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    • 18 hours ago, Cipro said:

      I have spent lots time on a MC with black cooltouch. It makes a big difference and im Considering black this year if I order a new boat. 

      Its not just marketing hype, yes it gets hot but was cooler than my 2018 with Malibu saddle. 

      I believe you are stepping up to the 240. IIWM, I would want to get some seat time in something black before I sprung for a lot of black interior. The new M240 vinyl is probably an up graded vinyl from my '19 LSV. Point being, what little black I have in my interior looks like a Jackson Pollack painting until it dries off. I can only imagine the cringe factor when water spotted in a predominantly black interior.

    • justgary


      The hose can be surprisingly good at hiding among transmission cooler lines, etc.  You will probably find it dressed alongside those hoses and just peeking out above the alternator, close to the transmission cooler.

    • Sparky450


      22 hours ago, LucasC said:

      LOL . when its been sat in the sun ask your wife to sit on it in her bikini.   You will have your answer ,  Trust me when I say its not cool touch . now it may be not as hot as regular vinyl but it still burns your skin

      Can you please share pics of the damage😂😂

    • justgary


      5 hours ago, goodmatt78 said:

      Pics a big help thanks...

      Is it as easy as pulling sensor #2 and sticking it in hot water to see if the gauge registers?

      Now back to the truck....

      I'd say the odds of that sensor failing are much lower than the odds of a cruddy connection occurring elsewhere in the circuit.  The first place I would look is the cannon plug at the side of the engine near the ECM.  Pull the plug (it is the round connector with a pipe clamp around it), make sure the contacts are clean, *gently* spread the male pins with a small blade, put a dab of grease on each pin, and reconnect it.  If that doesn't do it, come back for more.

      Oh, heck.  I'll tell you more now.  Lay on your back under the helm and clean every connection on the terminal blocks behind the dash.  Then give each block a little squirt of your favorite spray oil to protect it from oxidation.  If that doesn't do it, come back for more.

    • MalibuRyan


      21 hours ago, justgary said:

      The closed cooling part has regular automotive antifreeze in it, and will be OK.  Your concern is the raw water intake, the raw water side of the exchanger, and the exhaust manifolds where you dump the raw water.

      You can run the engine to temperature to thin the oil for a change, but you have no need to warm the engine to drain your raw water.  I think just pulling an end cap off of the exchanger and removing the impeller will get your intake side dry, then opening the crossover hose (if you have one) will drain the manifolds.  Why do more since you have it in a garage?

      Thanks for the input Gary! My thinking was to be safe than sorry, garage usually doesn't get colder than 42, but didn't want to take a chance. I pulled the inlet hose off where it connects to the hull. Ran water through this to warm oil and check level after oil change. Then ran the pink stuff(antifreeze this same method to work it all the way through. Saw the pink stuff coming out the back and shut her down. Didn't dig that much into it as far as what you mentioned. Figured since I am already running water through it, just run the antifreeze as a precaution and call it good. Now she's tucked away in the garage till spring. 

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