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Old 04-10-2014, 02:32   #1
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Yanmar 3 gm 30 overheating

For the first time today after 15 mins of operation engine overheating light and alarm sounded in panel.
Just checked engine and found the coolant in heat exchanger has been emptied out and coolant now in engine bay bilge.Any clues as to why.
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Re: Yanmar 3 gm 30 overheating

Yep, you have a leak somewhere
Try hoses and pumps first.
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Re: Yanmar 3 gm 30 overheating

Check all of your hoses for; chafing, holes, splits etc. As well as all of your seals which you can think of... pumps, tanks etc.

Also, prior to refilling your cooling system, check all of your other fluids. Both in terms of level(s), and to make sure that they look okay. You don't want to be firing the engine up if say, there's a crossover leak from one system into another. Thereby contaminating another of the power plant's vital systems.
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Re: Yanmar 3 gm 30 overheating

Thanks ,found a pinhole in hose ,had to really get the motor loaded to get temp up enough to locate the leak.
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Re: Yanmar 3 gm 30 overheating

When things like this happen, you have two choices. Replace the hose and hope, or replace all the hoses and while your there, flush the coolant and put in a new thermostat.
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