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jpattigr
03-28-2008, 09:59 AM
I am confused if the new LY6 motor is closed cooling from the factory or not? I have the LQ9 from 2002 and the LQ9 only came with Closed cooling and it is something I like very much.
If I find a Team boat with LY6 will it have the closed system?:rolleyes:

VTJC
03-29-2008, 06:19 PM
Its my understanding Closed Cooling was standard on LQ9, but isn't' standard on LY6. It is an option however on that and other motors. But most likely only ordered by people using boats in salt or brackish waters. I have always thought closed cooling would be great for spring and fall use in the north. Do you have a heater or shower installed with your closed cooling. If you do how well do they work?

Jamie

Engine Nut
03-29-2008, 06:57 PM
I am confused if the new LY6 motor is closed cooling from the factory or not? I have the LQ9 from 2002 and the LQ9 only came with Closed cooling and it is something I like very much.
If I find a Team boat with LY6 will it have the closed system?:rolleyes:

LY6 does not come standard with closed cooling. LQ9 had aluminum heads and needed closed cooling. LY6 has cast iron heads so closed cooling is not a requirement. Even though it is not required, I would recommend it because without it, heaters on LY6 models do not work very well.

jpattigr
03-29-2008, 09:03 PM
VTJC

I have a heater in my boat and it works awesome, much better then my last boat which was open cooling.
Heat continues long after on idle only, my main concern is our lake has a high sodium level which i want to keep out of my engine.
I may keep my boat much longer as I really like my set up.:D