08-17-2011, 09:03 AM #1
Pros & Cons of going open loop in salt water?
It is 100* degrees here in Texas the heat soak is terrible,
I have been kicking around the open loop idea for a while,
08-17-2011, 10:42 AM #2
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- Sparrows Point, MD (near the Key Bridge)
My personal opinion is its a horrible idea for the rec rider, just the thought of all the salt deposits in the block make me cringe. Tho most do flush their skis out after riding, I remember when I took my 30hp honda apart and there was salt in every passage (never flushed that, and I live in brackish water).
But it will help cooling, and now that they have the inline thermostats its pretty much fool proof. You could do a heat exchanger mod with a 30 plate. If I remember correctly they help eliminate heat from the hull over a stock setup to a point
08-17-2011, 11:47 AM #3
I run open loop and love it. But I dont really ride salt water. For our heat down here I am not sold on a heat exchanger, especially if you are reving higher than stock.
08-17-2011, 01:27 PM #4
OPENLOOP in saltwater leads to bad things
08-17-2011, 01:43 PM #5
08-17-2011, 02:24 PM #6
As long as you flush properly and run antifreeze or a good corrosion inhibitor in the engine before you let it sit it should be fine.
08-17-2011, 02:51 PM #7
08-17-2011, 02:52 PM #8
I have had zero issues with setup and don't notice any fade or cooling issues.
My HX is plumbed after IC and then to exhaust. I have not had any exhaust cooling issues even on long wot runs.
I'm dumping some water over board off my mid pipe and water is pretty warm but seems to be adaquate. I like to run as minimum amount of water as possible to my mufler but still enough to keep cool.
Sorry, got off topic. Lol
08-17-2011, 03:20 PM #9
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