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Sutty

Impeller, Thermostat or not enough patience?

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I have a new used Honda BF8 from (2000). I finished giving it new plugs, gear oil, oil change and fired her up for the first time. I let it idle for abut 4-5 minutes and no water was coming out of the check tube on top. I didn't want to overheat it so I shut it off. Would it take longer for the thermostat to heat up and open up or should I look at new thermostat or impeller?

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Sutty

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Sutty - I just went through this exact same scenario...Here is my story, take what you can from it. Like you I tried starting mine up without any water coming out. I thought it was the impeller so I bought a new one and replaced it. I started the motor up and still nothing. After a bit of jacking around I finally was looking to bring it in and have it looked at. I talked to a mechanic and this is what he told me to do...since I had replaced the impeller he said to start it, put water to it and blast the (pee hole) with an air compressor. I did this and bam! we were in business. I guess I'm no expert but I would try the air compressor thing first then if that doesn't work take a look at your impeller. Good luck.

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