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Old 25-01-2011, 02:24   #1
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Engine Timing

Have checked all the obvious areas for engine running hot without success.
Is the timing a possible cause?
Engine is a Westerbeke 60.
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Old 25-01-2011, 06:01   #2
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Highly unlikely. If the timing was off, running hot would be the least of your symptoms. Have you confirmed the temp with a non-contact temperature gun, just to rule out a problem with the gauge?
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fresh or salt cooled?

What's obvious to you?

normal amount of water out of exhaust
critters in intake
thermostat
impellor
blocked passages in engine from salt
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fresh or salt cooled?

What's obvious to you?

normal amount of water out of exhaust
critters in intake
thermostat
impellor
blocked passages in engine from salt
To which I will add my latest trial:

port in thermostat housing restricted by "gel-ish" junk

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Perhaps you could enlighten us with what exactly "all the obvious areas" are. It would help a lot if you told us exactly what you have checked, how old the engine is, whether this is a recent problem, etc.

And, however unlikely that timing is the problem, its still could be the problem.
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