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Old 01-02-2014, 04:40 PM   #21
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Not being too smart a**ed...but why can't he start it up in his garage?

.....assuming a few things like good support, ventilation, water and fuel?
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:50 PM   #22
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.....assuming a few things like good support, ventilation, water and fuel?
That's why. I knew I would get called out on that, but in the interest of speed, I left it off. Sure, you CAN put the infrastructure in place to do it, but that seems like a lot of effort for just "fiddling around".

Battery, starter, pretty large water supply and exhaust, not to mention a stable platform for the thing to sit on, and wouldn't you need a load of some kind? That's not a setup I would really want in my garage as just a learning platform. Not to divert away from the books thread...

So... what other books are there?
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Sure, you CAN put the infrastructure in place to do it, but that seems like a lot of effort for just "fiddling around".
That statement!!!

That Tom is why you and I could never just hang out together on a weekend. You seem to lack the redneck gene.

We true rednecks do stuff like that just to say we did
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There might be sum merit in rebuilding the engine in your garage with all the infrastructure if while you are waiting for your boat engine to give up the ghost, the engine runs a back up generator for your house. You could probably get a few neighbors to chip in as you should have some excess power available.

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That's why. I knew I would get called out on that, but in the interest of speed, I left it off. Sure, you CAN put the infrastructure in place to do it, but that seems like a lot of effort for just "fiddling around".

Battery, starter, pretty large water supply and exhaust, not to mention a stable platform for the thing to sit on, and wouldn't you need a load of some kind? That's not a setup I would really want in my garage as just a learning platform. Not to divert away from the books thread...

So... what other books are there?
actually it's pretty easy...we pull engines all the time and run them is just a general maintenance shop...you don't really need a load....just wouldn't try a full power test as I'm no engine mech but start and basics should be no problem if the cradle it's in is beefy enough to even hold it.
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Sounds to me like you could take it apart and look at neat stuff, but books have pictures (or in your case... pop-ups ) that can show you what you need to know IF (and that's a HUGE "if") you ever need to dig into your motor that deep.
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I have seen several engines running on blocks after they were worked on. They don't need cooling for a quick run. Just some fuel and ear plugs. Could get a little exciting if it ran away on you though. Make sure you have a fail safe shut-off on it...
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You can order and down load everything on the motors Like 2000 pages from online.
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"can't start it up in your garage"

A water hose and a 12v batt will get anything running.

What you cant do is load test it.
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