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Old 14-11-2009, 20:11   #1
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Salt Water Mixing w/Coolant, Heat Exchanger

Hi all- My coolant overflow bottle was overflowing and turns out I have salt water getting into my coolant. I assume it could be one or a number of the tubes in the heat exchanger has corroded through but wondering if anyone has thoughts on more obvious/simpler causes before I start removing the exchanger and dismantling. This is a Lugger 843m Diesel powered generator.
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I beleive that you have correctly diagnosed the problem if you have indeed found sea water in the engine coolant.
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It may not be the tubes....depending on the cooler, it may be bad gaskets
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