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    If the motor does not appear to be running hot, why don't you put it in the water, idle out of the 5 zone and roll on the throttle slowly and see if water doesn't come out the dump hoses. As several peeps have suggested the one piece plates, depending on year and hole size, don't put out much water @ idle. They are a total loss system, designed to not have too much pressure at W.O.T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NICE PAIR View Post
    If the motor does not appear to be running hot, why don't you put it in the water, idle out of the 5 zone and roll on the throttle slowly and see if water doesn't come out the dump hoses. As several peeps have suggested the one piece plates, depending on year and hole size, don't put out much water @ idle. They are a total loss system, designed to not have too much pressure at W.O.T.
    That's exactly what I'm gonna do, run er and monitor the gauges very closely... thanks for the input!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookbbb View Post
    That's exactly what I'm gonna do, run er and monitor the gauges very closely... thanks for the input!
    What was the outcome of the road test? :-)
    Wriggleys gum makes me think of boating, "Double your engines, Double your fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICE PAIR View Post
    What was the outcome of the road test? :-)
    Havnt had a chance to work on the boat/motor since posting... not happy about it! Haha my work has shipped me off to mercury university training again... gonna get a break in the action to do some work this weekend hopefully!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookbbb View Post
    Havnt had a chance to work on the boat/motor since posting... not happy about it! Haha my work has shipped me off to mercury university training again... gonna get a break in the action to do some work this weekend hopefully!
    That might be a good place to ask about the water dumps LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90 5.0 View Post
    That might be a good place to ask about the water dumps LOL!!
    All the merc teachers don't know jack **** about the old racing 2 strokes haha I've ask a couple of them... I get the deer in headlights look every time haha they think I'm nuts for running my set up and just laugh lol
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