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    Default Need help again people....please! :(

    Took the boat out for a test run, everything was green till i looked at my temp gauge and noticed that it was rising rapidly. Shut it down and saw nothing but steam pouring out the pipes and the water exit hole, can someone post a schematic or something to show me the correct plumbing hook up please. I thought i hooked it all back up correctly but it's obvious i didn't..

    Thx in advance...

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    Not trying to be a smart ass or ass hole at all but try doing a search. there has been tons of schematics posted in the past.

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    Na it's cool, i tried that already but didn't see anything. I'll try it again though....

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    do you have headers or manifolds?

    Thermostat?

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    Check and make sure you did not suck any sand or somthing into the line and make sure the valve is not clogged or turned off.

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    Headers.. Just to add, i also noticed that during idle that alot of steam was coming out of the right side header. When i hit the gas steam came out of both as normal but during idle it came out just on the right side. Did a search again and still haven't found anything that helps me, don't know if i'm putting the right wording in the search bar or not.

    FYI it's a bbc

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    The schematic helps a little but i guess i need a detailed description on how it all plumbs together. I.E. after the inlet where should it plumb to first? Does it start at 1 of the 2 ports on the front of the block, and so on and so forth. I'm dumb when it comes to this, sorry fellas.
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    Steam means you're getting water, but not enough. If the temp gauge was rising, you're getting water to the sender. The sender can't read steam.
    I had a similar situation a few years ago, my valve wasn't open enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    Steam means you're getting water, but not enough. If the temp gauge was rising, you're getting water to the sender. The sender can't read steam.
    I had a similar situation a few years ago, my valve wasn't open enough.
    Yeah, the valve was the first thing i checked.

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    From the pump to a valve, prefer Watts valve set to 18psi, but a gate or ball valve will get you by, and people will argue this. From that valve to a T. One outlet to the water pump inlets on the block. The other to a Bassett T valve, split to the headers. From the thermostat housing to dump overboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoNeS View Post
    Yeah, the valve was the first thing i checked.

    You don't have a thermostat in the housing, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoNeS View Post
    The schematic helps a little but i guess i need a detailed description on how it all plumbs together. I.E. after the inlet where should it plumb to first? Does it start at 1 of the 2 ports on the front of the block, and so on and so forth. I'm dumb when it comes to this, sorry fellas.
    From pump to gate valve.

    Gate valve then line to a T and 2 hoses out

    2 hoses attach to where a water pump would go in the front of your motor

    Water comes out T stat housing and from there....

    1 line overboard with a gate valve

    1 line into your bassett header valve

    From header valve into each header line



    Take apart your header valve and make sure its not clogged up and make sure the spring goes back in the right way or the ball will slide into the spring and cause it not to work right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    You don't have a thermostat in the housing, right?
    Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Fonz69 View Post
    From pump to gate valve.

    Gate valve then line to a T and 2 hoses out

    2 hoses attach to where a water pump would go in the front of your motor

    Water comes out T stat housing and from there....

    1 line overboard with a gate valve

    1 line into your bassett header valve

    From header valve into each header line



    Take apart your header valve and make sure its not clogged up and make sure the spring goes back in the right way or the ball will slide into the spring and cause it not to work right.
    Okay, all of it makes sense now. Also found some pic's of others setup so i think i've got it figured out (thx to you guys).

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    Just as i figured, had a couple lines hooked up wrong. Thx for the help gents..

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