Re: [OMC-Boats] OMC-Boats Digest, Vol 3, Issue 21

From: Wayne Johnson <wayne@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 02:32:41 -0500

Are you sure the block is cracked or are you just assuming it did? Make
sure the water jacket in the exhaust manifold has not rusted through. That
can happen with older inboards. If the manifold is bad, get the water out
of the cylinders right away so it won't rust. Good luck with that. A
manifold is cheaper then a whole engine.

> From: William Anderson <speednut@...>
> Hello list. I acquired a 68 Evinrude Sportsman last fall (155 Hp 225 ci
> and finally finished enough rewiring to get it to start.
> Long story short, when I hooked up the garden hose, water ran out of
> 6 cylinder. When the boats aren't winterized properly, is it normally the
> head or the block that cracks? I've been trying to scrounge an engine but
> haven't found any.
> Does anyone have ideas where to source a motor? Or is there an alternate
> that motor? Is the lower unit also susceptible to freezing?
> Thanks in advance.
> Bill with the once frozen Sportsman.
Received on Thursday, 2 August 2007

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