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Joe, I have a 2003 SeaRay 275 with a Mercruiser 5.0 MPI

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Hi Joe,
I have a 2003 SeaRay 275 with a Mercruiser 5.0 MPI fitted to a leg. I have sucked gravel into the entire calling system and of course it is overheating. How do I clear the cooling system?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  briggs archer replied 1 year ago.
Clearing the cooling system depends on how much sand(gravel) is in the the hoses. If the cooling hoses are full they must be removed one by one and smacked on the ground to loosen and empty the hose. The manifolds can be cleared by slowly forcing water from a garden hose adding more and more flow.Then, the engine the same way.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  briggs archer replied 1 year ago.
Glad to help

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