Christoph Bussler
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Detroit Diesel 8V53: zinc locations and sizes?
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Hi,I am planning to replace the anodes on each of my 8V53 engines. I found two anodes in the heat exchanger, and two anodes in the Jabsco raw water pump.(a) are there additional anodes? I was not…Continue

Tags: zinc, zincs, anodes, anode, Diesel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee H Dahlen on Sunday.

Solenoid? Possibility to fix or replacement necessary?
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Hi,please see the following pictures from a 1966 Commander. This is located near the engine.I think this is a solenoid. The problem with it is that it has a 3.6 V drop between the two main cables…Continue

Tags: solenoid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christoph Bussler Jul 9, 2018.

Oil sender on 8V53 natural: part number?
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Hi,I am looking for the part number of the oil sender as seen in the attached pictures. This is a 8V53 engine and I need to replace the sender on both of my engines. I was not able to find it in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christoph Bussler Sep 1, 2018.

Why does 110V LED work with 36V supply?
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Hi,I got one of these IKEA LED bulbs:; they…Continue

Tags: 36V, 110V, Bulb, LED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Zick May 24, 2018.


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2018 Photo Contest Winner

The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

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