RE: Having some problems

From: Bob Brejack <rabbit43@...>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 22:47:44 -0400

PAUL, Have you given it a compression test????maybe you have a blown head
gasket??? ,cracked head???? , I would not use that GAS as I think it is not
up to par,flush the tank thoroughly and start all over again,I would leave
the thermostat in using a 160 AND check the timing it could be out a couple
of degrees this would make it run hot, you did say you flushed the system
right????maybe the carburetor is adjusted to lean, is the fan belt tight,
not slipping???are all the hoses new ??? I once had a car with a bad
radiator hose I replaced it with one of those hoses with the ribs in it and
it started to run HOT I replaced it with a molded hose and the problem went
away, as the water passed through the inside of the ribbed hose it would
cause bubbles in the system causing the engine to run hot, maybe you have a
similar problem !!!GOOD LUCK ....BOB...

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-omc-boats@...
[mailto:owner-omc-boats@...]On Behalf Of pated66@...
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 9:54 AM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: Having some problems

Looking for any suggestions at this point.
I know I'm the oddball in the group having an Evinrude V-4 90hp I/O, but
maybe some of you have experienced similar problems.

I can only run for about 15 min or so on the water before she overheats. I
have installed a new impellor, made sure the water p/u was clear, checked
and even ran without the thermostat parts in the mid unit.
she is pumping water, and I connected a hose inline with the line that runs
between the heads and ran for 20+ min without a problem.
I'm thinking of pulling the head covers and checking the water passages

This boat sat for a number of years before I got it so i thought there may
be some creepy crawly creatures in there, or some other blockage. Beyond
that, all I can think of is that she knows when I get paid and gives me
problems the day before :-)

The other thing, although not as severe, is that because of sitting, the
fuel comming out of the tank is dark. Just a chemicle reaction, or should
the tank be replaced?

Received on Friday, 15 June 2001

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