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post #5 of Old 08-13-2013
lilmismagic
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Re: Heat exchanger

Hello,

I have a Univesal 5416 which is new to me. I just motored for about 8 hours straight from Mystic Seaport to Port Jefferson LI. I noticed my temp. was running at about 200 degrees. I've read that the operating temp. should be at 165-185. I opened up the cap on the top of the engine, and noticed it was empty. I put in about 8oz of water. I started it back up and it ran at the same temp. I now have what appears to be a small oil slick in the pan below the engine. Do you think I damaged the engine by overfilling the fresh water system? Also, you should know that I replaced the zinc in the heat exchanger and noticed the old zinc was completely gone. I didn't see any pieces in the heat exchanger. Your insight would be much appreciated.
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