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Old    joel            08-25-2003, 8:35 AM Reply   
After losing an impeller, and over heating my 87 ski centurion, with a 351. I am concernerd with the engine temp when we wakeboard.. It runs around 180-195. Can anyone tell me what there boats are running at??
Old    Paul (phat_in_cincy)      Join Date: May 2003       08-25-2003, 9:41 AM Reply   
About 155-160. Had thermostat replaced lately?
Old    Rick H (blastmaster)      Join Date: Aug 2001       08-25-2003, 9:53 AM Reply   
They came with 2 different temp thermostats depending on area where boat was orignall shipped. 143 deg & 160 deg. Contact Rich @ www.skidim for advise. He really knows his stuff.803-345-0996 is the ph number.

Rick
Old    Shawn (csquared)      Join Date: Jan 2002       08-25-2003, 11:09 AM Reply   
160 with raw water cooling. Holds temp with no variation (99 GT-40...same basic motor).

What did it run at before it overheated??
Old    joel            08-25-2003, 11:38 AM Reply   
Another enlightment. Wher the new impeller was put in it was dry run for enought time to heat the casing up, to where you couldn't touch it..
anyone know if this could make the new impeller defective??
Old    tommyadrian5            08-25-2003, 1:18 PM Reply   
It wouldn't make it defective(that would be if it was bad from the factory), it would wreck it though, that heat is enough to melt it, you probably melted some of the sides of the vanes when you ran it dry, i'd say time for another impeller.

(Message edited by tommyadrian5 on August 25, 2003)
Old    mbsteve            08-25-2003, 6:16 PM Reply   
yea, id say you destroyed it.
Old    mbsteve            08-25-2003, 6:21 PM Reply   
i would check your fuel pump too
Old    joel            08-25-2003, 7:33 PM Reply   
Ok well it was just a few seconds that the impeller ran dry, but it was enough to destroy it.. the new one has the temp down at 160 max again, thanks for all your help guys.. may the boarding continue..

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