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Testing a 1979 Johnson 9.9 with muffs before using, water comes out of the idle holes but water from the tube is very hot, spits. Is there a grommet in the head which might prevent flow of water?

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possible water pump impeller failure that is blocking the water flow to the head / block

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If water gets out the idle holes it's ok, you have cooling.
Off course, that spitting water is hot, it's mixed with 850°C exhaust gasses...
But, you should also have a waterjet coming from the tube at the starboard back of the engine. No jet, first thing to do is remove the hose connected to it inside the cowling and clean the jet in the cowling. Start the engine and look if water is running out the hose. If no water flows: check your impeller.

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