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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Have you ever plumbed a deck shower from engine cooling sy

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have you ever plumbed a deck shower from engine cooling system
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would like to tie into cooling system to have warm water for showering on a freshwater boat ..no tank strait from engine . can i use the 1/2 plugs in intake manifold
5.7 mercruiser engine
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** have not but I don't see why it wouldn't work. You would only be able to use it with engine running. You would plumb it in like a hot water heater. Plumb it at the thermostat housing or the circulation pump. There should be an available plug. Post back with questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
one suggestion was the 1/2 plug coming out of the intake manifold ...does that seem like a valid place to put a valve
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Is this the plug next to the thermostat housing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i believe there is on just behind the thermostat in the intake manifold
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
That will be an intake for air not water. To be sure I need the engine serial number?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ow024163
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5.7 lx
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
# ***** in this pic? http://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury_marine_parts/static/img/COMMON/1888.gif If yes then that one is good to go for a valve.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
perfect thank you for your help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is that going to starve my engine at all of cooling water
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
No not at all the engine will still get plenty of water.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
good thanks again ..ill give it a whirl ... have a good night
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Your welcome........Thank you..Tan Please don't forget to positively rate me as that is the only way I get paid. Thank you.........Tan

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