What to Do When Your Engine Overheats: Part One

Even if you perform routine maintenance and change your outboard motor oil piously, things will go wrong when you are on the water. And when they do, it’s crucial that you know what course of action to take. If you boat with any regularity, you will inevitably have to deal with an overheating engine at some point.

One of the most common causes of overheating engines is a clogged intake. Garbage and debris is becoming an increasing danger to engines, especially if you are boating close to the shoreline, but simple seaweeds and underwater foliage can be hazardous as well. If you check the intake and it’s clean, you may have a more serious problem on your hands. Tomorrow we’ll go over a detailed contingency plan for the exact modus operandi in the event of an overheating engine.

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