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Platticus

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Just picked up my new-to-me boat and 2014 ETec 90, and noticed the water pressure gauge was showing 0. After investigating, the hose running to the console was caught in the cowling latch, and had been punctured. How do I repair this? Should I replace the whole hose? Try to mend it? Cut it and then use some sort of coupler? I can't seem to find what kind of hose/coupler I'd need.

Thanks in advance!

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Guessing that it's 1/8" ID hose?  You could most likely get away with barbed hose couplings and 4 small 'zip-ties' to only repair a short section.  Actually, my Faria WP gauge instructions said that no clamps, etc. were needed, but I added some zip-ties anyhow.  It's only "air pressure" in there moving your gauge.

Watch that hose routing!  Here's how I did mine, but not guaranteeing that it's the best way.  It stays below the incoming fuel line (away from the shift cable, etc.) until it was clear, and has the loop "up" as it starts from the adapter to hopefully keep water out of the line.

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Thanks for the info Phil! I found a coupling, and here's what I came up with. Does this look correct to you? I haven't tightened down the zip ties that are doing the hose routing, only the ones on the coupling. 

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Yes, as long as it "clears" all the moving parts (including those cowling latches), and holds air pressure.  Maybe test on the muffs first if you're on the trailer to make sure you're seeing about 5 lbs on the gauge at idle.  Don't rev it!  Then I'd snug 'em all down (but don't pinch the hoses), and snip off the tails.

BTW: I also try to leave 1/8" - 1/4" on the "tail", so that if it needs to be snugged a bit later I can grab that stub with needle nose pliers or something to get another click or two.  Some folks snip 'em off flush, but if it needs tightening, you have to replace the zip tie with nothing left to grab onto.

Should be good to go.  [smile]

Phil

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I ran a quick test this afternoon, and looks like it was around 2 psi at idle. Does this look about right?

Thanks!

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That looks a bit low to me, but your tell tale looks OK.  When will you be putting her in the water?  Not sure, but it could be a bit lower due to the muffs.

Phil

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Cannot get accurate motor water pressure readings on hose.
On the water test, record WP every 500 rpm increase for future reference.
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Thanks for that confirmation, steelhead!  Wasn't 100% sure.  [smile]

Any idea when your water pump was last serviced?  I just did mine recently, added the water pressure gauge, and recorded these numbers a couple of weeks ago.

Just for comparison - your numbers may differ.  I do need to re-run these tests, as I just splashed the boat today after raising the motor 2 holes.  Just put her back in the slip, as the ramp was unexpectedly a "zoo" this AM.

Phil

 
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I ran a quick test this afternoon, and looks like it was around 2 psi at idle. Does this look about right ?

Hi platticus,
FYI Water Pressure Charts in the General Information Category
http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/water-pressure-chart-for-late-model-g1-etecs-model-aax-and-newer-7542738?pid=1288274609
and
http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/2010-evinrude-etec-water-pressure-chart-4718127?highlight=water+pressure+chart&pid=40251557#post40251557
Cheers
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