Warm bowl after pulling out of the water?
I'm very new to the game here.
When I pulled my boat out of the water last night I noticed the pump bowl was pretty warm to the touch. Is this normal or could the bushing be toast and I'm damaging the shaft if I keep using it?
I checked the gear lube in it and the level is topped right up and still nice and thick with just a bit of white to it.
The boat is running a 455 Olds, rebuilt Berkeley JB, B impeller.
How bout warm engine water siphoning back out on the ramp ,no noise no other problems ??
Okay, I checked the bowl lube before I went out last night and it was a good thickness. I just checked it now and it was a lot lighter and clearer, quite a bit of water in there. So I displaced it all with fresh lube.
I hope I didn't cook anything. Do you think I hurt it? The bowl was quite warm, like you couldn't keep the back of your hand on it warm.
Funny thing is I didn't hear any noise changes or frequencies. It didn't sound dry to me but I am still getting accustomed to the way it should sound.
How about its over 100 degrees outside? How long was out of the water before you touched it. 2 minutes?
The temps here topped out at 90 F that day. I just pulled the boat out of the water when I felt the bowl while putting straps on her.
Like said before, its the water from the engine block back into the bowl when you pull it up the ramp.
Sounds about right to me.
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Thanks for the replies. That would make me one happy boater!
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