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#12006032 - 12/27/16 12:50 PM Fluctuating water pressure gauge.
OneFishAway Offline
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Registered: 02/17/15
Posts: 385
Loc: Parker County
I have a 05 Yamaha HPDI 175. Today I noticed my water pressure gauge fluctuating. Never notice it before. No overheating or anything. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. BTW this was noticed at WOT.


Edited by OneFishAway (12/27/16 12:56 PM)
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#12006046 - 12/27/16 01:02 PM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
Huckleberry Online   happy
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16490
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Could be your thermostat going bad. I had to replace one this weekend myself. Mine was doing it at low idle speeds, buzzer went off one time, my smart craft told me it was my thermostat, that's how I knew.

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#12006056 - 12/27/16 01:08 PM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
OneFishAway Offline
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Registered: 02/17/15
Posts: 385
Loc: Parker County
Ok that shouldn't be too bad. It would fluctuate between 18 and 25 psi. Was also a little slow to come up after getting into the throttle.
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#12007375 - 12/28/16 11:57 AM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10430
Loc: Plano,Texas
Check your intake screens first.

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#12007614 - 12/28/16 02:44 PM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Poppet valve assembly needs cleaned or changed.
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#12022624 - 01/05/17 04:35 PM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
2jmills Offline
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Registered: 08/03/16
Posts: 10
Loc: Texas
I have a 2002 OX66 225 and the pressure gauge never goes below 20 psi with the motor not running. When on plane it shows 60 psi.
Any ideas?

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#12025262 - 01/06/17 08:35 PM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: 2jmills]
OPTI Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 1310
Loc: Benbrook Tex
More than likely with the cold weather the gauge has frozen from trapped water in the gauge, see it alot this time of year and only solution is to replace the gauge. Or to I have seen if you remove the line from the back of gauge and it drops to zero there is a restriction in the line from the motor to the gauge if that the case find the restriction or just run a new line.....OPTI


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#12025270 - 01/06/17 08:41 PM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
OPTI Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 1310
Loc: Benbrook Tex
Like Gary mentioned check the poppet valve could have trash in the grommet or the poppet valve spring is weak and not strong enough to hold the water in the block and pops off at a lower pressure or the poppet valve it self is worn and not sealing against the grommet.....OPTI
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#12025921 - 01/07/17 09:06 AM Re: Fluctuating water pressure gauge. [Re: OneFishAway]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Tip during the cold weather. Disconnect the hose for the water pressure gauge and pour in a little RV antifreeze and re-connect. Enough will remain to prevent the gauge from freezing all winter.
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