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Gaelmart 28 May 2012 05:37

Mariner overheating near Donegal
 
Hi
Took my 4 year old Mariner F25ELPT EFI for its annual service Motor Marine Burtonport.
After 100m on first run (Full Throttle) it cut power and alarm came on. (Book says Overheating or Oil Pressure).

Took it back to Motor Marine who confirmed from computer, overheating. They cleaned water intake channel and said lot of stuff in there.
I put back on water and it dies again after 300m this time.

When I turn off ignition, I can immediately start up again and 'putter' along at 6 knots to stop overheating but it still happens sometimes even at that. Thought I was a rescue job on Sunday but she made it.

Now Motor Marine have lost interest in me despite me giving them loads of cash over past 10 years. I'm the perfect customer as I have no interest in fiddling with engines and am willing to pay someone who does.

Can anyone recommend someone within 100 miles of Donegal Town, North or South who would actually be interested in fixing it and getting paid for it.

Thanks
Gary

moonshadow 28 May 2012 05:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaelmart
Hi
Took my 4 year old Mariner F25ELPT EFI for its annual service Motor Marine Burtonport.
After 100m on first run (Full Throttle) it cut power and alarm came on. (Book says Overheating or Oil Pressure).

Took it back to Motor Marine who confirmed from computer, overheating. They cleaned water intake channel and said lot of stuff in there.
I put back on water and it dies again after 300m this time.

When I turn off ignition, I can immediately start up again and 'putter' along at 6 knots to stop overheating but it still happens sometimes even at that. Thought I was a rescue job on Sunday but she made it.

Now Motor Marine have lost interest in me despite me giving them loads of cash over past 10 years. I'm the perfect customer as I have no interest in fiddling with engines and am willing to pay someone who does.

Can anyone recommend someone within 100 miles of Donegal Town, North or South who would actually be interested in fixing it and getting paid for it.

Thanks
Gary

Give inland inflatables a call based in Sligo ask for Ronan keyes don't have the number to hand but they have a website.

willk 28 May 2012 06:22

Motor Marine - the stories I could tell you... :nonono:

TBH, I don't know a decent marine mechanic in the county. There are a few who will do a reasonable standard service, but show them a faulty engine and the skills just aren't there.

If it's just overheating it should be something quite simple, a blockage, dodgy impeller or stat. It wouldn't be uncommon for an engine to go to MM for a service and leave with a bigger problem :facepalm:

Ronan Keyes can't be any worse.

Gaelmart 28 May 2012 07:07

Yea there seems to be a lot of the 'hammer and screwdriver' lads about.

G

Leapy 28 May 2012 08:51

"Mariner overheating near Donegal" - I read that at first as Willk was grafting ;-)

willk 28 May 2012 12:09

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Originally Posted by Leapy (Post 464799)
"Mariner overheating near Donegal" - I read that at first as Willk was grafting ;-)

Fecker! It's 26C today. I was tempted to go down that road, but he's too close to be messin' with...

Boats&Outboards 28 May 2012 12:42

Is it not still under its manufacturer warranty ?

Peter @ Boatsandoutboards4sale ~ askboatsandoutboards4sale@sky.com ~ 07930 421007

Gaelmart 29 May 2012 04:01

Ye know it is but never got a penny's worth of warranty repairs out of em after 2 engines and 10 years so never even crossed my mind.


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