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Old 09-12-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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Cleaning things up while re-installing everything... I noticed some white film, chalky residue on the out drive (alpha one). Might just be hard water deposits and CLR does get it off..... Don't think the outdrive is getting hot. Wondering if everyone see this or just me?
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salt water or fresh water boat? May be dry salt if salt water.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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does it look like this? http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=472946
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More this this...... yes this is mine.... Judging by the lack of residue where the hydraulic trim cylinders are I'm going to go with exhaust residue.





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I have always been told that they will do that if they get too warm. Might want to check into a drive shower like one of these- www.driveshowers.com
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Geeez 200.00 bucks for a tube with holes in it? This is my next project and I bet I can make the exact same thing for 20 bucks. Will post pics when done
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Sorry, gotta ask the obvious here. Why not look into why it is running that hot (if that is indeed what is causing it)? Is it caused by warm water and long runs? Do you have the wrong stat in it (mine uses 160 deg)? Could you be losing cooling water into the bilge?
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No loss of water, think it just might be the river here... this is my forth alpha drive and they have all done that. White residue on automotive exhaust tips is considered good, I.E. it's not running rich or lean. I truly believe this has much more to do with exhaust than it does with heat.....everything I'm reading says otherwise though.... I will build the shower though.. just because I can.
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I will build the shower though.. just because I can.
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