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    I Started my motor today after sitting for 3 years, I put the hose into the reverse bucket to keep the pump wet, Can I hurt anything by doing this?

    Can it get water in the motor? I have a Milkshake going on and I cant figure it out.

    The boat is a 77 Hawaiian Daycruiser/454 Berkley 12/jg-a jet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicBoats View Post
    I Started my motor today after sitting for 3 years, I put the hose into the reverse bucket to keep the pump wet, Can I hurt anything by doing this?

    Can it get water in the motor? I have a Milkshake going on and I cant figure it out.

    The boat is a 77 Hawaiian Daycruiser/454 Berkley 12/jg-a jet
    is any water coming out of the exhaust? if not than no your not getting water into the block.

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    is any water coming out of the exhaust? if not than no your not getting water into the block.
    No Not that I can see.

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    First no-no is running the pump out of the water. It will kill your wear ring if any tiny amount of sand or such is stuck in there from trailering or from the last time you pulled out of the boat launch.

    Did you run the motor on a hose also?

    How bad is the milkshake? You might have some condinsation going on from sitting so long.

    Are you regulating the water to your motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonz69 View Post
    First no-no is running the pump out of the water. It will kill your wear ring if any tiny amount of sand or such is stuck in there from trailering or from the last time you pulled out of the boat launch.

    Did you run the motor on a hose also?

    How bad is the milkshake? You might have some condinsation going on from sitting so long.

    Are you regulating the water to your motor?
    ill agree to this sitting can cause a bit of water to form. but you never know you may have a cracked block. i know two people that did that this year and payed fro somebody to do it.
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    Just pulled the valve covers, They are sweating Bad on the inside, The rockers are wet too. Its been a week sence it ran. im gunna flush it and Pray.

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    i had same problem when i used aluminum valve covers( the fabricated ones) what i did and was told to by a old racer is to add a qt of transmission fluid to the engine. run it and get it up to temp. then do a ild change. water clings to trans fluid and will force it to pan. its also lighter so it will stay high in the oil. then take it out and run it

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