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HI JASON, I HAVE A...
HI JASON, I HAVE A 7.4 LITRE GL VOLVO PENTA MARINE MOTOR STERN DRIVE. THE TEMP GAUGE READS A NORMAL TEMP BUT AFTER 15 MINUTES, THE ENGINE IS VERY HOT AND STARTS SMOKING LIKE CRAZY! ANY IDEAS WHAT COULD BE WRONG? THANKS JOE
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Good morning Joe, Jason here.
What part of the engine specifically is smoking? Is the temperature reading normal when the smoking happens?
Do you operate in fresh or saltwater?
When was the last time the engine had a new impeller and thermostat installed?
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