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
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03-09-2014, 05:41 PM #1
Time to get up to operating temp........
03-09-2014, 05:49 PM #2Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- Newnan, GA
I have to run my boat for about 20 minutes on the hose to get it up to temp.2011 Moomba LSV
03-09-2014, 05:55 PM #3
Ok....thanks for the reply
03-10-2014, 03:03 PM #4
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.
03-10-2014, 10:07 PM #5
03-10-2014, 10:18 PM #6
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
03-10-2014, 10:50 PM #7
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
03-11-2014, 02:30 AM #8Senior Member
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- Oct 2013
- Ft. Collins, CO
03-11-2014, 01:07 PM #9
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.
03-11-2014, 01:36 PM #10