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Old 12 February 2012, 03:22   #1
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Evinrude 175 Cold Weather Question

Hi, i am hoping someone can advise me if the following is normal or not. Went out yesterday in the solent. Started the engine when the outside air temp was around -4 C and got no water coming out the back. Left it running for a minute and still no water so turned off. Started again several times and turned off after still no water seen coming from the back. Engine temp slowly rose after each start until it got to about 55 C and eventually at around 60 C a small amount of water came out which increased slowly until normal flow resumed. Is this normal as a result of thermostatic control of the cooling water or was it more likely caused by frozen water in the exhaust that melted as the engine warmed up ? Please advise
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Old 12 February 2012, 06:42   #2
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I suspect that you had a small amount of frozen water in the small tube that feeds the telltail. Next time try pulling the tube off the fitting on the cowling or clearing it with a wire.

Althought there is thermostatic control there should still be a flow of water from the telltail.

Alternative could be that your water pump/system needs servicing, have you had any overeating problems/did the motor run at normal temp once started?
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Old 14 February 2012, 12:32   #3
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Spoke to Tom from JBT and he tells me when it is that cold it is normal for no water to appear for a couple of minutes whilst the engine temp rises.
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Living in Belgium but you could ask the senior engineer at Quinquinari

his email adress Rod Bower rod@quinquarimarine.co.uk

hope this helps

ps: also own a 2007 175hp etec but it is on my polyster boat that is currently on sale!!! if not sold after march I will buy a XS rib and put the 175hp behind it (should go well I suppose)
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Spoke to Tom from JBT and he tells me when it is that cold it is normal for no water to appear for a couple of minutes whilst the engine temp rises.
If its an E-tec then upto a minute is possible, however probably worth keeping an eye on if any longer.
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Sounds like normal thermostat operation to me. My 135 Merc used to do the same thing in cold weather. I haven't been out in cold enough air temps with my old tech Johnsons to see if they do the same.
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My Merc gets over the cold problem by not starting
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