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Old 22-06-2016, 04:31   #16
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Re: Green liquid and mysterious salt water

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Old 22-06-2016, 07:36   #17
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My mysterious small quantity seawater leak came from the seawater syphon break. The thin transparent hose from it was stuck somewhere in a hole in a reinforcing rib of the hull. The seawater appeared in the bilge after long hours of motoring.
Conclusion, check your seawater siphon break, pull the thin hose and put the end in a bottle.


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Green liquid problem still to be solved...
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Old 22-06-2016, 09:14   #18
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How green? Do you use holding tank chemicals in a holding tank? That can take on a blue or green hue when diluted, depending on the brand you use.
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Old 22-06-2016, 09:24   #19
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Re: Green liquid and mysterious salt water

check your coolant cap and replace with new one .. the creation of neon green stuff in my bilge disappeared once i did that.
the other alternative is to take apart your coolant tank .. only to find the problem is solved merely by replacing a 14 usdollar item. have fun.

oh i see you resolved issue-- blame it on my s l o w and non existent wifis.....
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Green liquid and mysterious salt water

Looks like coolant. In addition to the above suggestions check the engine hoses to the water heater. Could be a hose clamp.

By the way, do not taste it. Coolant/antifreeze can be poisonous.

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Looks like coolant. In addition to the above suggestions check the engine hoses to the water heater. Could be a hose clamp.

By the way, do not taste it. Coolant/antifreeze can be poisonous.

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You can taste it on your finger and just spit it out instead of swallowing it

The taste is very distinctive.
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