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post #6 of Old 05-06-2008
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I missed this part earlier:

No exhaust either.
If there's no water and no exhaust and your engine compartment is getting warm, then the pipe to/from your muffler, or the muffler itself, is broken/loose. Or the pipe between the mixing elbow and the radiator has come loose, and the exhaust is coming out that. By hook or crook you've either got a loose hose, or a busted muffler, and the stuff that's supposed to be coming out your tailpipe is discharging freely in your engine compartment. That's good news, because a loose hose is free to fix, and a busted muffler is cheaper than engine parts.

From personal experiences, mufflers are a major pain in the rear to fix, and hiring someone is a great idea. It's a real simple issue, congratulate yourself on diagnosing the problem, and have a beer while someone else fixes it. Particularly if the boat isn't where you are. But it could be something as simple as a hoseclamp come loose, so if you can't fit down to fix it, get your wife to do it. Might save you some labor.

beej67, Checkered Past, 1980 32' Pearson 323, Panama City FL
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