17 December 2012

Engine Overheat

I had an engine overheat issue on the weekend.  After hearing an alarm sound from below, I found that it was the engine temperature alarm.  Slowed the engine down to idle for a short time then cut it off, but the temperature was over 100C.  The coolant water had escaped and now lies in the engine bilge.  Hopefully no major permanent damage but I will find out more on Wednesday.