Posted by Ericson 29 Bob (126.96.36.199) on December 22, 2004 at 09:17:58:
In Reply to: Cool running A-4 posted by Dennis Lancaster on 15:09:10 12/21/04:
I believe the water pump is the original. I change the impeller annually in the spring and add grease to the cup. The amount of exhaust water seems normal. I guess I shouldn't complain since the engine runs fine!
I was considering either 1) partially closing the intake seacock valve thus metering the flow of raw water the the pump and engine (very carefully) or 2) adding a valve after the water pump but before the tee and bypass hose. I wonder if either would hurt the pump? I am inclined to try #2 as the valve would be easier to get to.