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Old 11-04-2017, 07:45 PM
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Raw Water won't enter engine

Need some help here. I can't get water to circulate into the engine from a direct line into a bucket I have outside the boat. I had no troubles last year doing this. I have replaced the thermostat. I have inspected the impeller. I have cleaned the trans cooler. I even poured water into the tube to try to get it to prime a bit. Nothing.... When the water hits the water pump, I don't hear and water leaking out when I force pour it in. I am at a bit of a loss here.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:55 PM
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Need some help here. I can't get water to circulate into the engine from a direct line into a bucket I have outside the boat. I had no troubles last year doing this. I have replaced the thermostat. I have inspected the impeller. I have cleaned the trans cooler. I even poured water into the tube to try to get it to prime a bit. Nothing.... When the water hits the water pump, I don't hear and water leaking out when I force pour it in. I am at a bit of a loss here.
Remove the raw water pump cover and bump the engine. Make sure the impeller is turning. I had one come loose at the hub and spin on the shaft but would not turn the impeller. The impeller looked perfect until I saw the hub spinning.

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Old 11-04-2017, 08:02 PM
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Remove the raw water pump cover and bump the engine. Make sure the impeller is turning. I had one come loose at the hub and spin on the shaft but would not turn the impeller. The impeller looked perfect until I saw the hub spinning.

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Thanks! I will try this.

Again please not that it seems to suck a bit of water because when I turned off the engine when it got a bit hot the hose had water also up to the boat. This is why it's so puzzling
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:21 PM
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Thanks! I will try this.

Again please not that it seems to suck a bit of water because when I turned off the engine when it got a bit hot the hose had water also up to the boat. This is why it's so puzzling
The impeller in spinning
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:23 PM
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The impeller in spinning
: scratching my head :

Thinking on it...
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:25 PM
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You stated the water is not being accepted when the water hits the water pump. Are you referring to the RWP or the CWP?

The RWP should be moving water on up the line to the CWP, no?

Is water leaking out via the CWP weep hole, or otherwise leaking out?

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Old 11-04-2017, 08:33 PM
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Try putting the bucket in the boat closer to the motor / pump
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:46 PM
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Do you have a hose clamp on your hose and a tight connection? Mine sometimes won't draw water in without a tight connection. Also closer would help too.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:09 PM
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This isn't making much sense. Clamp the hose to the raw water intake going to the impeller.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:41 PM
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You stated the water is not being accepted when the water hits the water pump. Are you referring to the RWP or the CWP?

The RWP should be moving water on up the line to the CWP, no?

Is water leaking out via the CWP weep hole, or otherwise leaking out?

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Could you please let me know what you mean by the CWP? I don't have a shower or anything on my boat.
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