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heating guy

getting hot

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I got my fathers boat that never got use very much until I got it. The thing is between the motor and the lower unit I don't know what its called but it tend to get hot once it looked like it was steaming just a little I am going out to check the oil in the lower unit but any ideas what else it could be? by the way it a 40hp yamaha

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With cooler morning temps you'll see steam coming from the ports in the midsection (the term you were looking for).

That said though, are you getting a good stream of water at idle from the side of the motor, out the telltale (or pee) hole?

marine_man

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but is that normal that the side of it is hot to the touch

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are you getting a good stream of water at idle from the side of the motor, out the telltale (or pee) hole?

You really need to answer this question first. The water that would cool that portion of the motor comes from the water pump, and the telltale water indicator tells how well the water pump is working.

If the water pump is working adequately then I wouldn't worry about the temp of the midsection.

marine_man

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thank you so much you guys on fm have bean so kind

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