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Old 22 February 2013, 12:01   #1
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On recovering the boat last year there was water, (not vast amounts but enough to be noticeable) emerging from the very top front of the leg where it joins the powerhead. It appears that this might be the reason that on tickover the low water pressure warning is beeping - this stops as soon as the engine is in neutral or at any speed above tickover.

I'm looking for some advice as to why water might be emerging there - is it a gasket issue or ?????

Any thoughts welcome
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Old 22 February 2013, 12:05   #2
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Tohatsu 90 two stroke
On recovering the boat last year there was water, (not vast amounts but enough to be noticeable) emerging from the very top front of the leg where it joins the powerhead. It appears that this might be the reason that on tickover the low water pressure warning is beeping - this stops as soon as the engine is in neutral or at any speed above tickover.

I'm looking for some advice as to why water might be emerging there - is it a gasket issue or ?????

Any thoughts welcome
Is the tell tail working well, is the hose leaking or come apart?

Just stating the obvious just in case
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Old 22 February 2013, 12:08   #3
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And how old is it?
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It's not the tell tale leaking, have checked that, the amount coming out is more than would be expected and the engine is mid 90's but well maintained
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The telltale IS working ok I take it? Is it dry under the cowl?


I haven't worked on one of those before, but if it's feasable to remove any plastic trim around the area and run it up, I would.

It sounds like it might be coming from the powerhead to leg gasket. If it is, it shouldn't be.
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Thanks, I will do that. I'm not entirely sure how to remove the plastic but sounds like a plan. It's coming from the 'join' so will investigate the gasket, there's sufficient water coming out to be worrying and the engine is dry under the cowl with no tell tale leaks
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