Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-06-2010, 08:06   #1
Registered User
 
marc2012's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: abbeville la
Boat: seawind II Patience
Posts: 542
Salt Water in Fresh Water System

Salt water going into fresh syste.Engine is westerbeke 30 (4-91).Would this most likely be the heat exchanger or the manifold.Thanks in advance.marc
__________________

__________________
marc2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 08:22   #2
Marine Service Provider
 
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,618
marc, odds are pretty good that it is the heat exchanger. I would start there, pull it off and take it to a radiator shop. For a few dollars they can pressure test it.
__________________

__________________
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 08:37   #3
Registered User
 
marc2012's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: abbeville la
Boat: seawind II Patience
Posts: 542
Thanks for the reply,my thoughts also.Am looking for one now,would like to have prior tp disassembly.Can these be repaired or throw away.I know tube typekeel collers can't.Not used to small enginsw/o keel collers.marc
__________________
marc2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 08:48   #4
Marine Service Provider
 
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,618
marc, there are usually pinholes in the tubing and not repairable. The best advise I can give is to replace it.
__________________
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2010, 18:02   #5
Registered User
 
svcattales's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Apollo Beach, Fl
Boat: Privilege 37
Posts: 533
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by marc2012 View Post
Salt water going into fresh syste.Engine is westerbeke 30 (4-91).Would this most likely be the heat exchanger or the manifold.Thanks in advance.marc
Marc, I have this problem on Volvo engines. At each end of the heat exchanger are rubber caps with two hose clamps. The small clamp keeps sea water in the heat exchanger tube and the large clamp keeps the anti-freeze in the cast iron body of the exchanger. If the small clamp isn't put on just right, sea water will leak around it and go into the antii freeze and fill up the reservoir. When it fills up water comes out the pressure relief hose and goes in the bilge. If your Westerbeke has same setup, make sure your small clamp is on tight.
__________________
Greg, SV Cat Tales
svcattales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2010, 06:28   #6
Registered User
 
marc2012's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: abbeville la
Boat: seawind II Patience
Posts: 542
Thanks will ck today.Know there is a large cap because had to change clamp.Ordered a new hx but will have a spare if that is the problem.marc
__________________

__________________
marc2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Universal 5411 - Cooling System Failure and Fresh Water Conversion pmeyer Engines and Propulsion Systems 2 02-05-2015 07:35
Fresh Water, Gray Water and Black Water Holding Tanks vweber Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 8 12-05-2010 17:31
Fresh vs Salt Water Engine Cooling tomperanteau Engines and Propulsion Systems 13 25-01-2010 19:14
Bleeding Fresh Water System rjarrell Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 5 09-08-2008 05:24



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.