Hole in water intake tube.

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by erikb85, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. erikb85

    erikb85 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sure enough.  Little perfect pinhole.  Are these motors supposed to have a relief hole or is this a possible cause of my pee troubles.

    Me sticking a small paperclip in it.

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  2. Brett

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    Over time, heat and acidic exhaust gases will eat the tube.
    I've had to replace 2 tubes due to erosion of the metal.
    Old outboards with a lot of hours.
     

  3. erikb85

    erikb85 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Its the most perfect hole is what gets me. I guess ill have it soldered because otherwise the pipe looks good.
     
  4. mike_parker

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    Solder may be a great temp. fix, however I'm sure there's some corrosion going on elsewhere on the tube. I'd go ahead and order a new tube just in case the solder turns out to be only a band-aid.
     
  5. RunningOnEmpty

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