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RSGAULT posted 06-20-2001 12:39 AM ET (US)   Profile for RSGAULT   Send Email to RSGAULT  
I just purchased a 1980 Sport 13 with a 35hp Evinrude of approx. the same vintage, although I don't know it's exact year. While cleaning the boat up this last weekend I was running the motor to flush its cooling system with fresh water. I had the cowling off to try and locate the thermostat for inspection. I was unclear as to it's location or even if it is originally equipped with one. I haven't purchased a manual for the motor but plan to at the first opportunity. Is anyone familiar with this motor? Can you guide me in the right direction? Thanks for such a great site!
Bigshot posted 06-20-2001 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
if it is running cool, do not mess with it. If it is running REAL cool, it is probably missing.
Hank posted 06-21-2001 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hank  Send Email to Hank     
My OMC manual covers 1984 Evinrude engines. The 35 has a cylinder head water cover which must be removed for access to the thermostat.The thermostat sits on the cylinder head.
Probably not a good idea to fool with it unless you have a manual and all the gasket and seal material you'd probably have to replace if you took off the cover.
RSGAULT posted 06-22-2001 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for RSGAULT  Send Email to RSGAULT     
Thanks for the info. I have ordered a manual off the internet. I had a feeling that it was located under the cyl. head after looking carefully at the head/ cylinder design. Unsure at this point if I will attempt to remove the head, as I have had considerable experience with stainless to alluminum welding together on a previous boats outdrive that turned into a major headache.

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