Hi, I have a new G2(H200HXAHB) sn 05536460. I have put about 50hrs on her and she has run perfectly untel yesterday 10/12/19. she runs about 150degrees at idle and has run 175degrees when over 3000rpm and yesterday when i ran over 3800-4000rpm the overheat warning light on my rpm gauge came on. I slowed to idle and the temp droped down to 150degrees again so i tryed running around 4000rpm again and watched the temp climb above 175-185 on my garmin then again the warning light came on so i idled to the dock. Any ideas?
Thanks for the reply derelectrk, I wondered what the normal opperating temp was. Did your warning light ever come on? How many hours do you have on your motor? Mine never went into safe mode but i reacted as soon as the warning light came on.
Thanks Rick, both the garmin and the evenrude analog tach gave warning but i didnt run it long after the warning light on the tach came on so it didnt go to safe mode. It has run fine since day 1 and i have run it to test props now turning 5700rpm wot. I had the side cover off to check and top off oil tank (.5gal xd100). I thought i read somewhere about a pinched water line? I took the boat to my dealer so they could check to see what they can find. Im sure its nothing catastophic as the temp would drop to 150degree when i ran at idle speed (500rpm).
Temporarily connect up a water pressure gauge if you do not have one and monitor the readings at idle, full throttle and evry 1000 rpm increment and compare it to the factory specsl
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Thanks BluewaterBill for your helpful advice, I Have droped the boat off at the dealer. If all go's well I'll be back in the water this weekend. I will let you guys know what he came up with.
Hey guys, I had the next larger water intake scoops/screens changed on my motor and problem solved no more over heat warning. Finished work early today, my son and i took the boat out for a run and caught 3 mahii. Great day!