartment


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When our Boston Whaler tender gets dirty inside I put some water and soap into it, scrub it clean, then "vacuum" it out with a shop vac. Then rinse and repeat. Easy if you don't put in a lot of water.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:17 PM   #183
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #184
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That's funny, I received 100 pads from them last week.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:49 PM   #185
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Speaking of cutting tools, I keep a corded HF multi-tool on board for difficult cuts and sanding in tight spots.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:01 PM   #186
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Archie I sprang for the corded Fein tool 6 or 8 moths back along with a few of the high $$ tools- but wow. I love what this type tool can do. I cut a triangle plug out of the side of a 2x4- "just cause I could"'!!


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If it's okay to destroy the hose then yes, it's easy to get off with a variety of tools. But if one wants to retain the hose--- say the project is replacing a sanitation valve, not the hose-- the heat makes it easy to get the hose off and back on without damage.
Heat works great on sani hose and some others. Doesn't do much for exhaust hose and most thick walled hose that can't swell from the heat either due to it's make up, because of the wire reinforcing or both.

The cotter pin tool is of course non-destructive to hose.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:18 AM   #188
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My problem with the bag is that oil leaks down the sides if loosened. Trying to turn it in a bag is greased pig wrestling.
Since the bag has no rigidity it cant be left alone while the oil drains.

Nobody beats me when it comes to making a mess.
The big 4mil really heavy duty contractor bags have lots of rigidity.You can make them into a little "pail" that will easily hold the less than a gallon contents of the filter. You don't unscrew the filter using the bag to hold it. You can prevent the filter from "seizing" by remembering to lightly oil the gasket and last two threads before installing, and do not over tighten them.. a good strong hand tightening is all that's need. Many filters have a diagram on the side as to how much farther to tighten it once you have initially snugged it up. And if for some reason the filter has "seized" drill another hole further up the body and ram a big screwdriver through it and use that to break the seal.
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One little sub-tip here....Before drilling, Break the filter loose a bit with your wrench so you know for sure you can get it off! Having a seized on filter already drilled with holes could be discouraging!
Here here!
On my old Carver 30 years ago, I punched a hole in the side and drained the filter first, then tried to loosen it. Well the filter can tore open. I pulled back and saw my new, super soft leather glove had a slash right across the index finger. A split second later blood was pouring out the slash! After duct taping the wound, I improvised a spanner using 2 paddle bits and a pair of vise grips to remove the stuck base. More lessons learned the hard way.

So my advise is just because you don't have a particular tool to do a job doesn't mean you can't do it. Think about what you can do with what you have. And do not overstress anything when you are in improvise mode!!!
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You really need a filter wrench and maybe a suture kit.
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If a mechanic is hired to do a major repair in YOUR engine room that involves internal engine parts..rocker arms, cylinder head, timing gears and such.. think about the last time you finally got that engine oil filter off and how the resulting leak on and around you that was as messy as it gets.

I suggest you provide 2 gallon Zip Loc and 13 gallon garbage bags for the tech. Lots of the square absorbent pads aren't a bad idea to have around either... So when they unbolt- then remove the rocker arm, cylinder head, oil pump etc. immediately have him/her slide it in a garbage bag and tie it up. Generally on gears, push rods and things like injector lines the tech doesn't need to clean the part to reinstall after pulling it out of the bag. Think $1.50 a minute/$90 an hour as a quick estimate. It adds up fast. And you stop the mess before it becomes a mess.
Cleaner engine room/ faster assembly- what could be better ??


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...and don't forget to turn off the fan before loosening any oil connections.
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I know some have cut a section from the side of a milk gal jug and wrapped that around the larger impellers w zip ties outside the flexible plastic...does a better job of compressing evenly and easier to push the impeller into the cavity.
I know I've posted this before, but . . . I use a strip of plastic cut from the flat side of a gallon ice cream container (thicker material than milk jug). It works well on my smallish Yanmar impellers. A larger version with two hose clamps works fine for the impellers on 8V-92 Detroits too. IMHO the Jabsco pullers and a squirt of liquid soap are the best thing for getting the old ones off.
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I have a picture somewhere of my using hose pliers to reach in halfway and grip the impeller to pull out. Best way ever for me on the smaller Johnson pumps. I found an example on Amazon and grabbed a screen shot.
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Whitewall tire cleaner works well for cleaning the inflatable and fenders. I also believe I just showed my age.
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If you have tight access to your engine area (or anywhere on your boat) you will find these 3 tools very handy. Extendable claw grab, magnet & mirror.

I drop things so often that I keep these babies handy in the recessed trough around my engine hatch. It reduces the swearing on the boat considerably.
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