JT McStravic· Registered
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This seems like a lot for a new outboard though the last time i saw this and cleaned it up with salt away was a month ago, so in my opinion and in no way am I a mechanic it just seems like there is a leak some where for it to build up that quick right?Most outboards have holes in the bottom so water can drain out. Saltwater can also come in these points too which I assume is what is happening hear. Ever few months I spray some Salt-Away, let it sit for 10 min then lightly spay it off with fresh water. After it dries I spray the block down with CorrosionX. I don't think I have ever owned a motor when some salt build up didn't accrue. Just something to keep on top of.
Okay I’ll try that out tomorrow when I go out, I’m about 15 hours from my hundred hour service so instead of just doing it my self think I’m gonna take it in and have a mechanic look at it as well as a new set of eyesIf that's the case it does seam like a bit much. I clean mine maybe once every three months and use my boat about once a week. I would identify where the drain holes are on your motor so the next time you run it you can see if any spray is hitting those points. It might be cause by the spray coming off your trim tabs or GPS transducer hitting those holes just right. Do it at different speeds too as that will adjust the angel of the spray. That's just a guess but since you already verified your cooling system wasn't leaking it's the first thing that comes to mind.
A zip tie will hold that line on tighter than those cheesy metal clips. There’s probably a compromised water jacket gasket. You can see where saltwater splattered and evaporated leaving behind salt crystals...What is this hose?
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Held on tightly with zip tie...
Don't disagree in general. On small diameter I have seen issuesA zip tie will hold that line on tighter than those cheesy metal clips. There’s probably a compromised water jacket gasket.
It could very well be, I have had issues with both the fitting and the water jacket gasket. On Yamahas that fitting is part of the water jacket cover, not a separate threaded fitting. Something is definitely pressuring up and spraying to leave behind salt deposits on the plug boot and that hose at the bottom of the photo.Don't disagree in general. On small diameter I have seen issues
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Blue arrow shows a gap - just the nature of design and it happens to be right where the build up is.
Just guessing because this is how my water line is held onto a plastic fitting which is screwed into the water jacket and leaks in a very similar manner.