Wake 101
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WakeWorld Home
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > >> Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles Archive > Archive through October 28, 2007

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old     (mrdenial)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-27-2007, 4:47 PM Reply   
I have an 01 Tige V-drive with a heater.

I decided to try something new this year. I directed all of the exhaust water into a bucket. I filled this bucket up with antifreeze and hooked up a fake-a-lake to the bucket. The antifreeze was circulating, but I'm not 100% sure if it was ever recirced through the block. I'm pretty sure it was because the thermostat was opening and closing, etc. I think one of the problems that I created for myself is that the anti-freeze being dumped into the bucket was really hot, so I started overheating the engine.

The other strange problem I have is that my heater lines are not getting hot...I ran the boat for 10 minutes with a fake-a-lake at about 2500 RPMs, and the lines were cold...any ideas?

The reason I wanted to do this method is that it's easy with one person and i figured I wouldn't have to blow out the lines to the heater core...
Old     (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-27-2007, 7:13 PM Reply   
how and why was the engine overheating w/ the coolant, but not circulating thru the block...

seems to me you've got it licked.. if the water/coolant mixture was that hot, the t-stat had to open.. and definitely had to run through the heater core...

i say you're done...
Old     (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-27-2007, 8:03 PM Reply   
I just pull the lines off my heater and blow compressed air through it. That way i know whats in there. Also leave the lines off.
Old     (azpowerhouse)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-28-2007, 12:56 AM Reply   
fake a lakes are good up to 1500 rpm, after that they do not supply enough to cool the engine (from what I have been told, to do's, and not do's) Maybe thats the overheating. Personally I hit the gas a few times up to 1500, then just let the boat run, I could be wrong, and I dont winterize......


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:49 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home


© 2016 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us