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Dang, why didn't I think of this first!!! My motor is fixed!!!!!

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Old 06-30-2002, 10:13 PM
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Thumbs up Dang, why didn't I think of this first!!! My motor is fixed!!!!!

Well, I did the oil bypass thing Friday and ran it on Saturday. Same problem. Oil temp went to 260 in a big hurry. So, as I idled back to the marina I got to thinking.....(this can be scary some times, ask anyone who knows me!!).......you're a smart guy Mike, you went to college (and even graduated), and you know motors. If it runs well, doesn't seem to burn the oil or blow it out anywhere, what else is there??? Temp Senders!!!!!!

When we built this motor we had to move the location of the water temp sender from the intake to the t-stat housing. And when I tried to get the oil temp sender off, the center of it spun and I simply replaced it with a spare sender. Well, when I put them back in, I put the water temp sender in the oil temp sender hole, and the oil temp sender in the water temp sender hole. Duh!!!!!!!!!!!! I switched them back and viola!!!! Oil temp went back to normal, and I had water temp finally. Now, I can run all day long (which I did yesterday and today) and the oil temp never goes above 215 or so and the water temp stays at 150. Even at more rpm, the oil never gets above 230. Cruising at 3600-3700 rpm it runs at 210 and stays there. Perfect!!!!! Put nearly 5.5 hours on it this weekend without a hicup.
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Old 06-30-2002, 10:25 PM
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You were looking for Zebras when you should have been looking for horses!

I did a similar thing when I installed closed cooling. The hole the sending unit went in was a different size, so I bought one that fit, never thinking there were different resistance for different guages. Kept showing hot as hell, but I knew it wasn't because it would have boiled over. Bought a fitting to reduce the size and reinstalled the original.......160 degrees all the time now.
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Old 06-30-2002, 10:49 PM
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Hey Cuda, is that an African swallow or a European swallow???

LOL!! Monty rules!!! Run away!! Run away!!!!
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Mike-
I'm glad you got it figured out and it was something simple!

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Foul.....You & me need to meet !!!!!
Sounds like the kinda crap that i do!!!


Glad youre up & running!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mike. This makes you an OFFICIAL

Sophisticated Redneck

since you figured it out on your ownesome using your college degrees(s) and without the assistance of 12 Natural Lights

Hey!!!! and This means that someone else will finally get the Gilligan award at the next SEA100 outing.

Seriuosly, I wonder if Traviss has the same issues. he mentioned his oil (allegedly) very hot too???? hmmmmmmmmm

awesome buddy.
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glad to hear you got her going...




rambunctious.... Nope I am not like mike LOL! My sender's are hooked up right
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Rambunctious do you run a 377 scarab with Rambunctious on the side????I think I saw you launch at HarborTown Friday night.
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