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I own Cummins marine engines in my boat there is a leak that

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I own Cummins marine engines in my boat there is a leak that allows the coolant to dip into the engines other than the smoke that creates is it ok to run the boat for a short term. My mechanic said that it could cause some damage to the fuel injectors but that it should not harm the engine and the boat shoul run OK what do you think?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  K. Kergan replied 3 months ago.

Hi, my name is Kerry

The short answer is no, it's not okay.

If water is getting into the cylinders you could end up with scored cylinders and pistons,

especially if you put the engine under a full load.

Water messes with the lubrication of the and pistons and cylinders.

Let me know if you have more questions about this.

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