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Sharon Goldin

183 ssi overheating

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Can anyone comment on 2003 183 ssi that is overheating when trying to pull skier for longer then 2 min.

The impeller has been changed, the thermostat has been changed.

The thermostat housing has been changed.

I did find a piece of impeller from previous changes in the thermostat housing, and not sure if there were more pieces missing.

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I had something like this happen on my 180ssi. It would run fine and then as soon as I pulled a tube, it would get hot and the alarms would go off. It ended up being that I didnt' get the cap for the water flush on good and I guess it wouldn't create enough suction to get enough water. Put the cap on correctly and tight and problem went away.

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I had something like this happen on my 180ssi. It would run fine and then as soon as I pulled a tube, it would get hot and the alarms would go off. It ended up being that I didnt' get the cap for the water flush on good and I guess it wouldn't create enough suction to get enough water. Put the cap on correctly and tight and problem went away.

did you install your own motor fush?

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How long have you owned the boat ?

How long have you noticed the problem ?

Is the time to overheating about the same for as long as you have noticed ?

What engine size / Carb or F I ?

What is the prop ? # of blades, diameter , pitch, prop company ?

Do you has a G P S accurate speed of the boat with just you in it ?

Does the boat accelerate quickly to a full plane speed ? How many seconds to get on a full plane.?

What is your water temperature at idle when warmed up ? Water temperature at W O T alone in the boat ?

Did this problem start after sending your prop to a prop shop for some rework ?

There are many reasons for overheating.

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