so like most, I come to Wakeworld with questions:
I have a 2007 212 Supreme, with the black scorpion motor. Had the boat about a year, great boat for the money ( dealer repo )
Saturday, I was getting ready to hook it up to the Fake lake and let her run a bit, when I noticed this little plug sitting under the motor kinda close to the bilge pump. I only saw one other on the motor, on the port side front close to I think the water pump. I looked all over and couldn't find any other like this one.
I hooked the fake lake up and charged it with water and found no leaks anywhere on or near the engine. I called a friend of mine with the same motor, and he came over and couldn't find anymore plugs. I started the boat, and let it run for about 20 minutes, and never had any water leak from the motor, or in the engine compartment. the boat got to temp, and seemed just fine. My buddy said they take these plugs out when they winterize boats, which I have not done ( So Cal weather is great),in order to flush out the remaining water in the block.
My question is, does anyone know where I can find a schematic of the motor detailing where these plugs are on this motor? I looked on mercruiser a few minutes ago, and I think there are 5 of them. I went out to the boat and found three( the one on the front of the motor, and two on the headers). I want to be sure I am not missing one and if so I can re install this one.
My guess is whoever serviced this boat before I bought it, or maybe from the factory, they were taken out and this one was dropped. Instead of fishing it out, the mechanic maybe just grabbed another off the shelf and installed it and left this in the bottom of the boat. I really don't know, but after running it and everything is dry, that's the best I can think of. there's a couple tie straps, and a few stainless screws down there as well FWIW. Any thoughts, advice is greatly appreciated. thanks again in advance.