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Old 05-26-2011, 08:02 PM
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just started the motors for the first time this year...had the ear muffs on with the water running. at idle the water impellar doesnt seem to be pulling any water. give it a little gas and she starts sucking. is this an issue? i should mention that the water impellar was just replaced a few days ago.
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How are you judging that it isn't pumping any water in? Is this the first time the boat was run this season after being winterized?

The reason I ask is that if it's the first time it's been run after being winterized, you've got to let the impeller (Alpha) / raw water pump (Bravo) fill the cooling system before anything comes back out.
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when the motor is idle i can see the water leaking out of the sides of the ear muffs...when i give it a little gas it starts sucking the water up into the motor (water disappears and stops coming out of the sides)...not sure if this is normal or not.

seems as though their is not enough suction at idle to pickup the water...can someone tell me if that is normal or not.
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Did it pump any water out thru the exhaust while it idled?
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Most likely the impeller will need to be replaced....how old is it?
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i should mention that the water impellar was just replaced a few days ago.
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Most likely the impeller will need to be replaced....how old is it?
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As said before, if water is comming from the exhaust and the temp is normal, it should be ok. Do you have a water pressure gauge and what does it read? How did it behave before winterizing?

It's been awhile since I've used ear muffs, but as I recall it there is always some water running by the muffs, especialy at idle.

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How are you judging that it isn't pumping any water in? Is this the first time the boat was run this season after being winterized?

The reason I ask is that if it's the first time it's been run after being winterized, you've got to let the impeller (Alpha) / raw water pump (Bravo) fill the cooling system before anything comes back out.


I agree. I have the same motors/drives as Moses and it took mine a about 30 seconds to "fill" back up after winterizing. I was nervous as well when I looked at the exhaust and no water was coming out at first.....but it did finally!

If nothing comes out after you wait a bit.....then I'd say the impeller was installed improperly.

Oh Moses...... be sure the front pickup on the Bravo is plugged or it won't suck worth crap. I found that out the hard way...... I just tape them off while I do my flushing....then remove the tape. I have to do this because I don't have the "proper" earmuffs for the dual intake Bravo.
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Did it pump any water out thru the exhaust while it idled?
no, none of the water was being sucked up into the exhaust unless i gave it a little throttle. as soon as i gave it a little all of the water was being pulled through.
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3 days.
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As said before, if water is comming from the exhaust and the temp is normal, it should be ok. Do you have a water pressure gauge and what does it read? How did it behave before winterizing?

It's been awhile since I've used ear muffs, but as I recall it there is always some water running by the muffs, especialy at idle.
this is the first time running on muffs. bought the boat last year.
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