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  1. Mercruiser 5.0 dies when throttle back

    Boat Repair - Questions,Answers and Suggestions
    Here's what I have: Mercruiser 5.0 inboard SN# 0L066501 Engine dies when I throttle back. Have to keep motor running at around 2000 rpms just to get it going. What I've noticed is when I do throttle back and it manages to hang on long enough it sounds like fuel is struggling, or spitting...
  2. Need mech for mercruiser gimbal bearing replacement

    Boat Repair - Questions,Answers and Suggestions
    Help! I have a 2008 Maxum 20' boat with a 5.0 Mercruiser alpha one MPI sterndrive and 150 hours. Engine is perfect. Just noticed whirling grind noise from back area yesterday. After some research, I believe my Gimbal bearing is bad and I want the drive pulled and the routine parts that are...
  3. MerCruiser Alpha One Gimbal Bearing Replacement

    Boat Repair - Questions,Answers and Suggestions
    I've got a 1986 Alpha One on a V8 GMC 350 that needs a gimbal bearing, bellows, shifter cable, probably some u-joints and lots of other stuff I have yet to discover. I was wondering if anyone might have been in the same situation as myself in the past "poor and wanting to make the boat run...
  4. oops - hooked up battery backwards

    Boat Repair - Questions,Answers and Suggestions
    I did something stupid.. can't believe it happened. I hooked up my #2 battery backwards. So far the damage is a melted lead thumbscrew post on a deep-cycle battery and a perko battery switch. Luckily nothing caught fire and nothing smells burnt. My problem is now nothing happens when I turn...