white streak on my outboard?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by bballjason06, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. bballjason06

    bballjason06 Well-Known Member

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    what would cause a white streak on my outboard leaking fuel? oil? cant figure out how to put a pic on this so i can email you the pic if you want
     
  2. Brett

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    Salt water deposit caused by exhaust heat on the midsection housing?
     

  3. bballjason06

    bballjason06 Well-Known Member

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    its on the mid section... i can send you the picture if you give me your email
     
  4. Brett

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    Got your pic..

    There's a weep hole in the cowling at the top of that streak.
    Looks like a hard water line (calcium deposit) from a continuous drip from that weep hole.
    You might have a small leak on a hose connection under the cowling.
     
  5. mark_gardner

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    is that the washout connector for a water hose?
     
  6. bballjason06

    bballjason06 Well-Known Member

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    yea thats where you hook up the hose to flush the motor
     
  7. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    then i would say it definitely has something to do with water leaking out and drying on the engine cover leaving a calcium deposit trail. try checking to see if all connections are tight and that the washer is still in the hose connector
     
  8. bballjason06

    bballjason06 Well-Known Member

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    alright thanks....any suggestions on how to get rid of the white streak?
     
  9. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    any type of bathroom cleaner that wipes out soap scum and lime deposits.... basically all you have are mineral deposits and anything that will take of that should work. once cleaned i'd give it some wax.... should make cleaning easier next time around ;) good luck :cool:
     
  10. The_Skiff_Shop

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    Plain vinegar. I keep some in a squirt bottle and spray the midsection to soak while I wash the rest of the boat. Household cleaners are much harder on the paint.
     
  11. bballjason06

    bballjason06 Well-Known Member

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    thanks i will try this