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Old 17 July 2006, 17:29   #1
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Water Speed Pipe

Just a quick question, primarily because I haven't found the end that's still connected yet.... does the water speed pipe at the front of the DF140 serve any purpose other than to provide a reading to a sensor that displays water speed on an optional guage on the dash?

I only ask this, since my pipe has come off at the bottom end of the engine, and it looks like it was held in place with a zip tie, however, on initial inspection, it looks like I'll have to drop the bottom off to re-attach the thing annoyingly..... I was just wondering if I could coil it, zip tie it, and leave it till the next service as long as it's not going to have any detrimental effect on the engine

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Old 17 July 2006, 17:38   #2
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Well, on a Merc 115 the pipe (or pitot) is just there for the speed......
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Old 18 July 2006, 11:25   #3
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Alex exactly the same problem on my Yam 50 last year. I've blocked the tube up after seeking advice and had no problems since. Never used the thing anyway so no great loss. Like you I worried initially. Seems a very flimsy thing to put in that position and bloody difficult to fix.
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Sounds ok then, thanks. I'll get it re-attached at the next service, but until then it can stay detatched I think. We did 55miles yesterday around the coast without any problems or beeping noises, so I assume it's fine

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