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Old 11-06-2011, 01:27 PM
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Looked at thermostat housing and noticed it appeared that the black paint on the triangular housing bolts looked like they had not been touched since the factory.

On a 20 YO boat (1991 PS), that can't be a good deal. It runs great however, temp gauge looks great.

Pulled thermostat.



Suspect its factory, possibly rusted open.



Can the hive help with what the bolt dimensions are? Gonna get some new ones, along with thermostat and gasket.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:29 PM
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Re: Fuel Filter

I am going through all the fluids and filters and bringing my new to me boat up to my personal standards / comfort level this winter.

Cheap insurance and provides a baseline for future maintenance needs.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:53 PM
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RE: Thermostat bolt dimensions

Why don't you just bring an old one to the store with you? That way you know you're getting the right size.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:58 PM
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Re: Fuel Filter

I am going through all the fluids and filters and bringing my new to me boat up to my personal standards / comfort level this winter.

Cheap insurance and provides a baseline for future maintenance needs.
Hey lund I am in the same process...I cleaned up the bolts lower housing...then the OCD kicked in and I brushed the housing head silver....
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:19 PM
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To answer my own question, the bolts are 5/16 x 18 x 2 (SS Hex Cap Screws). Sold in 2 packs at Lowes.

You need new bolts. OCD is fun.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:28 PM
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To answer my own question, the bolts are 5/16 x 18 x 2 (SS Hex Cap Screws). Sold in 2 packs at Lowes.

You need new bolts. OCD is fun.
oh..thanks....now you got me thinking about it... and yes...I did clean out the screw holes in the housing and put anti-seize to keep the galvanic corrosion down...
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:34 PM
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Changed all Fuel lines, changed Anti Siphon Valve and getting ready for Winterization. Stupid Canadian winters.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:33 AM
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Is it a 160 degree Thermostat? I have a '91 with the 454 and I think it's 160... I pulled mine a couple of months ago to pour in some RV antifreeze and it looked worse than these...
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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Parts came in from skidim, so I replaced thermostat from earlier start to project.

Put in 2 gallons of RV antifreeze for piece of mind, even though boat is in garage for winter.

Pulled impeller. Bumped the engine with starter following WD40 and it came right out.

Here is why despite fairly thorough maintenance records from PO, you can never trust anyone else to keep their equipment to your standards.





Nice impeller.

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:05 PM
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Parts came in from skidim, so I replaced thermostat from earlier start to project.

Put in 2 gallons of RV antifreeze for piece of mind, even though boat is in garage for winter.

Pulled impeller. Bumped the engine with starter following WD40 and it came right out.

Here is why despite fairly thorough maintenance records from PO, you can never trust anyone else to keep their equipment to your standards.





Nice impeller.
Yipes....that is pretty chewed up......thanks to your OCD on MC your next season will be smoooooth motorin'.....
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