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Old 05-17-2016, 11:30 PM   #1
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I pulled the engine out of my 2400scr to repair a small leak . What I found is that the transom plate is cracked along the bottom . I also have to replace both cracked manifolds . I am also going to install a new starter while it's easy to get to . Hoping to get it 100 % mechanically sound so I can start doing improvments
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Same thing happened on my 3000 last year. Ended up with new transom, 2 new transom assemblies. Big job!
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Darn Rick you had a good season last year but the year before that you had the top of the engine off. Hopefully you get this turned around quickly to enjoy the season, then again the rain is really impacting the start so far.

Are you only replacing the inner plate or the entire assembly?
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just the inner plate .This also gives me the opportunity to clean and tidy up the engine room
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he transom looks solid
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Where is it leaking on the inner plate? If remember correctly, the inner plate is basically just a clamp, and all the connections are actually on the transom assembly itself.
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one of the studs that holds the gimble housing to the transom plate was dripping. I thought it was a y pipe bolt but with a snake camera it was hard to tell . It may have been dripping from rubber y pipe hose which showed signs of leakage .
Went to the boat today and now that's the least of my worries . I have discovered that the BLOCK IS CRACKED . I don't know where the 5 gallons of antifreeze went when I winterized last year but it didn't go into the motor . I'll never use that winterizing kit again !!! I got petcocks for the block the other day but it's too late.
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one of the studs that holds the gimble housing to the transom plate was dripping. I thought it was a y pipe bolt but with a snake camera it was hard to tell . It may have been dripping from rubber y pipe hose which showed signs of leakage .
Went to the boat today and now that's the least of my worries . I have discovered that the BLOCK IS CRACKED . I don't know where the 5 gallons of antifreeze went when I winterized last year but it didn't go into the motor . I'll never use that winterizing kit again !!! I got petcocks for the block the other day but it's too late.

If the engine is not warmed up then the antifreeze will not get circulated through the engine but go straight to the exhaust. However why are your manifolds cracked?

I have seen minor cracked blocks repaired with JB Weld but if chunks have fallen out probably not an option.
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well you know Mike it's been overheated and now its been frozen . I think it's time to move on . I've been looking at some with a little more power . Prices aren't too bad . you know I love that boat , I just need it to be reliable so I can enjoy it .
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