Below is a picture of the exhaust elbow
I just took off my engine
to check for carbon buildup. I was surprised to see that it looks like it was made out of pipes from Home Depot. When I took it off about three pounds of rust can off when I remove the fiber wrap.
1. Is this an acceptable method of make a riser? If so what type of pipe should I use to replace it?
2. Seems that having one fabricated out of stainless steal pipe would be a better option, but I not looking to spend extra money
3. With the water
hose disconnected I used the starter to spin the engine
to test the water
flow. Anyone know how much water should flow? It had very little pressure - almost none. Should I rebuild
the water pump while I am at it?
FYI - the engine does not run hot, runs cold if anything. Very little water come out the exhaust
normally like spitting. The soot seems to be excessive because it makes my transom within a couple hours.
Thanks for any ideas!