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I have a 1988 merc 35 horse outbored its getting water aroud

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i have a 1988 merc 35 horse outbored its getting water aroud moter
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: it runs great dont get hot its pumping water good
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Are you saying that you are getting water inside the cowling when the motor is running?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i cant figgure out whats causing it and then after it runs for a bit it starts dumping gas also
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Alright, the water can really only come from a few places. Can I get the serial number and I can point you where to look.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i dont have it with me
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

OK, is this a tiller or remote steer? Oil injected or premix?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Oil injected remote steer
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Thanks.

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc/Mercury/1988/1035312BD/BOTTOM%20COWL%20AND%20EXHAUST%20PLATE/parts.html

Part 7

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc/Mercury/1988/1035312BD/CYLINDER%20BLOCK%20AND%20THERMOSTAT/parts.html

Parts 4 and 18

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc/Mercury/1988/1035312BD/CYLINDER%20BLOCK%20CRANKCASE%20AND%20COVERS/parts.html

Part 26, 28 and 35

These are the possible sources for your water. You will need to start the engine on a hose flusher, and have the top cowling off. Inspect those areas and see if you get any water and from which one.

For the fuel, that is the carb leaking.

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