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Old 02-03-2010, 07:32 PM
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Question: I see the Orca closed cooling system. Do you use this boat in salt water?
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:23 PM
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Just realized I never followed up on this, while searching for another issue. Ended up that the oil pan was leaking because the weld around the threaded part that holds the drain plug, rusted out. I ended up having to replace the oil pan. The pan was $250 from Mastercraft, but I got an identical one at Auto Zone for $80. Had to have a shop pull the motor in order to get the pan changed. Cost me $400 for that. But it has been flawless ever since!
And yes, I occasionally use the boat in salt water. I live in San Diego, we have a few bays that are awesome for fishing or wakeboarding. Otherwise I really only go to Havasu.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:40 PM
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Fishing?? In an x9...
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:53 PM
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I take my grandpa. I never catch anything.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:58 PM
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I take my grandpa. I never catch anything.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:34 PM
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Glad your oil pan issues worked out. Keep in mind marine oil pans have a heavy undercoat applied before the paint, that's why your Autozone pan was so cheap. I went down this road in my 96 PS 190 when the boat was about 7 years old. Since you observed how close the pan/drain plug is to the bilge keep that puppy dry! Water sloshing around isn't good, saltwater sloshing around is worse.
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