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Old 06-21-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default Water in bilge after running on hose

Just getting my '97 1900 SR ready to put in the water. I changed engine oil and outdrive oil, etc. I've noticed that when I run the engine while hooked to the hose, I'm getting a small amount of water in the bilge. Do I have a cracked block?
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:44 AM   #2
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not necessarily....you might have a bad bellows...cracked hose someplace....one of the plugs might be leaking...you need to find that leak fast.....before you get out on the water..



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Old 06-28-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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just heard back from the shop. engine is fine. they can't find where the water is coming from so they suspect a hole in the bellows. they want to replace the bellows, gimbal bearing (comes with the kit), and shift cable. they don't have the exact estimate together, but are thinking between $600 and $800.

i'm pretty handy under the hood of the car so can I do this myself or should i let the shop do it? also, does the price sound fair?

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At a good dealer/shop, I would say that is the average price. I had the same replaced last season. I did not have water leak, just the gimble bad as the bellows leaked and water was trapped over the winter.

I paid the same. You could probably replace it but there are a few special tools that are needed (as usual) and the cost of them would eat all your savings.

And how good is 'your' warranty?
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update. They ended up finding a loose hose clamp and leak went away. I was very happy not to spend money unecessarily! Putting the boat in the water today for the first time. Happy 4th!
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Very good news.

Now you can afford to fill the tank.

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