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Mate
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Registered: ‎05-29-2017

2011 150 Etec water inlet clogging

I have a 2011 150HO Etec on my 22' pontoon and have always had clogging issues at the water intake screens. Is there a retro fit or other fix to prevent the motor from sucking up seaweed and clogging the cooling system? I have talked to other brand of motor owners and non mention having this issue.
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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2011 150 Etec water inlet clogging

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If your gearcase has the replaceable plastic inlet screens you can try the next size up.

 

Is the problem weeds getting sucked up into the screen holes or are the weeds folding over the front of the gearcase and blocking the water inlets?

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