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lycoming 160hp

Post by kharder91 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:20 am

just got my new to me airboat and it has lycoming 160hp i was told.

1.what model is that?

2.what temp gauge should i get?

3.what should be ideal running temp and what is considered over heating?

4. where should oil pressure be?

5.where can i get plugs and wires?

6.what kind of oil cooler to get?

thanks i new to this just trying get as much help as possible.
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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by lewisdj1971 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:07 pm

The engine should have a model # plate on the left side on the block right above the oil sump. It's probably a lycoming 0-320 straight valve judging from pics. 0-320's were 150-160 HP. An 0-360 straight valve is 180 HP. I have an 0-320 angle valve (170 HP) and my temp runs 140-160 under normal running conditions. i have an over size oil cooler which also helps. I would recommend keeping temp below 200 on oil. Good oil pressure should be around 40 idling and 60-80 running. I get my plugs from local auto store, I use NKG AB6 or autolite 386. Plug wires are made into the mags so i wouldn't suggest messing with them unless you have a broken wire. I would have someone knowledgeable work on mags if needed.
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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by kharder91 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:11 pm

lewisdj1971 wrote:The engine should have a model # plate on the left side on the block right above the oil sump. It's probably a lycoming 0-320 straight valve judging from pics. 0-320's were 150-160 HP. An 0-360 straight valve is 180 HP. I have an 0-320 angle valve (170 HP) and my temp runs 140-160 under normal running conditions. i have an over size oil cooler which also helps. I would recommend keeping temp below 200 on oil. Good oil pressure should be around 40 idling and 60-80 running. I get my plugs from local auto store, I use NKG AB6 or autolite 386. Plug wires are made into the mags so i wouldn't suggest messing with them unless you have a broken wire. I would have someone knowledgeable work on mags if needed.

thank you very much answer alot of questions last one is i need a temp gauge does it matter what kind or any kind work like a car or boat temp gauge

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by lewisdj1971 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 pm

I'm not sure on temp gauge but I saw on Alumatech website they sell gauges and cables.
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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by One Eyed Gator » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:49 pm

Go to the aircraft section of the forum the very 1st item is a link to aircraft manuals.

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by kharder91 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:31 am

So what's advantage between manuel fuel pump and electric

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Also anyone know a good a/c mechanic Pasco county

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by smokster » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 am

i run a manual, but have an electric wired in for back up. all i have to do is move the fuel lines

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by kharder91 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:51 pm

smokster wrote:i run a manual, but have an electric wired in for back up. all i have to do is move the fuel lines
Do you have a photo of how you have it and what kind of pump

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by Slidin Gator » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:18 am

kharder91 wrote:
smokster wrote:i run a manual, but have an electric wired in for back up. all i have to do is move the fuel lines
Do you have a photo of how you have it and what kind of pump
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If you run a motor that can run a mechanical fuel pump, that is what you should run as the primary pump, mechanical pumps are the most reliable solution available, as long as it is a low pressure, carb requirement.

Use an electric as a priming and back up pump. The Gold Flo is a pull/flow through pump, a mechanical fuel pump can pull fuel through it when it is off. The Gold Flo can also pump through a mechanical pump if it fails (most failures anyhow). The Gold Flo has a suction screen that can be easily cleaned. Put it between the tank and the water separator. Mechanical pulls through the water filter and onto the carb.

Just keep a $20 spare electric in the parts box, they sell for $75 and 2 hands each at the poker runs to the guys that need em to get off the hill.
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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by diamondback0320 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:56 am

Damn where you getting a gold flo for 75bks?

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by Slidin Gator » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm

No, those Gold Flo's cost money. I'm talking about the 3rd fuel pump on the boat, the spare in the tool box. I buy the cheap $20 units and keep 1 or 2 for get home spare, I said they will sell for up to $75 in the woods when someone needs one. I use them on my buggy and keep a spare there too. They last just fine as long as they are gravity fed, but they won't last long pulling suction.

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by diamondback0320 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Oh gotcha

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Re: lycoming 160hp

Post by Slidin Gator » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:04 pm

kharder91 wrote:just got my new to me airboat and it has lycoming 160hp i was told.

1.what model is that?

2.what temp gauge should i get?

3.what should be ideal running temp and what is considered over heating?

4. where should oil pressure be?

5.where can i get plugs and wires?

6.what kind of oil cooler to get?

thanks i new to this just trying get as much help as possible.
Pretty sure you have an O-320. This thread covers engine ID, no telling what pistons (compression) you have without pulling a cylinder and measuring the piston:
https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/view ... 47&t=72134

Oil pressure should run between 55-95 PSI under load and warmed up. Idle pressure should be 25. Pressure can be adjusted. Oil temp should run about 180 normal, 220 is ok but over 230 is overheating. You also want to get an IR temp gun and measure cylinder temperature immediately after hard running. Here is a thread covering cylinder temps, tuning issues etc:
https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/view ... 47&t=71997

Oil temp sensor goes in the oil filter screen housing. Some manuals are on this site:
https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/view ... 47&t=53847

Become familiar with this website, you can buy an oil temp sensor etc. here:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/

Here is a thread covering spark plugs and wires:
https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/view ... re#p685650

All airboat stores sell oil coolers made for airboats. Be careful of autoparts store tranny coolers, most do not have big enough passages to flow for these motors.

One more thread that has good info for new owners:
https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/view ... 47&t=71748

Search this site, you should find answers to all your questions.
I grew up thinking I-10 was the Mason Dixon line.
1986 Airboat Engineering Inc., 14' Marsh Master. Refreshed narrow deck, SV O-540, 72” NGQ. A Bob Stossel original.

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