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Just poking around on the site. I have mercruiser 5.0 260

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hi just poking around on the site. I have mercruiser 5.0 260 MPI she gets up to around 167 under 3000 rpm thought it was hot
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Customer: If I run boat at dock in neutral at 3000 rpm for 20 minutes it stays at 156
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 29 days ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

The engine has a 160*F thermostat. Normal operating temperature is 170+/-5*F. Temp gauges aren't real accurate. You are well with in the operating range.

Are you getting any over heat alarms?

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