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    Could you use the Clear Braided PVC Hose for the incoming water to the thermostat as a way to make sure water is flowing? or is that some sort of safety issue that requires black rubber?
    Current:
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Select
    8.1L v8 496 Mercruiser - Bravo 1

    Previous:
    1989 Regal Medallion 185 18ft
    4.3L V6 Mercruiser - Alpha 1

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    Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

    No, that's not a problem. As long as the size is right, and it's the same (or better) temperature rating.... Actually a good idea...
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    1972 Bertram ‘Bahia Mar’ 20
    2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha One Gen II (0W829301)
    (Original - 1972 '165' In-line 6. Previous - 1994 4.3LX)


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      Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

      cool. some of my hoses are getting old so I think I will swap them out. Any tips for getting the water intake tube from the transom back on the bell housing? It actually slipped off while riding the boat causing a slight over heat. Main reason why boat is all torn down atm.
      Current:
      2004 Sea Ray 240 Select
      8.1L v8 496 Mercruiser - Bravo 1

      Previous:
      1989 Regal Medallion 185 18ft
      4.3L V6 Mercruiser - Alpha 1

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        Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

        Originally posted by sptjet90Reflexx View Post
        cool. some of my hoses are getting old so I think I will swap them out. Any tips for getting the water intake tube from the transom back on the bell housing? It actually slipped off while riding the boat causing a slight over heat. Main reason why boat is all torn down atm.
        Yeah, that one can be a bit difficult. You do need to pull the drive and then remove the hinge pins to get around behind the bell-housing. It's a PITA....

        BTW, don't understand the last part of your post....
        Main reason why boat is all torn down atm.
        Main reason why boat is all torn down Automatic Teller Machine.... Can't make sense of this....

        Chris......
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        The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100’ below.
        1972 Bertram ‘Bahia Mar’ 20
        2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha One Gen II (0W829301)
        (Original - 1972 '165' In-line 6. Previous - 1994 4.3LX)


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          Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

          atm = At the moment. I pulled the drive and all due to the fact of the slight over heat. So re-did the water pump as in my other post and have to fix the water intake tube. Also putting a new carb on her. Hopefully she will run tip top when I move to the lake house in Georgia in about 12 days.
          Current:
          2004 Sea Ray 240 Select
          8.1L v8 496 Mercruiser - Bravo 1

          Previous:
          1989 Regal Medallion 185 18ft
          4.3L V6 Mercruiser - Alpha 1

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          • #6
            Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

            Originally posted by achris View Post
            No, that's not a problem. As long as the size is right, and it's the same (or better) temperature rating.... Actually a good idea...
            And what temp does the incoming water actually get to ? Can't imagine it getting too much warmer than what the current lake temp would be correct ?
            Last edited by mtsinner7868; March 4th, 2014, 04:48 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

              Mtsinner - I agree, maybe just slightly warmer due to outdrive temp. I believe the hose I mentioned has a maximum temp of around 150.
              Current:
              2004 Sea Ray 240 Select
              8.1L v8 496 Mercruiser - Bravo 1

              Previous:
              1989 Regal Medallion 185 18ft
              4.3L V6 Mercruiser - Alpha 1

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              • #8
                Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

                Originally posted by mtsinner7868 View Post
                Originally posted by achris View Post
                No, that's not a problem. As long as the size is right, and it's the same (or better) temperature rating.... Actually a good idea...
                And what temp does the incoming water actually get to ? Can't imagine it getting too much warmer than what the current lake temp would be correct ?
                My reference was because that hose lays on the top of the engine, and that DOES get hot!
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                The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100’ below.
                1972 Bertram ‘Bahia Mar’ 20
                2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha One Gen II (0W829301)
                (Original - 1972 '165' In-line 6. Previous - 1994 4.3LX)


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                  Re: Clear Braided PVC Hose instead of black rubber hose

                  Originally posted by sptjet90Reflexx View Post
                  Mtsinner - I agree, maybe just slightly warmer due to outdrive temp. I believe the hose I mentioned has a maximum temp of around 150.
                  I threw in a 1' chunk of clear from the hardware store on my water intake line. I need to know what is going on there for "piece of mind". And I know what I used isn't heater hose rated but my logic says overall out drive temp and the water tube ported through the exhaust may raise it a few degrees but not very many with the flow it has...... hope my logic is sound !?

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