IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN EASY BUT........
The last time I went out in my 17' AS with a 1986 90 HP Johnson I noticed it ran a little warmer than normal and the impeller has not been replaced in 5 or so years so ok lets install a water pump kit. I purchase a OMC kit and get a friend to help (I'm old) so I battle past the shift linkage, off comes the gear case and while the old impeller is worn it really doesn't look that bad. After watching some videos on you tube and following my shop manual as best as I could it goes back together OK. Hook up the hose to the ear muffs fire it up and all looks well, water comes out the exhaust and the pee hole and everywhere its supposed to but I notice my water pressure gauge is reading lower than before when idling. Well I go for a test run and before I go 100 yards the hot horn comes on I say *%#[email protected]! and idle back to ramp, It cools down when idling. WHAT DID I DO WRONG? There was nothing covering the intake, It just has low pressure! Is it possible the little hose that connects to the top of the pump could have not lined up correctly? I guess its coming back off but I would like some thoughts on why this happened and get it right this time! Thanks in advance for any help. Mike
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