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Can you be more specific as to the boat, the engine in the boat, and what the oil pressure is reading?
Any debris in the bilge would not effect the actual oil pressure. The pressure reading of 10 psi, was that read off of the boats gauge? Or did a mechanic plumb in a mechanical gauge into the engine and take the pressure reading directly?
When you say gauge again is that the boats electrical gauge? Or a mechanical gauge plumbed into the engine?
Got it. What the mechanic need to is plumb a mechanical gauge into the engine and check pressure manually. Since it's a new boat chances are it's fine and the most likely scenario is there is a little bit of corrosion on the wire that connects to the oil pressure sending unit that feeds the gauge. But when you go to the shop you do want to insist on a mechanical reading. If the pressure is actually low on a mechanical gauge then there is a big engine problem, and the engine would either need to come out and be opened up at the dealer level. Or, Supra should send out a new replacement engine. Other than that, you said water got in. Any idea how high it got in the boat? Did it cover the bottom part of the engine?
1 last question. When this happened, was it freshwater or saltwater? (I assume fresh as you don't see to many Supra's around in salt, but figured I would ask)
On that, water can not actually get into the engine unless the level is high enough that it covers the top of the engines intake manifold. When boats have this much water in them they are more or less half sunk at this point. So unless that happened then water did not get into the engine. However, water can cause a little bit of corrosion. And corrosion can cause problems. The problem with corrosion is it does not always show up right away. For example, you can throw a bucket of nails outside and have it go through a few rain storms. They won't start to rust immediately, but after a months or so they will start to rust. Same idea with the boat. The common areas to keep an eye on are the accessory pulleys up front, where belt is. The starter motor. Alternator. On performance issues if the level of water got over the fuel tank and water got into the tank that could cause it. But either way, the boat and engine needs to be 110% when they give it back to you. So whatever it takes to make it right they have to take care of. Does that make sense? If yes, do you have any further questions on the issue?
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