does 1972 model 500 50hp mercury have a thermostat?
- 4 months ago
Yes it should, it needs to contol the temperature in the blank.
- RolomaticLv 65 months ago
Yes there is, see part #15 on the diagram for location and removal of the thermostat
The actual part #'s listed will be wrong here because they need the engine serial # info.
Pull the thermostat out, there will be a temperature stamped on it. Put it in a pan of water with a candy thermometer and test it in a pan of water on the stove before replacing it, no need to replace parts that test out good. There may be aluminum corrosion built up in the cooling water manifold area that can inhibit the water flow. The cooling water manifold is that entire engine side cover that the thermostat mounts into.
- realtor.sailorLv 75 months ago
Yes, all water cooled outboards have thermostats.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Mercury? No, there's no people on Mercury so how the hell would a thermostat get up there? And a thermostat for what? An air conditioner? It's 801 degrees Fahrenheit. If someone could supply power to run a thermostat to cool the place down you know what the electric bill would be? Like $10,000 a month, easy. Mercury is a dead planet. There has never been any thermostats on the planet. Not in 1972 or any other time.