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    Default Starboard side of engine overheats

    Please Help.

    I have a 1988 Baja 230 Force, completely rebuilt with a chev 396 engine also rebuilt.
    Engine works fine, New impeller, starboard engine side overheats like its not getting
    enough water. Removed the thermostat to see if this made a difference, it didn't.
    Checked water distribution tee to see if both sides are getting the same amount of water.
    It looks like they are, What could be the issue??

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    You mean the manifolds are hotter on one side, correct? That's caused by a blockage in the water flow on the hot side.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    Quote Originally Posted by fastjeff View Post
    You mean the manifolds are hotter on one side, correct? That's caused by a blockage in the water flow on the hot side.

    Jeff
    Hi Jeff yes correct one manifold is hotter then the other, can you please explain how I would locate the problem?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    Quote Originally Posted by RobtJ View Post
    Hi Jeff yes correct one manifold is hotter then the other, can you please explain how I would locate the problem?

    Thanks.
    Jeff how do I identify the hot hoses?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    Ayuh,...... One side always runs hotter than the other,.....

    How hot is yer overheat,..??

    How are you checkin',..?? a hand is not a thermometer,....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    2X on using a thermometer...

    if the exhaust elbows have any time on them, you may want to replace them...

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    Quote Originally Posted by makomark View Post
    2X on using a thermometer...

    if the exhaust elbows have any time on them, you may want to replace them...

    I have an infrared thermometer. Starboard side hits 200 and the port side hits 170

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    Default Re: Starboard side of engine overheats

    Quote Originally Posted by RobtJ View Post
    I have an infrared thermometer. Starboard side hits 200 and the port side hits 170
    Ayuh,...... Pull the riser/ elbow, 'n see how clogged up it is,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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