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    Another thread on here got me thinking about my waterlines. It talked about hydro locking and unregulated water pressure.


    I have a ball valve on my intake from the pump, a valve on the dump line, and a bassett T valve for the headers.
    Both intake and dump valves are wide open. The T valve opens up at 1800rpm and puts water to the headers.

    Does anyone find that to be a concern? Or should I turn down the intake line slightly?

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    From what I know about the Bassett T Valves they are supposed to open around 1500 RPM's so you're about right with 1800 RPM's....

    But you could always pull the Bassett T off and take it apart to make sure no water calcium water deposits are stuck in there jamming up your ball and spring. Or you can always try getting a spring that is softer.

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    well are you running ure boat with both ball valves wide open fyi you shouldent be you need to keep water temp and i have the same system that you have and i havent heard of any problems inless your running big pump or hp

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    Yes I'm running with both valves wide open. It's been 9 years of running this way without a problem.however, I would like to keep it problem free in the future. Just thought I would get other opinions.

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    I have 2 dumps with a pressure relief valve and a gauge on the intake, I have only seen about 12 psi on the gauge at wot. but I like having the valve just in case.

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