I have a omc that i just replaced the water pump in.
I had it in the lake and it heated up to 180,then cooled down just fine.
Was just tooling around for 1/2 hour or so.
Then i kicked it down,and all was well.
But all of a sudden it heated up and i had to turn it off.
Put in drive way,checked water pump and its ok.
So im wondering about the thermostat.
I took it off,and it looks dirty.
Im guessing it runs fine until it heats and the thermostat is no good.
So i will have to replace it.
But how do i get it out?
Looks like a long spring in the middle,and im not sure how to get it out.
Anyone do this before?
And do i really need it in there?
Was wondering about just going down as far as i can and cut the spring out of it and run the boat without.
But that was just an idea,lol
Any help would be appreciated.