Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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The new pump is in and the new hoses are on. The engine started, and after about a minute, the system primed and I got water out the exhaust. Unfortunately it seems like I am getting less water out. The pump is working, and when I go to high idle, I get more water out. Temp stays where it normally does, no overheating. I have not cleaned out the heat exchanger yet. Strainer is empty. So, I am wondering if using hoses that are too small would cause less water. I kind of doubt it, though. I bought 1/2 inch to replace from the strainer on to the engine and the rest of the system. They were very tight going on, but the next size up, 5/8, slid right on, and that seemed too loose. The old hoses weren't marked. I don't think 1/8 inch would make a difference. Could it be that the old impeller was spinning more freely from wear, and sending more water?
I get a spurt about once every 45 seconds at idle, does that seem right?
Oh, and no tape on the zinc threads is holding the seal.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
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