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  1. let ne see if i understand corectly Stoped engine starts to heat running drops..... Did you check the belt? is it the corect one and is it tuned?, after this is the temp sensor good?, maybe a bad sensor or gauge reading wrong, or just maybe you need to check with a connector to engine and see what is going on with the engine
  2. Im portuguese, let me try to understand a litle, what water temp? engine or water outside the boat? If is water outside boat is your engine running?, your engine send hot water trow the exaust to the water, so is hoter then really is, i have thet info on GPS, and that happens to, normally from 5 to 10 degrees, on my pwc also the same, if i turn engines off after a few minutes they read corect. Hope this helps
  3. Monterey change boats every year as far as i can remmeber, problably yours was upgraded to 218 ss for some reason
  4. ok You can search in Belgium for companies that replace boats, covers, seats covers etc..., you can pik up yours and try to give to them to remake a new one on base off the older. Also you can go for top oif the line in boat carpets and improve a lot yours, if need help tell me i can try to make a search or some call here in Europe
  5. ok try to take the unit out and see the plate and the seals, remember that mercruiser have specific screws, and need specifics tools to take it out, i see some people taking out and don´t use that screws, water will appear inside. The starter as far as i can see, in your model is under the engine, and connect to the engine wheel, so if water was inside, maybe the starter is full off rust. In that case, even a good repair is not enoughf, take it out, connect it to a battery and see if it goes up, and down, as you put 12v and take out the 12v,. to simulate the engine start. Also remmember that you engine could have a heater gas, this is to insert gasoline at the right temperature in the engine, mercruiser says that this part never get damage, that is not true, since is under the engine it can be also damage, if so is not a cheap part, i changed mine last year keep loosing water, this part is like a spring that use salt water, and in the spring goes fuel, salt water is around the spring, Also check the engine wheel, and see if it has too much rust
  6. wow, have you see any more damages?
  7. Hi there I drive sports boat since 9 years old starting with a riamar 5.35 m with 115 hp, from 1986, i see lots off boats in Portugal, like, sunsseeker, astondoa, cranchi, searay, baylinner, cobalts, chaparrals, crowlines, princess, bavaria, etc..... and off course Monterey boats. Well, montereyboats, are good boats, in Europe we compare MontereyBoats to sunssekers, the diference is the feets and the speed, i can garantee to you that Monterey boats have better top speed, and better performance on water, on turns, recovers, security etc.... My boat is a 278sc, with a 350 MAG, i can make it go to up 40 mph easy, in open sea on waves to 1, 1,5 meters, have no problems, the boat dosen´t jumpthat much, and can make a turn almost 90 degrees, it is scary but is very close to that, people behind can touch water on that kind off turn. I can say to you that frinds with cobalt with same engine is keeped behind. Monterey also use good materials, almost everything is top of the line, at least the way we have on European manufacturers. My neigbor on the marina have a cobalt 262 like mine all year on salt water, mine have 7 to 8 years old, his have 5 to 6, his gelcoat is black and is all burned out with the sun, mine seems like comming from factory, his Stainless steel is with rust every where mine is not. So off course have bad things to, but all i can think or remember is things mechanics or eletrical and have nothing to do with Monterey manufacturer, the only problem i had was water on cabin, and it turns out to be the rail rubber needed to take out, and i see some holes in the joint off the boats. the upper with the lower. Also the seats should have more quality, they burn on sun very fast, they turn some yellow in 3 or 4 years, even with clean experts products. But they are very good boats, the access to engine is very nice everyone can work there with no problem, etc... etc... Hope people can say more but for me is good manufacturer
  8. Hi there I recomend that y use some product available near you to put in the water fresh tank, i use some product to put in a spoon then mistur with water and add to the tank, on summer i do this 3 ou 4 times, and empty the tank almost every day because off the use, this product will kill everything on water and make it drinkable if you need, but i use it so any micros animals are killed and dont hang up with a tank full off this kind off things, 8 years never had a problem
  9. i dont know the manufacturer but y can call to the monterey dealer on belgium Poly-AL Kortrijksesteenweg 60 Deinze 9800 +329 386 3100
  10. hi there This year i changed mine, bought new kenwood marine radio and 2 new remotes http://www.kenwood.pt/car/marina/recetores/KMR-440U/ http://www.kenwood.pt/car/marina/acessorios/KCA-RC107MR/ http://www.kenwood.pt/car/marina/acessorios/CA-Y107MR/ and 2 cables http://www.kenwood.pt/car/marina/acessorios/CA-EX7MR/
  11. hi there It´s a boat, it suppose to have noise, and bigger the noise bigger the engines, bigger the speed etc.., there are some models that have the exaust not to water but to air like your car, that´s sound even bigger, but y can always call a dealer and asks to have that made for you, but be aware that y should garantee the corect air entering the engine, don´t close the air enters on the side off the boat, and use materials for boat engines, with low possability off ignition, remember that to much gases on the engine compartment and y have a really really bad day
  12. hi there You know that that is for sun, not winter ? on winter it should be closed i have a 278sc almost 8 years never had this problem, but they are made by Umbrella, see if y have anyone near you that represents umbrella and they can re ajust that for you
  13. check near the engine or is at the bottom on the boat, try to check the model and in the website off faria you have the mounting map so you can see where and how it was mnounted, it should be on a flat part of the boat near the engine or in midle off the boat see the website and check your model there for mounting to see if can helps you out https://fariabeede.com/2-pages/prod_display.php?calledGauge=2_depthsndr
  14. hi there that is a big drop, with full fuel and 8 peoiple y should get at least 28 mph or 24 y have a drop that is more them 50% yes take your engine to a volvo dealer to check that out, it can be a carb propblem, is or engine still with carburatuers? or is already injection? Maybe just a small clean on carbureteurs, fuel line checked, strokes checked, stroke cable check etc.. i dont have any really info on that engine, but it seems to big the drop just to be people and fuel
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