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Old 16 July 2014, 03:02   #71
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I think 24 degrees might be for TLDI. I've been told 15 for long courses and 19 for short courses on this engine
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Thinking, wild guessing is extremely bad for engine and wallet. Put an anchor around the one who told you that tech barbarities and throw him into the deep blue...

TLD engines are electronically advanced, can't fiddle with them, unless you have a Tohatsu PC program to adjust timing. No difference if being short, long or extra long LU sizes, all 3 are factory adjusted to 24.....

Won't give even a short life span running a highly modified engine that way....

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Vent arrived for the cowling so I cut out a bit to get it in.
That looks suspiciously like an air vent from a car!
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See you did my vent idea! Looks good!
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Thinking, wild guessing is extremely bad for engine and wallet. Put an anchor around the one who told you that tech barbarities and throw him into the deep blue...

TLD engines are electronically advanced, can't fiddle with them, unless you have a Tohatsu PC program to adjust timing. No difference if being short, long or extra long LU sizes, all 3 are factory adjusted to 24.....

Won't give even a short life span running a highly modified engine that way....

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I think 24 is for the M50D, not the D2. I printed off a spec sheet (can't find it just now). I'm going to go closer to 18 degrees, one turn at a time and see how it goes. Don't want to go burning holes in my pistons either.
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That looks suspiciously like an air vent from a car!
Hahaa it is! 15 on ebay. Working well too

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See you did my vent idea! Looks good!
Yup! Was thinking about how to get a "cold air intake" on an outboard. Reckon this is as close as I can get without soaking the engine every wave I go through.
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Looks good! Good that you can close it to keep the water out
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Was out for a blast today along with my dads jetski and one of our RIBs. Stunning day, one of the calmest I've seen. Was getting a steady 51.7 knots with the 18p chopper. Just on the way home I lost drive and the engine cut out. First thing I checked was the gearbox. It had dropped about 2", no bolts holding it on, just the wee pin in the driveshaft.


So I tied the gearbox on with rope and a ratchet strap and got towed in.
Got it up to the workshop and removed it to assess the damage.
The driveshaft has snapped just inside the waterpump housing, clean off. None of the bolts are present and some of the holes are mangled.
On the bright side at least I didn't lose the prop! Need to either try and get the box fixed or find a new one.
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ouch!
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ouch!
I got lucky really, that prop cost me 350!
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