Does my 1995 Evinrude need a thermostat?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Jakeellington, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Jakeellington

    Jakeellington I Love microskiff.com!

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    I was having cooling issues replaced the impeller it was fine. ended up being a a bad thermostat. I pulled the thermostat and my buddy whos opinion i respect said motors that small dont really need a thermostat. Is this true? am I going to do any damage to my motor running it without a thermostat.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I've run a few without thermostats, no cash at the time to replace.
    They ran fine, but that was S. Fla where it's always warm anyways.

    More info...

    http://www.boatpartstore.com/obcooling.asp