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Old 07-11-2018, 09:23 PM
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There are two other ways to get water in the oil pan - from the exhaust system:

1) over cranking with the seacock open so that water fills the water lift muffler - and exhaust manifold - without exhaust pressure to blow it out the transom. Water can then run down an open exhaust valve and into the oil pan.

2) usually at anchor, having a big wave (or wake) hit the transom and push water up the exhaust hose, filling the water lift and exhaust manifold and into the engine.

Edit: Oops - read your original post more closely, and what I described for water incursion is obviously not happening in your situation. Will keep for the sake of completeness, but please disregard in this instance.
Jim Zeller
1982 Catalina 30
Kelleys Island, Ohio

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