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by Ixneigh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

That's the black thing ontop of the cylinder head? Looks like it could be somewhat easy to remove?
I initially thought my problem might be a bad injector. By I smelled unburnt fuel an decided ths injector was working. Is there an hour range when these things typically start acting up?

Ix
by Ixneigh
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Wow towed across the stream. That's scary. (To me)
If you had had a spare Injector could you have changed it yourself?
Would it be worth carrying one for long trips?
Ix
by Ixneigh
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Stranded in Nassau...could be worse ;) What did you do ? Did you have spare plugs?
by Ixneigh
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

They are about 9 dollars each. They have a much smaller electrode than other plugs.
I am also going to add a small wire brush to my motor tool bag to clean them if needed. Glad I got all this before going off on a long trip somewhere

Ix
by Ixneigh
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Well I went to the napa shop and bought 2 spare plugs. A long extension, two proper sized plug sockets. And a ratchet. these will go into a separate tool bag to reduce chances of these items being used for something else. This is the first time I've had an issue with my engine. Last spring I used it...
by Ixneigh
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Apparently "indexing" means to install the plugs as tight as possible. Did get the lower plug out. It was dirty. I cleaned it, reinstalled it, and the motor started right up. Its quite simple to do, however, today I will buy the correct tools. You need a long extension to reach down to the lower cyl...
by Ixneigh
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Micron Extra anti-fouling?
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Micron Extra anti-fouling?

One of the reasons I chose this coating was that, besides wondering if it was possible for years (before the internet made finding arcane things like powdered copper easy) is that my boat often sits on the bottom since I park in shallow water when I cruise in familiar areas. That rubs off the paint....
by Ixneigh
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Well the engine wont run right now. And the plug was in so tight it would not even go a smidgen tighter. So, I put it back the same way. I ran the motor quite a bit last spring to charge batteries on my trip south. Thinking that could foul the plugs. (No sun, bad connection on the panel, back up gen...
by Ixneigh
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Previous Reversing accident ... Check your bolts sailor!
Replies: 27
Views: 5715

Re: Previous Reversing accident ... Check your bolts sailor!

What are the negatives?

FWIW I always use outboard motor antifouling on the whole transom to keep copper away from the outboard
by Ixneigh
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Micron Extra anti-fouling?
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Micron Extra anti-fouling?

I just applied LVX epoxy and copper powder on my boat. I bought the copper online. It wasnt "atomised" though. There is also a product called "Smooth sailing" that applies easily, and drys quickly. Not sure how either compare to copper coat in price. I used three quarts and ten lbs of copper powder ...
by Ixneigh
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

This engine uses a smaller plug wrench then I am used to. After locating one in my small equipment tool box, I removed the top plug. It was fouled with oily residue. I cleaned it and replaced it. Based on this, I assume the bottom is similar, and is the problem. What is the best way to access the bo...
by Ixneigh
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Uni-Titanium Liteskin sails
Replies: 14
Views: 2128

Re: Uni-Titanium Liteskin sails

I don't think you are supposed to stuff mylar in a bag.
by Ixneigh
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

Hatz Vertical diesel engine 1D90W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076YZK6L9/re ... bCb04RZW0B

Replace the power head with this??? :D :D
by Ixneigh
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: Etec lower cylinder not firing

It's the lower cylinder. That plug seems difficult to get to, so I will mark the base of the top plug and remove that just to check condition first. Then, I will use that plug in the lower cylinder little black box thing to see if that putting out spark. I can rig up a trixie to start the engine whi...
by Ixneigh
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Etec lower cylinder not firing
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Etec lower cylinder not firing

This morning was very calm. The engine would barely run, on one cylinder, to get me back to the mooring, after having stayed out last night a few miles away A few times the 2nd cylinder kicked in briefly. I noticed the motor missing a few times when I left the yard, but didnt think much about it. Ch...