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Old 10-06-2014, 06:28 PM
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Warm Water in Bilge

So went out for out last runs of the year yesterday, water 63 air 59. Have never had any issues with excessive water in the bilge, but while riding yesterday I saw the bilge pumps kicking on a few times while behind the boat. Did not think too much into it until we pulled out and I went for the drain plug and noticed the water was warm. Once we got home I hooked up the fake a lake and ran for about 20min and did not see any water leakes anywhere? Checked both engine, shower and heater with no avail. At a loss here, anyone have any suggestions? I am assuming I am getting a leak when the engine is running above idle for the additional pressure to cause a leak somewhere. Suggestions where I can begin to look guys? I don't think I can get back to a body of water to run it faster then idle. Only thing that was different then all year was the heater and shower were ran.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:32 PM
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Warm water usually means its passed through the engine first.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:35 PM
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Warm water usually means its passed through the engine first.
Definitely a post engine leak, just at a loss where it could be coming from. I'm 2 seasons in on this and should not be having these issues.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:52 PM
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How warm? Since you didn't get any water on the fake lake, that suggests another source coule be water coming in through the hull. Could it be your shaft seal is the culprit?

I just had to replace mine and indeed it was letting in enough water to kick on the bilge every hour or so. . .but slowly enough that maybe it was being warmed by the engine heat?? I never did check the temp on my bilge water but would not have been surprised to find it warm given the engine heat and closed environment. Sorry, I know all I've done here is introduce yet another variable.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:25 PM
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We are talking shower warm. Last week when we ran the bilge was dry as a bone after 2 hours. I don't have experience with a failed shaft seal but don't they slowly increase flow over time?
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:08 PM
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Check your hose that feeds the dripless.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:19 PM
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We are talking shower warm. Last week when we ran the bilge was dry as a bone after 2 hours. I don't have experience with a failed shaft seal but don't they slowly increase flow over time?

I would think so, unless it was a more catastrophic failure (unlikely). I only mention since you had a different experience in the water vs. on the trailer.


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Old 10-06-2014, 08:24 PM
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shower warm?? post engine would be steaming hot... at 160+

Get a large tub so you can run it above idle -- this is 5 gallons goes quick... get a larger tube or tote... 20 gallons will give you some time...
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Check your hose that feeds the dripless.
I will double check that, I did see water coming out/down the shaft while running on the trailer but nothing in the bilge.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:05 PM
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Check your hose that feeds the dripless.
Certainly a potential source for a leak, but that hose usually T's off after the impeller, but pre-engine,s o that water leak would be lake temp.
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