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shawn willson
08-21-2006, 10:31 PM
hey all
im back with more problems
engine is overheating
can u give me some tips and where to start looking for the problem. also any prints or websites that have picture diagrams for troubleshooting would be great too

El Pescador
08-22-2006, 07:00 AM
"Start checking the condition of the raw water hose connector in the outdrive. If it is corroded your engine raw water pump will be sucking air once the boat is on the plane (this is a very common problem). The hose connector looks like this:

http://www.marineengine.com/parts/part_details.php?pnum=SIE18-2778&returntopage= 80240788.htm ("")

If this is not the problem, check the raw water pump impeller, the condition of the raw water strainer (is it plugged?) and the condition of the exhaust manifold (internally choked due to corrosion?)"

shawn willson
08-22-2006, 07:43 AM
is the impeller where the 2 lines connect

shawn willson
08-22-2006, 08:16 AM
also is the impeller made of rubber

El Pescador
08-22-2006, 01:25 PM
Yes and yes.

shaw nwillson
08-22-2006, 04:36 PM
thanks that was the problem

your the man!

El Pescador
08-22-2006, 05:22 PM
You're welcome. Glad to be of help.

rocky1
08-24-2006, 09:25 AM
"just a silly question EL PESCADOR the beam of any boat is measured from where to where ??

also thanks you for all your help on my overheating problems i changed the raw water hose conector also had the water tank boiled boat runs great at about 180 degrees wide open !!thanks or all your help and time , and pacients chatting with me !! Dennis"

El Pescador
08-24-2006, 12:40 PM
"You are welcome, Dennis.

Regarding your question, and in simple terms, beam is the width of the boat's hull at its widest point. You normally measure it from the port to the starboard top gunwhales (the gunwhale is the upper edge of the boat side)."