no hot water
First the bad news, there is no "safety feature" to shut the engine down in
case of overheating. As the head is alloy, the possibility exists of
warping and loss of coolant. Have it checked out
If that is not the problem,an airlock MAY be cured by running the engine
with the coolant pressure cap open and filling if the level drops. Other
possibility is the thermostat has failed.
Are you in contact with John Schere of Pathfinder Marine Inc.?
CN35-207 Dark Lady
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Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 7:48 AM
Subject: [campernicholson] No hot water
I recently had a pipe fail on the fresh water cooling side of the engine,
the engine overheated and shut down on its own, presumably a safety feature,
but I'm not sure. Anyway the leak was fixed and the engine runs ok so
hopefully no damage done. However I'm not getting any hot water through from
the calorfier so I'm thinking there's an airlock somewhere and wondered if
anyone knpows how to rectify this? She's from 1983 and fitted with a
marinised VW engine, 1600 4 cylinder, referred to as a Piranha engine, with
the infamous Hurth V drive; she has a bowman heat exchanger. Any help would
be much appreciated.
And a belated thanks to all those that offerd help and advice in
sourcing/rectifying the prop so we could get from New York to eastbourne,UK.
SS props in a suburb of NY were THE people, boring out the metric taper on
the original prop to fit the imperial taper on the new US shaft; a slight
slip up! Trip was amazing, Azores in 18 days and Falmouth in 11 days. 2 days
Andrew Joad North Star Nic 35 No 205
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