Hey all, simple question for those with stern drive knowledge. I overheated a 350 Buick V8 in a Fabuglas Triton 220 on the weekend. I haven't trouble shot for engine damage but was wondering how that could of happened? I was in a no wake zone idling around when it heated up. By the time I noticed the temp gauge was at 230 and there was a blow by smoke trail. It ran fine after cooling but when I checked the block it didn't seem to have any water in it. Any ideas would be helpful. Is there a water pump in the stern drive or just the engine?
Most sterndrives have 2 pumps.
One in the drive to lift raw seawater to the engine and a circulation pump on the engine itself.--The circulation pump on the engine is often different from the automotive equivalent.
Water pumps in the drive are often / should be replaced when they are still working well.
That's the info I was looking for (I think). Because the block was empty I suspect there is a water feed issue. The Buick water pump on the350 is likely not the issue but I was unsure about a feed pump in the stern drive. Any idea how I can test it with the boat on the trailer? Now if I can find a 1969 stern drive manual.......think it's OMC........I think?
Thank you very much.