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Old 01 November 2005, 10:29   #1
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how long can I safely run an engine out of the water

Going to view a boat tomorrow but its no where near water. want to take an oil sample for analysis but apparently need to run engine for 15 mins. Its a steyr. Is this Ok. cannot get hold of mermaid(steyr agents)to get there advice, cheers, Andy
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Inboard then, yes? Can you not feed the small tank with a hose pipe?
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Inboard then, yes? Can you not feed the small tank with a hose pipe?
new to engines jizm, what do you mean by the small tank?
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new to engines jizm, what do you mean by the small tank?
What you need to do is feed water into the raw water (salt) side of the cooling system. Usually there is a fitting through the hull that will have a gate valve on the inside and a strainer to catch the sea weed. Best be is to remove the top of the strainer and stick a hose in.

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You need to be fairly careful not to burn the impellor. Without water they get hot within seconds. Not a good idea to run outboards or raw water cooled inboards without water at all.
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You need to be fairly careful not to burn the impellor. Without water they get hot within seconds. Not a good idea to run outboards or raw water cooled inboards without water at all.
Unless you have a Pac 22 which has a bronze impellor or one of these Des
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What you need to do is feed water into the raw water (salt) side of the cooling system. Usually there is a fitting through the hull that will have a gate valve on the inside and a strainer to catch the sea weed. Best be is to remove the top of the strainer and stick a hose in.

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That's the one small tank, strainer, you know what I mean!
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cheers lads, will let you know how i get on with the small tank strainer thingy. its way up north by the way and I got a bumpy flight booked for 7am so early start. blessed with good weather by looks of portsmouth harbour right now. christ newcastle in november in autumn gales still got a few hours til return flight so maybe find out if the beer really is that cheap and I do luv gravy.
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