Oil cooler no longer drips into the bilge.
All of the fittings are drip-free!
W00t w00t. It almost makes me feel like someday, I might know what I'm doing.
We have a ton of cleanup to do. A ton. We have old oil and old antifreeze to drop off at the marina office for proper disposal. We have to mop out the pan under Mr. Lehman. We have old oil cooler and old hose to throw away.
I've got all new hose. New Permatex on the threaded connections. Tight hose clamps on everything else.
It looks like we'll be heading south soon.
We still have to do a full oil change and put on a new filter.
The cooling system is recharged. Not fully recharged. It's a huge pain to pump ALL the coolant out. So I'm willing to compromise and replace just the three to four gallons that came out without too much struggle.
The engine ran and reached full temperature. Water sprayed out the exhaust like it's supposed to. And previously dripped-upon places — like the starboard, for'rd engine mount — stayed dry.
Partied our brains out the last few days. Saw all of our various Norfolk drinking buddies. Glad to spend a quiet day with the quieter friends who shared a late breakfast (or early lunch) and a run to the grocery store.