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Forum: Power Systems 07-09-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,863
Posted By BIG CAT
i agree with the above. check the thing ski said...

i agree with the above. check the thing ski said first if that doesn't pan out check the safeties for oil psi, water temp, ect. i have more than a few cause random shutdowns on big gens.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-09-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,381
Posted By BIG CAT
glad everything worked out. that alternator is...

glad everything worked out. that alternator is probably toast. even if it had the best class h insulation its only good for 150*c rise. a insulation resistance test would confirm it but even then i...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-04-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,070
Posted By BIG CAT
Imo the 87 set the bar for meters. They're tried...

Imo the 87 set the bar for meters. They're tried and true and are the standard many other MFG try to duplicate.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,070
Posted By BIG CAT
One thing you want to keep in mind. Cheap meters...

One thing you want to keep in mind. Cheap meters often do not have protection for being connected to the wrong voltage. Ac vs DC. Fluke and the better meters are protected.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-04-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,070
Posted By BIG CAT
You might want to sit down and right out all the...

You might want to sit down and right out all the different types of measurements you need to be able to make. Then look for a meter that will do it with room to spare. Ac and DC clamp is good to...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-23-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,718
Posted By BIG CAT
if they left the fuel laying in there like that....

if they left the fuel laying in there like that. i can't imagine how bad the rest of it is. its not a can of worms its a 55 gal drum of worms.
Forum: Power Systems 05-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By BIG CAT
you will need o call NL and find out how what the...

you will need o call NL and find out how what the lift pump gpm is. or do a timed volume test with a 5 gal bucket. i can't see it being a timely process and to easy to forget about it. imo a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,880
Posted By BIG CAT
When a "mechanic" says they are throw away...

When a "mechanic" says they are throw away engine's because they are not wet sleeved. It tells me they aren't much of a mechanic. Getting a block sleeved happens every day somewhere around the world....
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,880
Posted By BIG CAT
Imo. They both have solid reputations and track...

Imo. They both have solid reputations and track records. The single big thing that I have seen cause issues with the 3208 is lack of use. They were designed to be worked every day as are most every...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By BIG CAT
Imo. I would look into making an access hatch. If...

Imo. I would look into making an access hatch. If you can check cool Level or the condition of the cap. It's a ticking time bomb waiting to burn it self up.
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,423
Posted By BIG CAT
All the Cummins units I have worked on that had...

All the Cummins units I have worked on that had oil temp sensors we're in the oil pan. I've done a good bit of load banking and the Cummins always seemed to run hotter than cats. I think it was...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-06-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By BIG CAT
Application is everything. I do generator...

Application is everything.

I do generator work for a living. Every genset comes from the factory with a jwh. Have seen the diesel fired units on some portable units. It's helpful when you don't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 1,121,897
Posted By BIG CAT
I'm assuming you are looking at the round tank....

I'm assuming you are looking at the round tank. It looks like a holding tank(fresh water?) not a fuel tank. Notice the inspection cover on the wall next to it.



Still a good looking boat for...
Forum: Power Systems 05-03-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By BIG CAT
I used to do the same thing when changing out oil...

I used to do the same thing when changing out oil pan drain plugs. Only difference is I used a air powered vacuum setup that connected to the valve cover.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,423
Posted By BIG CAT
"Glazing" the cylinder walls will not make the...

"Glazing" the cylinder walls will not make the crosshatch disappear. It they are gone it's wore out.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 05-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5,547
Views: 450,862
Posted By BIG CAT
wow she's looks stunning

wow she's looks stunning
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,423
Posted By BIG CAT
There are a lot of variations from mfg to mfg...

There are a lot of variations from mfg to mfg when it comes to diesel engines. So you will want to refer back to the recommendations of the mfg. At cat we generally recommend they be loaded to 30% or...
Forum: Power Systems 05-02-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,613
Posted By BIG CAT
I can't speak for all MFG. But cats do not need...

I can't speak for all MFG. But cats do not need to be bigger unit to run 50hz. We have rental unit that can be set for 50 or 60 Hz operation. Only changes are to the rating number in the ecm and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-02-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By BIG CAT
They could be feeding them from a 208 panel. ...

They could be feeding them from a 208 panel. Only way to know for sure is to find the panel/transformer that's feeding the dock. You can check with others around you and see if they are seeing a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By BIG CAT
Lot of good info posted above. One thing you will...

Lot of good info posted above. One thing you will want to do is practice turning and backing up. As well as get a feel for depth perception. You may need to add corner post's to the outside back end...
Forum: Gulfstar 04-27-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By BIG CAT
Generally speaking. Whenever I replace analog...

Generally speaking. Whenever I replace analog gauges I try to replace them as a set. Gauge,sender. Most of the failures I see are sender's (VDO) going bad. I would go over your grounds on the engine...
Forum: Power Systems 04-20-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,298
Posted By BIG CAT
Glad to hear that you were able to get it out and...

Glad to hear that you were able to get it out and get back to running good. Without the washer the injection timing was off for that cylinder. So that definitely didn't help it run right.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-18-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By BIG CAT
Yes. Big block Chevy.

Yes. Big block Chevy.
Forum: Power Systems 04-09-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By BIG CAT
hahaha everything but water shrinks when...

hahaha everything but water shrinks when cold.:lol:
Forum: Power Systems 04-08-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By BIG CAT
Cold leaks are not uncommon. I see it pretty...

Cold leaks are not uncommon. I see it pretty regularly when jacket water heaters fail in cold weather. Once you heat them back up to the normal 100/120* no more leaks. But if it's something out of...
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