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    Exhaust Hose Water Leak-gctid818822

    Wondered why there was so much water in the bilge once home docked after taking possession 1998 BL Ciera 2655 with Mercruiser 5.7L and Alpha I Gen II sterndrive. Discovered today that when engine is running, water is running out of the bottom edge of where the rubber connector/hose meets the stern exhaust Y-Pipe. Happening on both sides. Picture (port side hose) shows the water "spurting" out. Question - does the entire riser and elbow pipe need to come out to replace these or can it be done just pulling the elbow and both riser to elbow hose? (if the later, I would expect to replace all four rubber hose/couplers). Would appreciate feedback on proper procedure.

    TIA.

    (Sorry - having a problem getting pic to upload from PC. Will try from phone).
    2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
    Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
    SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
    Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

    #2
    Loosen all the hose clamps and you can wiggle those couplers off.

    Are the couplers damaged or were they improperly replaced?

    You might just need to tighten the clamps.

    More likely though, it overheated and melted the hose, which means there are other problems upstream.
    Esteban
    Huntington Beach, California
    2018 Element 16
    Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
    Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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      #3
      latter option, just pull the elbow
      Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
      Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
      93 3058 sold
      92 2855 (day boat)
      91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
      Longbranch WA
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        #4
        I tried the clamp tighten route. No joy. Have been trying to wiggle them off with all clamps - top & bottom - off altogether. It may be that they are just "age rusted" in place (I know the rubber doesn't rust).

        It seems to be running just fine, and temps are normal (at least now). May try to just cut the bottom one as I will certainly be replacing it, and check the tops. Thanks for letting me know that I don't need to remove the risers as that was going to add to the frustration (and my next route).
        2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
        Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
        SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
        Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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          #5
          Thank you for the quick response. I suspect it is an age related problem, and they may be originals (now 19 years old). That would lend to issues, especially since the boat sat for a good while as the PO was an elderly gentleman that couldn't get out on it for the past few years. Had low hours/mileage, and he only drove it around the bay. Never used the carpeting, stove, microwave, refer, A/C or any of that. They are all like brand new.
          2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
          Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
          SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
          Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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            #6
            After all the clamps are all off use a screw driver to work the lower rubber coupler down completely onto the Y pipe (a little soap solution can make this task easier) now rotate the intermediate elbow to remove it from the primary exhaust elbow.

            Good time to check the exhaust shutters and manifold elbow joint/water jackets etc. if in fact those parts are 19 years old.
            Dave
            Edmonds, WA
            "THE FIX"
            '93 2556
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              #7
              Dave is correct as that is how I did my old boat with the same problem. Garchar
              GARCHAR
              1988 2655
              2009 Volvo Penta 5.7 300 hp DP F3s
              Twice Past Commodore
              Northwest Outboard Trailer Sailors, Eugene,OR

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                #8
                Great info - thanks. I cut the bottom ones and then removed elbows and top hoses without a problem. The elbows were full of years of caked up corrosion. I have cleaned them up back down to bare metal to ensure there were no holes in them. Good metal, so I primed (zinch chromate) and repainted them with high temp black. Look like new. Cleaned up the Y-pipes as well and pulled the baffles for inspection. All is clean and in good shape now ready for reassembly when the new upper and lower hoses arrive. Next question for you -- while soap is ok, would it be ok to use a white lithium or silicone grease on the hoses and elbows/pipes to make things slide back together again? Or should I stick with soap only? TIA ....
                2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
                Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
                SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
                Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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                  #9
                  Soup should be good enough.

                  Exhaust shutters intact?... great time to replace to those upgraded shutters.
                  Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                  Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                  93 3058 sold
                  92 2855 (day boat)
                  91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                  Longbranch WA
                  Life is Good

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                    #10
                    The shutters appear to be in very good shape. I believe they are the newer type (butterfly style) unless there is something even newer. They were sealing the tubes well before I removed them for inspection. I'll stick with the soap then. Thanks for response.
                    2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
                    Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
                    SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
                    Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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                      #11
                      Final update. Replaced all 4 hoses, and two new shutter kits. The soap solution worked quite well for the reinstall. No more leaks. First sea trial today and all went very well. Runs at 40psi oil, 170(ish) temp, and 14v charging. Fuel guage was also accurate.
                      2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
                      Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
                      SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
                      Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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