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    Afterhours heart beat returning

    So some of you my remember that last year I lost a motor on my maiden voyage for the year. Needless to say very short boating system. Upon initial looking into the motor it had a bent valve, damaged#8 Piston and indications of water on on side of the motor. Motor was pulled and sent to FL to get rebuilt. During that time both sets of headers were pulled and tested and they came back tight so that wasnt the problem. After lots of conversations and trying to decide WTF happened and being told that I must have caught a wave and got water in the block that way. in my mind there was no way. Boat was running before the exhaust was near the water, flappers visually in great shape, no way did water get in the motor that way, so I started to really question the mechanic and he had no answers. So now I am spending the money to rebuild the motor and still dont have any clue as to what caused the problem. Fast forward to prepping the boat and motor for motor install and still not knowing what to believe and fretting anything the mechanic inspected my tips and found that one of my flappers was seized mostly shut. From the back of the boat it looked great, at idle the amount of water coming from the tips looked normal, but as I increased the RPM's on the motor I never looked at it and basically drowned that side of the motor. Good news is we found the problem, now only other issue is getting the tips of after using 5200 when I put them on.....
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    Re: Afterhours heart beat returning

    Whew! Always nice to resolve the issue!
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    Re: Afterhours heart beat returning

    Crazy!!! Dude, good thing it was found before a sea trial and finding out the hard way... Could you imagine.....

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    Re: Afterhours heart beat returning

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyOutlaw View Post
    Crazy!!! Dude, good thing it was found before a sea trial and finding out the hard way... Could you imagine.....

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    I would think that would have been the last day that boat would have been mine. guessing I would have gotten pretty sick
    Because without beer things just dont seem to go as well

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    Huh... Very interesting. Of all the crazy things to kill an engine. A $100 part... Good find though. I bet everyone here will start checking their internal flaps!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA-NYLE View Post
    Huh... Very interesting. Of all the crazy things to kill an engine. A $100 part... Good find though. I bet everyone here will start checking their internal flaps!


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    I just replaced mine cause I lost a flapper figuring this woulda happened to me. I had Voodoo Marine tips before, think they're outta business, put Corsa on now

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    Re: Afterhours heart beat returning

    I have found over the years that the OEM Mercury, or the Corsa’s are the best. Expensive, but they hold up real well. Plus the internal flaps never burn out like those cheesy cheapo aftermarket ones.


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    Re: Afterhours heart beat returning

    Quote Originally Posted by SEA-NYLE View Post
    I have found over the years that the OEM Mercury, or the Corsa’s are the best. Expensive, but they hold up real well. Plus the internal flaps never burn out like those cheesy cheapo aftermarket ones.


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    Yup.. The Corsa's are a quality tip. It's a 2 piece flap hinged on the middle and I think spring loaded. They blow away the cheapos I had before fo-sho!! I'll get a pic when I get home

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