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1999 Mercury XR6 150hp cooling

 
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Green_Rino



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:16 am    Post subject: 1999 Mercury XR6 150hp cooling Reply with quote

I am new to outboards. When starting up my outboard (1999 Mercury XR6 150hp) in the driveway on a 70deg day about how long should it take before the thermostat opens and i get water out the indicator hole (pee hole)?

I am hesitant to run longer than 30sec or so, am i just being parinoid? How quickly will the engine overheat if the pump is not functioning?


Please help.

J
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boatScotty
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: 1999 Mercury XR6 150hp cooling Reply with quote

Water out of the pee hole is an indicator of a water pump working - not a thermostat. If you are NOT getting water out of the pee hole, you likely have impeller or other water problems.

By 30 seconds it should be coming out.
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