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Sinclair7 posted 08-08-2002 01:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for Sinclair7   Send Email to Sinclair7  
Recently, I noticed that the water that usually is pumped out of the bottom of the motor in a thin stream has been decreasing in volume. At low rpm's there is no water being pumped out at all. What could this mean and what is the solution.
Thanks,
Sinclair7
littleblue posted 08-08-2002 02:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for littleblue  Send Email to littleblue     
sounds like your water pump. It is possible that there might be a clog in there (doubt it though). Stick a pin in the hole the water comes out of. If that doesn't do anything change your waterpump.
whalersman posted 08-08-2002 02:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Sinclair7,

My 8 HP Evinrude was just barely dribbling out water from the TellTale at all speeds. I took it apart today and found that the Water Pump Impeller had 3 out of the 6 fingers broken off of it. I replaced the Impeller and also 2 gaskets underneath the Water Pump Housing. I am going to try it out this Friday.

Also, as littleblue states, take off the TellTale hose and see if it is obstructed. Several Years ago my Evinrude 70 HP just stopped pumping water out the TellTale. The engine however was not overheating and the alarm was not sounding. I took off the TellTale house and there was a small pebble in it. I removed the pebble and everything has been fine since.

jimh posted 08-08-2002 07:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Changed TOPIC; was "ouboard question"--jimh.]
rsgwynn1 posted 08-09-2002 01:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for rsgwynn1  Send Email to rsgwynn1     
I've had the same problem several times after sucking up mud in shallow depths. Just remove the hose and clean out the orifice. If that doesn't do the trick--water pump service.
Sinclair7 posted 08-12-2002 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sinclair7  Send Email to Sinclair7     
Is changing the water pump a big job and where is it located?

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