- Engine overheating - Amel54
Re: Engine overheating - Amel54
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On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 2:01 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...
Hi David, you can check/clean the sea chest inlet in the water. Take the top off, have a rod/tube of suitable diameter and length ready. Turn the seacock on and run the rod up and down. Takes a few seconds, turn the seacock off. Water does flow in but in the time you have it open it is not a problem. Shell fish like oysters and mussels love to grow in the tube.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On 29 July 2021 at 01:22 David Crisp <david@...> wrote:
The problem turned out to be the transmission oil cooler which was 3/4 blocked. The gurgling has stopped - I'm pretty sure this was the exhaust anti-syphon pipe sucking in air because of the upstream blockage.
Thanks for all the advice, really grateful.
Interestingly, now sea water can flow at full rate, when I rev the engine to over 2,000 to engage the alternator the sea chest alarm sounds, so at least I know that works! I'm hauling out next week and will give the sea chest inlet a thorough check and clean out.
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58
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