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water hose

Postby ronmar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:31 pm

Please excuse my lack of mechanical knowledge. I have a 1990 318 that has on port engine a water hose that is in very bad shape. It runs out of a strainer by the seacock lever which I assume is the intake water line. It appears to be quite a thick hose and I have not crawled all the way under to see where it connects I assume goes around port side of motor to the water pump. My back in very bad shape and could not get in there to give better detail. Does anyone know a part number or what that hose is so I can find a replacement? Appears it was lying on the coupler and caused it to wear through. Thank goodness I discovered over the weekend when I opened seacock to spring prep. Not blown yet but believe it will soon.
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Re: water hose

Postby jralbert » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:20 pm

A strong hunch here that you will not enjoy. There is probably no part number for that since water hoses can be in such an infinite range of lengths that they are sold by the foot. I'm afraid you will have to engage a helper to pull this one and replace it with one of the same length that you purchase at your friendly marine supply store or on line. From your description it appears to be what you deduced - an intake water line, a standard item. and yes, you are also correct that you will have to protect the new one from the shaft when you install it. The good news in this is that by careful checking you saved yourself a huge potential repair bill had that line ruptured while you were underway and you didn't spot the engine overheating. Sorry it's on the wrong engine or wrong side of the engine for easy access. Sounds like an original 1990 part that has served well for almost three decades - time to check all the hoses
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Re: water hose

Postby EWRice » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:53 pm

Can I assume that since your boat is a '90 then you have Crusader engines? If so then you should have 1 1/4" hardwall water hose (has wire embedded in the rubber). You will have to remove and measure for new since it is sold by the foot. This may offer the opportunity to lengthen or shorten as necessary to route it in a better way. If it is original be prepared to cut it off with a sharp utility knife and a set of side cutters.
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Re: water hose

Postby ronmar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:07 pm

jralbert wrote:A strong hunch here that you will not enjoy. There is probably no part number for that since water hoses can be in such an infinite range of lengths that they are sold by the foot. I'm afraid you will have to engage a helper to pull this one and replace it with one of the same length that you purchase at your friendly marine supply store or on line. From your description it appears to be what you deduced - an intake water line, a standard item. and yes, you are also correct that you will have to protect the new one from the shaft when you install it. The good news in this is that by careful checking you saved yourself a huge potential repair bill had that line ruptured while you were underway and you didn't spot the engine overheating. Sorry it's on the wrong engine or wrong side of the engine for easy access. Sounds like an original 1990 part that has served well for almost three decades - time to check all the hoses


Thank you for the quick response. I did check the others and appear still in good condition.
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Re: water hose

Postby ronmar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:10 pm

EWRice wrote:Can I assume that since your boat is a '90 then you have Crusader engines? If so then you should have 1 1/4" hardwall water hose (has wire embedded in the rubber). You will have to remove and measure for new since it is sold by the foot. This may offer the opportunity to lengthen or shorten as necessary to route it in a better way. If it is original be prepared to cut it off with a sharp utility knife and a set of side cutters.


Not Crusaders they are Chrysler's. Is this available at auto stores or do I need to purchase at Marine store?
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Re: water hose

Postby Busia » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:18 pm

Figure out what size hose you need. ( I.D not O.D. ) Go to the supply house and get a piece a little longer than you need. Go back to the boat and thread the new hose in. You may be able to route it in a better way. Hook up the end that is hard to get to first, then cut to length and connect the easy end. Watch out for the wire inside the hose, it's sharp!
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Re: water hose

Postby ronmar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:54 pm

Thanks. Tried to find size on old hose but could not see a stamp. Guess will remove and see if can match up somewhere.
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Re: water hose

Postby ronmar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:56 pm

Someone mentioned possibly cutting out damaged section and install a coupler. The rest of hose actually appears in good condition. Does this seem viable or safe?
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Re: water hose

Postby Rockit » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:25 am

You probably want to replace the whole hose. My two cents says a coupler is an opportunity for failure.

Good luck. I had an overheating problem once and finally traced it to that same hose: there was a crack underneath the hose clamp on the upstream side of the water pump. The rest of the hose looked okay, but the crack was big enough to starve the water pump--there was some water getting through just nowhere near enough.
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Re: water hose

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:07 am

There's usually a trans cooler in that line. I'd try to get someone to remove it intact and match it up at an auto store. Ditto the front hose that goes from the oil cooler to the water pump.

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PS: You'll probably need to cut off excessive hose on the one you find that's close as you can get.
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