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09-15-22, 05:50 AM
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Gutters and downspouts would be additional areas...

Gutters and downspouts would be additional areas to check.
Make sure gutters are not clogged. Slope is 1/2 inch per 10 feet.
I agree that flashing is most likely cause, but water management is...
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Concur with Marqs' response. Mortar isn't...

Concur with Marqs' response.
Mortar isn't flexible, but there are some mortar repair products that flex. Sika makes a mortar repair that looks close to color you have.
A challenge with...
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Concur with Pete's comments, there will be a hex...

Concur with Pete's comments, there will be a hex set screw on the back side of the handles.
Consider yourself lucky if you can get the valve out without taking it to a bench.
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I had similar problem with my Honda HRR mower. ...

I had similar problem with my Honda HRR mower. Problem turned out to be a clogged carburetor. I removed the carb and blew out the passages with carb cleaner. Brake cleaner would work also.
If...
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If you want to go with the odds, just replace the...

If you want to go with the odds, just replace the oil pressure switch. A faulty switch is the most common cause of the P0520.
If you want to test your switch, there are videos describing how to...
08-04-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
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You're probably content to replace the units as...

You're probably content to replace the units as they fail since there is a warranty, but consider Norm's suggestion about an industrial dehu. The dehumidifiers made for crawlspaces are powerful,...
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Views: 644
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Consider replacing just to coil boots instead of...

Consider replacing just to coil boots instead of the coil packs. You can also remove the boot and clean the contact disk on the coil pack. You'll probably see some gunk where the coil boot spring...
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Views: 644
Posted By jrsick

Good comments. What year is your GC? We can...

Good comments.
What year is your GC? We can give better recommendations if we know what type of ignition you have.
Also consider replacing the PCV. A malfunctioning PCV can allow some oil...
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Views: 328
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Problem could also be a worn pulley or tensioner....

Problem could also be a worn pulley or tensioner.
Take a look at the belt with the engine running. If it wobbles side to side there may be a bad pulley.
Also look at the tensioner, if it's...
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take a look at a crow's foot torque wrench and...

take a look at a crow's foot torque wrench and see if it will fit in there.
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Views: 323
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Good comments. I'd add that it couldn't hurt...

Good comments.
I'd add that it couldn't hurt to check the torque on the head bolts and crankcase bolts.
If you don't have any aluminum components, I'd start with 10 ft/lbs for everything. If...
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Consider buying a socket set and getting a...

Consider buying a socket set and getting a spanner wrench/fan clutch loaner tool from an auto parts store.
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You probably still have an air leak at the o...

You probably still have an air leak at the o ring. I rec that you order your o ring from the Honda dealer by giving the parts guy your VIN (if you haven't done so already). The size and quality of...
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I've seen a bad ignition coil cause the problems...

I've seen a bad ignition coil cause the problems you describe. Your symptoms could have several causes, so there is some trial and error to fix.
You mention that your mechanic said you need...
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Views: 385
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High tack is a great product. That'll work on...

High tack is a great product. That'll work on any gasket.
I re-used a Dodge tranny gasket with good results. Didn't plan to re-use it but tore the felt gasket that came with the filter kit.
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Views: 385
Posted By jrsick

Dodge has been using those bolts since 2003 or...

Dodge has been using those bolts since 2003 or so. If the bolt threads look true I rec re-using them.
The gasket is reusable. The nice part about re-using the old gasket is that bolt holes are...
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Posted By jrsick

That code indicates misfire in number 4 cylinder....

That code indicates misfire in number 4 cylinder. Inspect the spark plug from cylinder 4, that will tell you the reason for the misfire.
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Views: 608
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You should be able to display your trouble codes...

You should be able to display your trouble codes by cycling the key off-on, off-on, off-then move and leave on (cycle three times then leave in on position. Stop at on each time, don't go to start)....
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The gray wire provides the signal to your tach as...

The gray wire provides the signal to your tach as previously stated.
First step I'd rec is to pull the wiring harness from the back of your tach and clean the male and female connections.
Same...
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Concur with PJMax's comments. Those two wires...

Concur with PJMax's comments.
Those two wires are shorted together to get ignition system into base timing mode.
The large gray ignition cable is also going to your coil.
Can you post a...
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Views: 377
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You should check coolant level in your radiator...

You should check coolant level in your radiator and fill it also.
If your coolant is low in the radiator itself, you almost certainly have a leak. Usually the water pump.
I rec that you fill...
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Views: 395
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The scanner is a good idea. You want one that...

The scanner is a good idea. You want one that has live data so you can see your trans temp, and you may also be able to check solenoids and sensors.
Make sure that your tranny fluid level is at...
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Posted By jrsick

Agree that first step is to check that throttle...

Agree that first step is to check that throttle cable is connected to the carb throttle lever.
If it is, then I'd rec disconnect the cable and check it for proper operation. You want to ensure...
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Views: 457
Posted By jrsick

Certainly the Mercury gimbal removal tool works,...

Certainly the Mercury gimbal removal tool works, and many other bearing pullers will work fine also.
I'd recommend that you get a Mercruiser alignment tool. You need to align the new gimbal with...
11-04-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By jrsick

I apologize for stating the obvious, but are your...

I apologize for stating the obvious, but are your sure that the softener is not in bypass?
Where are you taking the sample from? Some lines may not be routed through the softener.
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