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#11172911 - 10/19/15 12:52 PM ? Mercury 150 Optimax - Water Spraying Out
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1717
Loc: SW Okla
Wondering if I've just been asleep and this is the way it's supposed to work or if this is a problem indicator. Local dealer is closed today and I'm impatient.

Not the P hole. There's water coming out of that like it's supposed to.

There's a squarish hole on the centerline at the back of the motor a bit below the hood/cover. Yesterday noticed that slowly putting along no-wake zone there was water splashing out of that hole, not a steady stream like the P hole, sort of splashing out spurtingly (hope that description makes some kind of sense). Something of concern or am I just being a worrywart?

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#11173991 - 10/19/15 10:19 PM Re: ? Mercury 150 Optimax - Water Spraying Out [Re: DCmac]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1610
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I think it's the exhaust and normal. But i COULD be wrong. I'm not good with motors so take it with a grain of salt.

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#11174387 - 10/20/15 09:13 AM Re: ? Mercury 150 Optimax - Water Spraying Out [Re: DCmac]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
All is well.
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“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” GOD IS GOOD

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#11174721 - 10/20/15 11:33 AM Re: ? Mercury 150 Optimax - Water Spraying Out [Re: DCmac]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
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Loc: SW Okla
Tnx! Puts my mind at ease.

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#11179196 - 10/22/15 01:03 PM Re: ? Mercury 150 Optimax - Water Spraying Out [Re: DCmac]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1717
Loc: SW Okla
Yep, perfectly normal says dealer's mech. I don't remember the exact terms but it has something to do with idle or slow speed. Apparently I never noticed it before because this time the Gson was driving the boat out of the no-wake launch area and I saw it while arranging gear at the back of the boat. Now to find something else to worry about...

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