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    I assume you have a new impeller, and the stat is...

    I assume you have a new impeller, and the stat is a 160 degree. When is it 190 and when is it 155, and how long does it take to get it to 155 and what if you neutral rev it at 190?
  2. Be careful engaging your drive while out of...

    Be careful engaging your drive while out of water. The cutlass bearing is not lubricated and this can cause premature wear.
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    It should only drip no more than once every 3secs...

    It should only drip no more than once every 3secs iirc. Do you have ballast tanks?
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    You will have oxygen sensors with wires on the...

    You will have oxygen sensors with wires on the exhaust manifold.
  5. Thread: Winterizing

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    poke a wire into the block drains, sometimes rust...

    poke a wire into the block drains, sometimes rust and debris accumulation may block these drains. disconnect the lower hose at the impeller if you don't remove the impeller, disconnect the Jtube that...
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    +1^^^^^^^^^^^

    +1^^^^^^^^^^^
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    The tstat begins to open at 160 and is not fully...

    The tstat begins to open at 160 and is not fully open until approx 170 degrees F. If you think its 100 whether celcius or farhenheit , and that the thermostat can be open or closed at that same...
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    Alcohol is quite volatile and subject to flashing...

    Alcohol is quite volatile and subject to flashing off in an open environment thus reducing its effectivemess. Plus its not much cheaper than plumbing antifreeze
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    not quite, Water flows from the impeller thru...

    not quite, Water flows from the impeller thru the water distribution housing above the thermostat over to the j tube and down to the circulating pump that then circulates it into the block. Excess...
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    NO do not do this.....it will not work.....the...

    NO do not do this.....it will not work.....the thermostat lets hot coolant out... most of the antifreeze will bypass the block and flow right out the exhaust mani. What little that does enter the...
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    the thermostat lets coolant out of the motor. ...

    the thermostat lets coolant out of the motor. If you want to add plumbing antifreeze you have to drain the block first. All the new coolant will enter the block primarily thru the j tube and circ...
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    Sticky: The hose that comes off the T goes to the...

    The hose that comes off the T goes to the dripless seal. At least it did on my 09. Its not a good setup as hot water is going to the dripless shaft seal ( causing dripless housing expansion and...
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    Some off the pics in the manuals are old. Thats...

    Some off the pics in the manuals are old. Thats what I had on my 99 outback
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    Yu have to pull the hoses off the impeller to get...

    Yu have to pull the hoses off the impeller to get the water out of the housing and lines. Pull the hoses off the vdrive to get the water out of them. Pull the heater hoses off the block and circ pump...
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    leave them alone if they are working. I suck p ...

    leave them alone if they are working. I suck p antifreeze from theban fill hose thru the pumps to winterize and mine are 9 years old and still running.
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    A clamp must be loose, its sucking air

    A clamp must be loose, its sucking air
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    Alignment or a bent shaft will also cause...

    Alignment or a bent shaft will also cause premature dripless failure. If it will snap your shaft wear on the vdrive internals will be occurring as well. Also motor mounts may wear out prematurely...
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    It is normal for the engine to briefly go over...

    It is normal for the engine to briefly go over the thermostat temp when it is brought down to idle due to the heat sink nature of a hot engine and the short lag response time in tstat increasing its...
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    that impeller was run dry, and or the boat run...

    that impeller was run dry, and or the boat run thru sh*tty water. check the tranny cooler as above. I doubt there is a water strainer. My impeller is on its 5th year and temp hold steady at 160- 166....
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    Then you must have a crack in the top cooler....

    Then you must have a crack in the top cooler. Does the volume of fluid change on the dipstick. Afaik water flows thru the top of the unit acting as a cooler. This is the only way water can get in...
  21. Thread: Boat algae

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    4700 lbs of ballast would do it

    4700 lbs of ballast would do it
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    Well , I have yet to do anything and boat cold...

    Well , I have yet to do anything and boat cold idled fine this weekend. So now , Im thinking it could be a dirty fuel injector from poor fuel since it went away. Going to try some seafoam, and will...
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    What did you do to that poor impeller? Sucking up...

    What did you do to that poor impeller? Sucking up sand and rocks?
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    Drain and fill again, then again at end of...

    Drain and fill again, then again at end of season. You want to also make sure there is no leaking at the cooler. You want to use it between change times as you will never get the oil out of the...
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    Indmar 340 cat cold idle hunting

    Like the title says. Cold idle moves up and down on cold start up. Prob between say 7 and 900 rpms for instance. If I head out it will continue this hunting up until about 1700 rpms , around 2200 it...
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