We went out yesterday on a 37' President with twin Cummins 300hp. The starboard engine starting smoking all around the elbo coming out of turbo going into exhaust. This happened when it was ran up to WOT. Temp hit 205 then come down as power was reduced. The elbo smoked like it had oil inside with pinholes.
Could this be the elbo and water holes are stopped up? It's not my boat but I'm looking at one with the same motors.
If engines have not been run hard for some time, it is somewhat normal for that area to "cook off" oily deposits and make smoke. Not normal for it to leak anything. And not normal for it to run up to 205F. Sounds like it needs some maintenance.
The good and bad about the boat running hot.
The bad is the guy didn't want to spend any money on the boat and made me a offer I couldn't resist. So I bought the boat.
The good news is the only thing wrong with the boat was a bad thermostat and bad turbo gasket. For less than $40 I had it running cool and stopped the exhaust smoke.
Now going to replace all the old hoses and clamps plus hot water heater .