Hi all-- new to the forum. Seems appropriate to post here for the engine on my 1994 Four Winns Fling, as everyone says it's a cross application of an Evinrude/ Johnson OB, converted to an IB with Four Winns to use in this boat..
I winterized the boat 2 years ago. I thought I put the cooling hoses back on properly-- famous last words. Obviously I did not. I am now on vacation without my engine manual that I had originally followed to winterize. The motor overheated. I caught it in time--( I pray)-- I found that I left the main cooling hose OFF. This runs from the sand strainer and loops around to the left ( as I'm kneeling in the seats, bent over the engine compartment.) I originally did not hook this line up, and it was laying on the engine compt floor. I now hooked it up to the port on the engine block ( I'm pretty sure it goes here.
Now I have a short ( 10-12" piece of hose that attaches to the bottom of the exhaust -- but unsure where the other end goes !!!!! ** I originally had this hose with one end on the lower exhaust and the other on the port on the engine block ( which is obviously wrong).
I looked all over and felt around the engine best I can-- I cannot find any other port to hook this other end of this coolant hose up to.
I looked all over the net for a diagram-- none found. Now is the time to get my boat in the water, get these cooling hoses hooked up right, and make sure my boat runs properly, as I have help to tow if needed ( like at the 1 st overheat).
Can anyone help ?????????