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blackdog posted 09-12-2001 05:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for blackdog   Send Email to blackdog  
Finally figured out why my 2001 Ficht 115 was leaking injection oil. Turns out 2 lower bolts on my power head sheared off and Injection oil was leaking from the holes. The Sheared bolts heads where still under the engine so the dealer thinks it was a defective batch of bolts.

Bomb is covering all repairs and replacing all the power head bolts. Could have been a major engine failure. I am just glad they are standing behind the Ficht technology.

Blackdog

stagalv posted 09-17-2001 09:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Hey Blackdog,

Can you give me an idea where these bolts are located? I would like to take a look at mine as I have the same engine.

Curious....is this on a Montauk? If so what prop and speeds are you using and getting. Rex

blackdog posted 09-18-2001 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
stagalv,

Rex,
Havenít got her back yet so Iíll have to let you know on that one. I was told they are on the lower half of the engine facing the engine from the rear but it was not a Red herring. The bolts had fallen out of the holes - Hard to See.
The 115 Ficht is on a 16 Dauntless
14x17 OMC stock alum prop
6 sec to Plane
Speed Ė 45mph by GPS at WOT of 5750-5800
Is yours leaking any Injection Oil?

stagalv posted 09-18-2001 05:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
No, mine is working just fine. I am really happy with it.

I first tried a 14x17" SS cupped prop on my Montauk but it turned too many rpm's. Now I have a 13 7/8 X 19" Viper prop and it turns up nicely to 5600rpm which makes 42kts (plenty fast for me). Rex

blackdog posted 09-19-2001 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Rex,
You still have that 14X17 prop? what kind was it?

Gene

stagalv posted 09-21-2001 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Nope, sorry Gene but I sold it. It was a OMC Renegade, very nice but wrong pitch. Good luck. Rex

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