Yellowish water in engine compartment

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  1. Hook

    Hook New Member

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    Jan 10, 2013
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    Hi all,

    I have a 2003 Sea Ray 245 WE w/Merc Cruiser and looked in the engine compartment yesterday and i saw a good amount of yellowish slimy water swishing around, temp gage fine, oil pressure fine, got down there while engine was running and i don't see any leaks, any help greatly appreciated...
     
  2. OllieC

    OllieC Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    You shouldn't have any water in your bilge. Have you checked your risers for leaks while the engine is running?
    Not sure what the yellow is, unless its oil - but it could be rust from the risers, if thats the case......
     
  3. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

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    Jun 19, 2007
    Wooster, OH
    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
    Does your cockpit drain into your bilge rather than overboard? If it does, it maybe a combination of rain water, etc and dirt in the bilge. I have the same issue in my 215WE. Fortunately I trail and can pull the plug and wash it out weekly. Add some bilge cleaner and a little water to the bilge. Take it out for a run so that the soap and water slosh around then pump it dry. May have to use a shop vac to get it all out.
     
  4. OllieC

    OllieC Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III

    Me too....:grin: never thought of that. The only time I get it in the bilge is if I put it there myself......
     
  5. Hook

    Hook New Member

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    Jan 10, 2013
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    Once it stops raining later today I will run her like you mentioned. When I looked in the engine compartment the drain ports looked very dry as if nothing was draining from the bilge. I will let all know, thanks
     

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