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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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My 115 2 stroke yamaha has a new water pump and the heads

Customer Question

my 115 2 stroke yamaha has a new water pump and the heads redone but still run hot what can be wrong now ?
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Customer: it ran hot so had new water pump put on and the heads redone on it
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: 1 piston has some marks on it the others are fine
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
can it still run hot with no themostats ? Is it maybe getting too much water flow now and maybe put themostats back in which the motor didnt have them before?
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Hi Scott, my name is Jason.

What is the model number on this engine?

How hot is it getting, did you take the engines temperatures manually with an IR temp gun?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i dont have the model number and no i dont know how hot it really is. the alarm goes off and i have to slow down to safe speed untill it goes off and then i can take off agin untill the alarm goes off again which isn't long
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
how can you tell if you have a cracked block ? would the motor sound funny or something ?
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

The only way to tell if the block is cracked is by taking it apart and looking at it.

You could just have a faulty temp sensor, activating prematurely. In the shop what we do is run the boat with the engine cover off. Duplicate the alarm, shut the engine off and take it's temperature with an infra red temp gun. The engine should run around 160F. If it is, then the temp sensor is faulty, activating before it should. If he engine is hot, then we would replace the impeller and thermostats and retest. These engines must be run with a working thermostat, they have open cooling systems so they can actually overheat with no thermostat in them.

Did you have any other questions on the issue?

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

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Thank you


Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

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