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About hawkeye625

  • Birthday 09/21/1969

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    Hunting, Fishing, All outdoor activities.
  1. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    Ok, I just found the receipt from the mechanic in NY. The receipt has 1 fuel pump, 1 electric amplifier $598(module I'm assuming) 1 carb kit. The cap, rotor, coil and distributor module were replace by a marine mechanic here in PA last year. Both guys are certified and timed the engine when they had it. Plugs were replaced this year as well. At this point, I am just going to take it to my "certified" mercury dealer here in PA come spring. Just figured someone may have had the same issues. Hopefully it is just the timing. I'll update when I get it strait in a few months. Nothing more frustrating that boat issues.
  2. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    My mechanic at home played with the timing for a while, it didn't fix the issue. The accelerator pump was replaced in August, also did not fix the issue, but, made starting (when it ran) much easier. One other thing I just remembered was going on when I got it back, it almost seemed like the battery was dead when I tried to start it. Hesitated, then started to crank like normal. The battery had full charge.
  3. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    Awesome contest Rob! Congrats to all the winners.
  4. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    Fuel freshness varied throughout the year, but, all new now. We also ran it on new gas from a portable can and it ran the same.
  5. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    We were supposed to be hunting....not cutting stone for the camp fireplace! Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    The Rotor, cap, and sensor have all been changed in the last 1.5 years. I pulled the cap and everything was clean and dry. The mechanic from NY ran through the diagnostic sequence and it ended with the module. I'd just take it back to him, but, 4 hours away, I'd rather get it fixed at home and have it running 100% in the spring. I wonder what the next thing in the diagnostic sequence is? Fuel pump was also replaced before we got into the electrical hunt. Also put new plugs in. Thanks for all the input guys.
  7. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    Thanks pap. It has the thunderbolt ignition. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    1992. Coil has been replaced. The carb was wet, and, I shot starting fluid in. No fire so assuming no spark.
  9. 4.3 mercruiser issues

    My boat starting acting up 1st thing last spring. It ran fine at idle, but, when trying to throttle up it struggled, then it would correct itself and run fine. We could troll all day without issue, then when throttling up, it would hesitate again...almost like it was starving for fuel. We figured it was water in the fuel so went through weeks of changing filters and running dry gas additives. (4 hours for me to get to the lake-so I didn't have a chance to run it every day). The problem seemed to be getting better as the year progressed but it would still miss when throttling up sometimes. A friend rebuilt the carb (Rochester quadrajet) but, it still didn't fix the issue. I dropped it off to a well known mechanic up there to clean/rebuild carb - that didn't fix it, after diagnosis - he figured it was an ignition module - so put a new one on. Got it back last August, still ran rough but, a little better. I towed the boat back to PA and when trying to winterize it, it would not start. I had a local mechanic look at it, he couldn't get it to run either. He manually winterized it and said we will look deeper into it in the spring - he thought maybe the distributor was stripped. Figured someone else may have similar problems in the past so might have an idea of the problem. Over the past 2 years most of the ignition components were replaced. I think the only thing that wasn't was the distributor itself. Any ideas? Jeff
  10. Expo in Niagra

    We'll be there. I highly recommend sitting in on as many of the seminars as you can. This will be my 4th Salmon school, but, the side seminars are packed full of knowledge too. I haven't looked over the class schedule yet, but, last year we sat in on the Lowrance seminar, lower river fishing, and small boat tactics. All were top notch with instructors that really "live" what the teach. Hats off to LOTSA for putting this thing together. It's a great way to cure the winter blues.
  11. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    Lunchtime at deer camp. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. 2017 Hunting Photo Contest- Winners!

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. for sale : usa (3) Penn 345 Reels

    Yes same ones. I'll pick them up at the class if that's ok. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. for sale : usa (3) Penn 345 Reels

    I'll take 2 diver rods if you can bring them to the Niagara show. I'll be in the class. 10'6. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Did not get a pm. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app