Chris Wickersham
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • United States

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Chris Wickersham's Discussions

Detroit 8v53 Water Pumps Size ?
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I’ve had chronic overheating issues since I bought this boat. I have removed and cleaned both sides of the raw and fresh water systems, new oil coolers, rebuilt both water pumps, cleaned out the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Apr 12.

Transmission oil pressure - 8V53
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My starboard transmission oil pressure has started dropping significantly when I shift, then recovering. It also takes longer to come up to pressure than the port. What do I need to fix ? Something…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Wickersham Jan 20.

Detroit Diesel Recommended Coolant
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I'm confused with all the different coolant specs, and I looked in my manual but all the coolant products are different than when my engine was made. The 53's I hear are supposed to have some special…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Zick Nov 16, 2019.

Trim tab hinges
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I have a couple of the elusive stainless trim tab hinges for a 47 Commander, but to my knowledge they’re the same hinges for the other models. I am redoing my trim tabs a second time and removing and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell G Zimmer May 4, 2019.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
47' Commander, Do not own a Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Hours Alone
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Detroit 8V53
Home Port
Jacksonville, Florida
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At 8:35pm on September 4, 2016, Jim Rivas said…

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