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  1. #1
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    Default 2008 22SSV Engine temps

    I have a 2008 Supra 22SSV with the 340 EXT cat motor. I bought it last year and this is my first wake boat. I have had other I/O 's and outboards. Between last year and running it on a fake a lake this year to do oil change, my temp on the dash never goes above 150. I am usually in the mid 140's all the time. I was under the impression these had a 160 degree thermostat. I would have thought temps would be closer to 160 on the dash? am I wrong here? Could the thermostat be opening too early? Let me know your thoughts.

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    I have a 160 degree thermostat on my boat as well and running it on the hose I never see anything above 140 and on the water I see 150-160 usually in the heat of summer.

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    I used to run a 160degree thermostat in my 351W and it always indicated in the 170s. Either Vince or Rich at skidim had me install a 145degree thermostat and now the gauge sits right on 160, which is where the manual says to run it.
    Yours being a 2008 is probably different, but the point being that you motor may not Necessarily operate at the temperature marked on your thermostat. A lot of guys I know don't even use one, but mine really needs it because she don't like to run cold.

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    It wonít make that temp at idle. Unless you idle it forever which I donít recommend


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    My 2007 ran cooler with the early season cooler water. As water temps rose in TN, the temps increased over the summer.

    If I recall, it was a 160í thermostat.

    Naturally at idle vs running down the lake will force more water through the system and cause lower temps.


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    On a different note about temps and cat motors, you might want to google the Indmar Replumb Kit. See if you motor has this.

    Some, not all, early cat motors had issues with exhaust manifolds running too hot and eventually failing. Thus the new part is appx $1200 per side.

    The kit is around $120 for the new hoses. Looks like an easy install. I think in later years, Indmar changed the hose routing.

    This was also talked about on the Malibu and Mastercraft forums too back in the day.


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    Mine always run 160. SkiDim told me to run 160 thermostat so it’s what I’ve always used.
    The engine runs better at warmer temp.

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