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    Serviced the poppet valve. Old diaphragm was very...

    Serviced the poppet valve. Old diaphragm was very stiff. Cleaned the tension spring and poppet; replaced diaphragm and gaskets.

    All is well, FYI.

    Thanks for the input fellas!
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    Are you asking what pitch bravo prop you should ...

    Are you asking what pitch bravo prop you should run on your 2020 Z520c with 250 ProXS 4 stroke?
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    My order placed on Friday arrived on Saturday....

    My order placed on Friday arrived on Saturday. Talk about quick!
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    Just tried to order and got a pop-up message...

    Just tried to order and got a pop-up message stating that they can't ship to my location. I guess there are no diplomatic relations between Arkansas and the Democratic People's Republic of...
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    Replaced both thermostats last weekend; poppet...

    Replaced both thermostats last weekend; poppet valve service next...
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    I observed the water while it was on the hose,...

    I observed the water while it was on the hose, top cowl removed. Also, I didn't see any hard water stain/scale. May suggest that it is a very recent development. The poppet was checked when the...
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    There was not a speck, or even a smidgen of...

    There was not a speck, or even a smidgen of debris in either thermostat and housing or in the strainer; nothing.

    I'm going to pull the poppet valve and have a look in there. I did notice some...
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    No alarm Digital Coolant Temp readout on...

    No alarm



    Digital Coolant Temp readout on my MercMonitor.

    Water exiting the hub outlet is also cool to the touch....
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    Well...replaced both t-stats and inspected...

    Well...replaced both t-stats and inspected strainer. No debris, everything was clean as a whistle.

    While there's minor improvement in idle coolant temp, it still gets hot before the thermostats ...
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    Dockstore...

    Dockstore has them; you need to special order them for 2-strokes...
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    I used Flex Seal patches to cover the holes and...

    I used Flex Seal patches to cover the holes and spray-on Flex seal to seal it on my old black Ranger cover. I sold the cover when I found a pristine newer cover for a price I couldn't pass up. But...
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    Water pump has been serviced recently at Merc...

    Water pump has been serviced recently at Merc dealership. I get 2.5-3.5 PSI at idle. I'll check both T-stats and strainer as well.

    Thanks!
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    "Sticky" T-stat on 250 Pro XS

    I'm running a Mercury OptiMax 250ProXS Ser Number 1B976380; Smartcraft gauge. The OB was new in 2013.

    When starting it up first thing after not running for an extended period, overnight or...
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    With a warranty, too...

    With a warranty, too...
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    I only knew Dave from emails over the years. He...

    I only knew Dave from emails over the years. He was always so helpful and although I never had the pleasure of meeting him and speaking with him in person, I will miss our exchanges. The last few...
  16. A notarized bill of sale displaying the trailer...

    A notarized bill of sale displaying the trailer VIN or a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO) are acceptable in IL. I used a bill of sale when I registered my Texas bought boat in the Democratic...
  17. Put a VELCRO Wrap on it...

    Put a VELCRO Wrap on it...
  18. Ranger Z520c Cover For Sale in Miscellaneous

    Cover has sold
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    Lithium for Electronics only

    Has anyone installed a lithium battery dedicated to their electronics?
  20. Thread: 93 361v

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    The 94 I used to run had a single...

    The 94 I used to run had a single push-on-push-off button on the box mounted on the underside of the utility hatch.
  21. Thread: Z520 to z520c

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    I looked at 2010-2012 models but decided to pull...

    I looked at 2010-2012 models but decided to pull the trigger on a 2013 520c. Really like the layout (basically the same through 2019). Tons of storage, fishes big, rides big, but handles like a 19...
  22. Thread: new carpet

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    What model year is your 520? There are some...

    What model year is your 520? There are some precut kits out there that may fit, depending on the year.
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    Mine are in the port side of the utility...

    Mine are in the port side of the utility compartment. Aft of the battery.
  24. Thread: Hello All

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    Hi Roger! Hope all is well!

    Hi Roger! Hope all is well!
  25. Thread: 93 361v

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    Always a good idea to reseal any holes just to...

    Always a good idea to reseal any holes just to confirm that they're water tight. As mentioned above check to make sure everything is dry before you begin sealing it up. DO not use silicone sealer of...
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