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by AMCarter3
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Managing heat in engine compartment

We had a high capacity Electromaax 180 amp alternator installed on our Port engine self-destruct recently. The source of the failure, as best we and several "experts" we consulted can determine, is 2 faulty solder connections at the rectifier on the alternator. There are no other signs of ...
by AMCarter3
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Managing heat in engine compartment

We had a high capacity Electromaax 180 amp alternator installed on our Port engine self-destruct recently. The source of the failure, as best we and several "experts" we consulted can determine, is 2 faulty solder connections at the rectifier on the alternator. There are no other signs of ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Priming washdown pump
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Priming washdown pump

I solved it. The strainer cup was not completely tight. My maint. tech guy suggested that and, after tightening it, it instantly primed and we had water flow.

Thanks for the ideas! It all helps.
by AMCarter3
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Priming washdown pump
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Priming washdown pump

Duane, if you mean our water down the deck fitting, I tried that 3 times. It only accepts a little water and it did not prime the pump.

My next thought was to remove the hose clamps on thd intake hose sync put water down it.
by AMCarter3
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Priming washdown pump
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Priming washdown pump

Any suggestion for priming the washdown pump? After cleaning the filter on it last Fall, it has not been used. Now it doesn’t prime. The thru-hull is open and the pump runs.., I spurts of air out the deck fitting, but no water. I also tried filling the filter cup.
by AMCarter3
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

I did a fresh water system flush last week after 2 years. We had a lot of flakes floating in the tank water and clogging the filter. I researched this and learned that chlorine causes a reaction in Aluminum tanks that produces corrosion and the floating flake debris. My tank has what look like "...
by AMCarter3
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: wiper arms?

We bought and installed a AFI-1000 motor with 2.5” shaft - includes arm kit w/blade @ Fisheries.com <https://www.fisheriessupply.com/afi-marine-1000-series-heavy-duty-wiper-kit>. It is available in a choice of two sweep angles: 80° and 110°. We use 80º. Another watchout. The wire connectors on the m...
by AMCarter3
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: wiper arms?

One serious issue to watch for ... when we replaced one wiper motor last month, we finally discovered the source of why it burned out (the wires were totally fried). After installing the new motor, our maint. tech guy noticed that the motor was drawing over 4 amps. It has a 5 amp fuse and should dr...
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: wiper arms?
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: wiper arms?

We just had to have one of our wiper motors replaced. The new one came with a wiper arm. I'll check on the brand/model and get back to you.
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to lubricate handle on water filter
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: How to lubricate handle on water filter

No pain, no gain... right, Duane? I actually removed all of our galley gear from that cabinet and crawled into it yesterday to disassemble the water filter. I'm 6'1" and fit in there well enough - I could sit upright inside it! I had soaked our water tank and water lines in a vinegar solution f...
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to lubricate handle on water filter
Replies: 2
Views: 521

How to lubricate handle on water filter

The bypass valve handle on our Shurflo water filter is extremely difficult to turn. Has anyone found a way to lubricate this valve?
by AMCarter3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Fresh Water water flow PDQ 34

John, Could you please clarify exactly what you did by "removed the filter head and dissasembed the unit and it was full of the calcium crud. We thoroughly cleaned the filter head and re-installed." I'm also dealing with some clogging issues in my water lines. I've cleaned out my water tan...
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Also, there are 4 drain valves on the Yanmar 100 HP 4JH3-HTE engines: 1) one behind the oil filter (the primary drain); 2) under the exhaust elbow: 3) under the turbo charger unit; and 4) in front under the water pump.
by AMCarter3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: How to change engine coolant water

Very helpful. I found the 4 drain valves by getting a little coaching from our local diesel experts. The Yanmar manual was useless -- the pictures for the valves are so small they are not legible. I drained the Starboard engine first because it has the long hoses that feed hot coolant to the heater ...
by AMCarter3
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: How to change engine coolant water
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

How to change engine coolant water

Can anyone provide some guidance on changing the anti-freeze engine coolant water? I need to do this and I have not been able yet to determine where the lowest drain outlet is on the engines.

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