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Old 10-10-2021, 13:30   #1
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Yanmar 3GM30F overheating?

TaShiba 31, Jacksonville Florida. The 3-cylinder started immediately, but after 7 minutes the overheat alarm came on. New thermostat - same outcome & hot to touch. Removed the thermostat altogether and the motor runs as it should with no alarm. Thermostat location is not overly hot. Question: - Can I run the engine constantly without a thermostat with no harm to the engine?
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Old 10-10-2021, 13:45   #2
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Re: Yanmar 3GM30F overheating?

It will run ok but not at max efficiency. Would replace at first convenient opportunity if testing it shows it’s defective. Put it in a pot of water on the stove and watch to see if it opens before the water boils.
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Old 12-10-2021, 09:18   #3
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Re: Yanmar 3GM30F overheating?

Roverhi got it right, but I would add a couple things: 1) Check the impellor 2) Check the heat exchanger 3) Check the thru-hull to be sure it is clear and 4) Check the intake
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Old 13-10-2021, 16:20   #4
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Re: Yanmar 3GM30F overheating?

Must check the exhaust elbow. These engines will restrict the flow after a while.
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