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    Default Time to get up to operating temp........

    Finally got my new to me boat all cleaned up. While I had floor out I decided to finally run it for a minute.
    Hooked a hose to raw water intake on vdrive then started. Let run for about a minute and gauge never moved.....I understand I'm running cold water in so is that normal? Just don't wanna run if gauge isn't working. Also after fogging oil smoke cleared boat ran pretty smooth....hit throttle slowly just a sec slowly up to almost 2k rpm...felt slight vibration......maybe fouled plug from a lot of fogging oil? Sounds good at idle .Didn't have prop engaged
    Thanks

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    I have to run my boat for about 20 minutes on the hose to get it up to temp.
    2011 Moomba LSV

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    Ok....thanks for the reply

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    Agreed - could take 15min+ off the hose. You can put a hand on the exhaust manifolds to see if they're getting warm - or feel the water coming out the back flaps. If I rev mine a little in the driveway while on the hose I also get a little shutter or shake.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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    Default Time to get up to operating temp........

    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    If I rev mine a little while on the hose I also get a little shutter or shake.
    Reads like a post from Dusty's Mom . . .
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Changed plugs today.....I'm sure they were kinda fouled....wet with fogging oil and real fuely smelling. I'll run it again this week

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    Do not rev the engine. Raw water pump suction might collapse the garden hose. Could damage the impeller and other cooling components.
    2007 Outback
    2012 RAM Crew Cab
    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerfield View Post
    Do not rev the engine. Raw water pump suction might collapse the garden hose. Could damage the impeller and other cooling components.
    Not to worry, there is about 50psi of pressure keeping the hose from collapsing. Rev on.

    But don't rev it if you put the end of the hose into a bucket, pool, etc. Then you could collapse the hose.
    2007 Mobius LSV
    1989 Sanger Skier DX - sold

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    Dusty's mom definitely doesn't like it if your hose collapses while you're revving it...
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Dusty's mom definitely doesn't like it if your hose collapses while you're revving it...
    That's some funny stuff right there!
    Scott
    2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods

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