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Old 23 September 2006, 09:43   #11
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....There is a take off from the front of the thermostat housing which has a pipe running to a skin fitting on the transom, The pipe diameter is about 5 mm.
Unless your engine is running on direct raw water cooling, the thermostat will be on the closed engine cooling circuit.
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Old 23 September 2006, 13:47   #12
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Unless your engine is running on direct raw water cooling, the thermostat will be on the closed engine cooling circuit.
Thats a fair point - it runs as soon as the engine is started. I m not at the boat now but the more I think about it, it has to be the heat exchanger feed - although I looked at the engine manual to see if the modification was in there (its not) and the diagram showed the take off point as the thermostat housing...

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Old 23 September 2006, 18:17   #13
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Unless your engine is running on direct raw water cooling, the thermostat will be on the closed engine cooling circuit.
That is a good point. My water temp is taken from the enclosed cooling system. I'm going to do a little research online, if I find anything of interest I will let ye know!
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I use a temperature sensor on the exhaust a short distance below the water injection point. The temperature at that point is always around 60c. If there was no water, I'd expect that to be closer to 600c. I have set the alarm at 90c and I don't expect there to be much of a delay before that temperature is reached if the water flow stops. A tell-tail is unlikely to give you sufficient warning unless you are constantly watching it. Just my opinion, of course.
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I use a temperature sensor on the exhaust a short distance below the water injection point. The temperature at that point is always around 60c. If there was no water, I'd expect that to be closer to 600c. I have set the alarm at 90c and I don't expect there to be much of a delay before that temperature is reached if the water flow stops. A tell-tail is unlikely to give you sufficient warning unless you are constantly watching it. Just my opinion, of course.

With temps like that theory says you could simply clamp an overheat sensor from a mariner 2-stroke to the exhaust in the same place then-cheap and simple. They trigger at a bit over 100 degrees C. All you'd need is an alarm beeper and a switch hooked to the ignition so it was live when it's turned on.
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Great ideas guys - Something to keep me busy over the winter months!
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....you could simply clamp an overheat sensor from a mariner 2-stroke to the exhaust in the same place then-cheap and simple.
Yep, temp sensors are freely available and cheap and a wee circuit easy to make.

However, a temp gauge linked to an exhaust sensor gives a bit of indication of how hard you are running the engine. It can cheat you though if the engine gives a rich mixture at full throttle cos the excess fuel lowers the exhaust temp.

I use a combined turbo boost/temp gauge. The boost tells me how hard I'm running the motor and the gauge keeps a eye on the exhaust temp. It has settable alarms. The down side is, it's not cheap.
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Took these photos today of ours. This is the fwd end and portside of the engine. The tell tell pipe is obviously the smaller pipe from the brass fitting.
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Took these photos today of ours. This is the fwd end and portside of the engine. The tell tell pipe is obviously the smaller pipe from the brass fitting.
I would have thought that the telltale would be better coming from the discharge side to ensure that the raw water is actually circulating the engine.
Not being familiar with these engine, would it be possible to take one from the discharge side, perhaps using a plastic straight through pipe coupler, the one with the small screw blank?
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Took these photos today of ours. This is the fwd end and portside of the engine. The tell tell pipe is obviously the smaller pipe from the brass fitting.

Very interesting! What sort of pressure is the raw water under? ie. how far out that pipe does water shoot? Did you do that mod yourself?
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