What causes an inboard motor to overheat?
The cooling system of a boat motor is one of the most vital necessities it can have. Worn or damaged water pump/impeller, clogged passages, cracked/kinked hoses, among other things can easily create an overheat condition, which is one of the deadliest conditions a motor can face.
What happens when a boat engine overheats?
The cooling system keeps the oil temperature down so the oil can lubricate the internal parts of the engine. Overheating ruins the lubrication and the metals parts start melting and sticking together.
How many horsepower is a Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi?
What is a GXi engine?
The 5.7 liter GXi is a GM Vortec gasoline engine in a V-8 configura- tion featuring: seawater cooling with cast iron cylinder block, cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, which are specially developed for the ma- rine industry. The exhaust manifolds and risers are EDP treated for in- creased durability.
Why is my boat overheating at idle?
Sounds like you have a vacuum leak somewhere. At idle there isn’t enough vacuum to pull enough water through but as engine speed increases the vacuum builds and it starts circulating enough water to cool it back down. Check all your hose clamps, water strainer gasket, etc.
Is a Volvo Penta 5.0 GXI fuel Injected?
The 5.0GXi is extreme hp and fuel injected. C – Engines with this designator will be equipped with a catalytic converter, just like in your car.
What year did Volvo Penta go to fuel injection?
1994 – Electronic Fuel Injection.
What does Gxi stand for?
|GXI||Generic 10-Gigabit Interface|
|GXI||D-Glucose/Xylose Isomerase (enzyme)|
What temp should a boat run at?
GJarrett Member. There are two common tstats – 140 degree and 160 degree. If you’re running normal you should see temps about 10 degrees above the tstat.
What oil does a Volvo Penta 5.0 take?
This is Volvo Penta Gasoline Engine Oil, SAE 10W-30 (1 Quart).
Is Volvo Penta 4.3 GXI fuel Injected?
Volvo’s two feature multipoint fuel injection and are rated at 200 hp (V6-200) and 225 hp (V6-225). Interestingly, the MerCruiser 4.3 TKS is one of the few inboards today without fuel injection. Both of Volvo’s 4.3s come with either the SX single-prop drive or the Duoprop DP drive.