Just a quick question.
So we bought this boat last year and never really had it out maybe 10 hrs or so..
It does not have a working temp guage. The gauge is there but no wiring to it.,.
The engine has an aftermaket Edlebrock Performer intake that does not have the hole to put the temp sensor.
Seeing that the water is constantly entering and leaving the engine and this is how it cools the motor.. is this temp guage as big of a deal.. I plan on putting a inline temp sensor in the hose somewhere..
Thanks in advance for your replies.
1988 Mirage Intruder. 350 with OMC drive.
Last edited by BY U BOY; 04-07-2008 at 04:03 PM.
I sucked up some sand last year and it plugged up the sea strainer. Within seconds I saw the temp gauge starting to rise. I did shut it off before the high temp alarm sounded.
Agreed, the temp gauge is the second most important piece of information you NEED at all times, next to oil pressure of course.
I am no mechanic to say the least, however I am pretty sure you can run a motor longer with no oil pressure than you can with a motor overheating. I know oil pressure is real important, but even with no pressure you will have oil down below and will still lube some of the parts, but with heat you may be talking a minute or 2 before you have major problems.
I would rather replace a couple of scorched bearings than a set of heads.
Just my .02 Am I off ???
A lot of engines have fitting on the heads you can you to place the sender.
I don't know about "most important" but water temp is definitely the most watched for me.
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