Re: 17 ft johnson deluxe

From: Bruce Douglas <bdcs@...>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2001 22:38:45 -0600

You can check to see if water is circulating by observing a small stream of water squirting out of the top of the leg on the right hand side as obseving from the back, looking at the leg. This stream of water would indicate if the pump is working or not. If you do not see this stream of water do not run the engine till the problem is fixed. Hope this helps

Bruce Douglas
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Bob Brejack
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 5:18 PM
  Subject: 17 ft johnson deluxe

  BRUCE, I see by your e-mail to JED that you have a 17 ft. tri hull deluxe ,I have a 1964 johnson 17 ft. tri hull deluxe also and was wondering if you could help me with a problem that I have. I purchased it 3 months ago from my neighbor it was her husbands boat ,he passed away in 1984 of a heart attack and the boat just sat in her shed until I came along. THE boat needed a major clean up witch I have been doing for the first 3 weeks of ownership and it cleaned up quite nicely.I drained the oil and replaced the oil filter adding new 5w30 oil to the crankcase ,removed the spark plugs and squirted some oil in each cylinder and I let it sit for a couple of weeks, With time to spear I removed the gas tank and had it boiled out to remove all the grime that had built up from all those years of sitting,I also installed a new filler pipe, pick up tube and sending unite and replacing all the flexible gas lines that were there. Next I will replace the fuel pump and rebuild the crab???WITCH BRINGS ME TO THE QUESTION......... I by passed the gas tank and fuel pump and rigged up a gravity feed tank to the crab I turned the engine over by hand to be sure it was free,and it was thank GOD I had good spark so I attempted to start it NOT before I submerged the final drive in WATER,, believe it or not it started up with a little help ,it only ran for a moment when I noticed that the water in the tank was not getting warm,and the engine was I shut it down right away hoping not to damage nothing..............I think the water pump in the final drive is frozen IS THERE ANY WAY OF CHECKING IT ,,WITH OUT REMOVING IT,,,is it possible to introduce some type freeing agent through the lines that go the engine ...............MY neighbor said that it was all winterized and serviced before her husband died ANY HELP YOU COULD GIVE ME WOULD BE APPRECIATED.........THANK YOU >>>>BOB omc-boats@...
Received on Monday, 3 September 2001

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