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Old 02-11-2014, 04:11 PM
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Hmm. It looks like the 2 lines are routed (from each manifold) to the front of the engine. Am I seeing something wrong?
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:22 PM
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Hmm. It looks like the 2 lines are routed (from each manifold) to the front of the engine. Am I seeing something wrong?
The rear steam vent has a long tube that runs up to the front of the engine. The hose attaches there (near the front) and goes to the right side manifold. The other hose comes off the water pump thermostat housing and runs under the K&N to the left manifold.

You can see on Pram's pic earlier in the thread where he has the tube from the rear capped off with a black cap and a hose clamp.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:15 PM
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Hi Guys,
I just bought a boat with an LT1 a couple of weeks ago. Does it look like mine has the bulletin completed. I wish I had better pics but it is in storage 10 hours away where I bought it.
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epnault...if that new boat of yours does not have a heater or shower, most likely you would be fine leaving things as they are. Of course I am not doing that and will be adding the vents to the front of my heads because it seems like the consensus, its cheap and does not hinder anything. If you read through this thread, it looks like most have closed off the back existing vents, (except TRocker to my knowledge). I think leaving an escape front and back is a good idea...and you can leave existing setup alone. IMO More important than changing steam vent around is to change out the (2) tstats often....I treat them like the impeller. This may be overkill, but I only have one MasterCraft in my fleet. I recommend getting up to speed on the (2) tstats and how they work in the LT1 and understand the flow of water thru the powerplant.

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Old 02-11-2014, 05:50 PM
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Thanks - do you recall where I can read more about the LT1 in MC?
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:53 PM
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epnault,

I could be wrong...but I think you have steam vents on the front of your heads. When I look at the picture of your engine I see an extra hose just behind air filter on the starport side that I can't identify...it also seems like there is a banjo bolt in the pocket near the ignition bank.

Would need picture of other side of engine to confirm. Others can pipe in.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:30 PM
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Thanks - do you recall where I can read more about the LT1 in MC?
1. click the search menu up top
2. click on advanced search
3. type lt-1 into keywords
4. select title only and hit search.

you need to have more than 3 letters in the keyword area for search so use a dash and type lt-1
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:40 AM
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Check me in for completing the steam vent update. Made the switch a roo with a host of other things today.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:36 PM
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Ok...did the cooling fix recently. Engine temp running the same, but noticed my original steam tube with rubber cap piece is ballooning up...so steam must be coming that way also. Should I be concerned?
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Ok...did the cooling fix recently. Engine temp running the same, but noticed my original steam tube with rubber cap piece is ballooning up...so steam must be coming that way also. Should I be concerned?
I think you're suppose to remove the steam tube from the rear of the heads and install pipe plugs in each head. No need to have steam tube any more since you now have the fittings at the front of both heads.

Those steam tubes rust away and start leaking anyway, mine did.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:52 PM
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Mine are still there too. Any idea what plugs should be used?
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