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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 97 200 mercury efi. I think it might be running

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I have a 97 200 mercury efi. I think it might be running hot, I run for a few minutes at full speed ...then when I go to run again it bogs down. how do I test the overheat alarm?
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

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

Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Would you please post the serial number of the engine?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Thanks. Did you get any alarms when you ran the engine?

Do you hear the alarm test beep when you turn the key on?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
beep beep beep when i turn the ignition ...but no other alarm
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it was not putting out any water but I cleaned out the drain nozzle3 and it started flowing nicely
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

When was the last time that the impeller was replaced?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
unknown, just bought it 6 weeks ago
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

If the engine got hot while running the alarm would have sounded. How was the bogging on thbe engine? Was it related to a certain RPM?

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