Finally got my new second hand outboard mounted up on my project (see sig).
Started up no problem. I flushed water through it before starting at both the lower unit with the muffs, and from the cowl fitting using the hose adapter.
After about 5 minutes running at idle with the occasional rev, I still can't get it to pee water
Heads are hot, just at the temp where they're too hot to hold your hand to for long. I disconnected the hose that links the two thermostats together and there is no water passing here. In fact the hoses were dry. Tried to remove starboard thermostat housing but the bolts are in solid. So much so one actually snapped Housing is still secure, and sealed, so I don't want to disturb it unless absolutely needed.
I've tried searching though the forum for previous posts on this topic, however the replies seem to be mixed. Some say it won't pee at all on the muffs, others say it should pee in 10-90sec
I can't get it in the water just yet, but if I lower the lower unit into a large tank of water (there's one at the marina for just this use) will it then be more likely to pee?
There was water coming out of the area above the anti-ventilation plate where the lower unit anode is. So I guess it's actually pumping water ok? I also tried disconnecting the hose from the port t/stat and blowing/sucking, and there was no movement, which leads me to believe that the t/stat was closed?
Previous owner gave me the usual "just been serviced" but in this case I think he was genuine. Motor otherwise was in outstanding condition.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!