Re: [OMC-Boats] Cooling issue

From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 18:11:27 -0400

No one huh? I've spent the entire day playing with this. I'm out of
ideas. Just for the hell of it I'm going to run the water with no
thermostat in place, just so see what happens. I know it shouldn't
make a difference, but at this point I'll try anything.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Justin DeSantis<duc1098desmo@...> wrote:
> Let me bounce this issue off the wise old list.
> So I finally figured out which hole in the outdrive is the "pisser"
> hole. It's directly under the plate that covers the outdrive pivot on
> the drivers side of the boat. Here's my issue. I have no water coming
> out of it. As in none. I do have a slight dribble coming out from the
> cover above the hole. Just a real slow drip. Easy fix. But, the lack
> of water through the tell tale hole bothers me. Can it just be
> clogged? I ran the boat on the hose for about 5 minutes, maybe a
> little more. No water. Didn't seem to be over heating. I can get the
> IR thermometer out and take some readings to be sure.
> My question is this, I wanted to take this thing to the river tomorrow
> for a test run. Before I go, I want to make sure I have water flowing
> where I should. Is there a way to double check the "tell tale" hole?
> Someplace else I can look for flow? Maybe pull a hose?With my IR
> thermometer, where should I take readings and what should they be?
> I can tell you this, there is 2 cooling hoses going to each side of
> the engine. On each side, one was hot, the other was cooler. Is this
> significant?
> I'm know if I don't have flow that impeller is already garbage just
> from the running I've done to tune it up. Which went well. it's purrs
> and idles smooth as can be. But, if water wasn't flowing, wouldn't I
> have noticed it over heating by now?
> Any input would help me avert a meltdown. As always, thank you all!
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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