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Smoke in W60 engine compartment

I''m experiencing a tiny bit of wispy smoke coming from one side of my Westerbeke 60 engine (near raw water pump, thumb pump for bleeding, exhaust elbow, fresh water coolant reservoir, etc.).

My question is this: If the raw water pump impellor were melting or shredding, would that produce visible smoke in the engine compartment??

What else might be causing this. It is a tiny amount of barely detectable smoke (need flashlight to see it) that sometimes sets off my smoke detector; sometimes doesn''t.

Thanks for your input.
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Smoke in W60 engine compartment

Hi Paul, hope the ''wispy Westerbeke'' issue has been sorted. Good luck on the uphill climb with a ''new'' used boat!

Jack
WHOOSH, lying Helsingborg, Sweden where the bad weather just doesn''t want to give up!
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Smoke in W60 engine compartment

I have noticed a burnt rubber smell after motoring from an impellor starting to disintegrate but no smoke. I would suggest checking your exhaust system for minor leaks. A little oil in the wrong place (hot) can also produce a lot of smoke if you have any leaks or spillage on engine. Just a couple drops could be pretty strong in the cabin.
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