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Old 25 December 2009, 17:34   #11
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Antifreeze into container , valve on and run her up . As you see antifreeze coming out of exhaust , you know this system is treated .
So if I'm correct in understanding then what you're saying is that you are pumping an Antifreeze mixture though an open system and it comes out either into the Sea or all over the boat Yard and ends up in the ground water?

I'm sure the environment agency would be interested in that.
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So if I'm correct in understanding then what you're saying is that you are pumping an Antifreeze mixture though an open system and it comes out either into the Sea or all over the boat Yard and ends up in the ground water?

I'm sure the environment agency would be interested in that.
Andy - i'm thinking he may be using something like this new fangled invention to capture the antifreeze - as it will presumably be easier to see the colour anyway...

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correct Andy , I run the engine up and as soon as the antifreeze comes out the exhaust on the lower unit and transom shield , i run it for another minute or so and shut it down . YES i do loose a little bit of antifreeze . Dosen't worry me at all as long as I know that system is treated . chow
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Dosen't worry me at all as long as I know that system is treated . chow
Pretty much sums it up then
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So if I'm correct in understanding then what you're saying is that you are pumping an Antifreeze mixture though an open system and it comes out either into the Sea or all over the boat Yard and ends up in the ground water?

I'm sure the environment agency would be interested in that.
Lol, I love that, the lad loses a bit of antifreeze and your worried. What about all of us that run old 2 strokes and leave a sheen on the water at tick over?
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I'm just pointing out that if everyone does this and thinks it's ok to do this then it's not a bit of antifreeze is it. The system's full of it and next time anyone uses this boat then all the antifreeze will come out and into the river or sea water. It's just a preventable pollution isn't it? And illegal too!

I run a two stroke motor and if I felt that strongly about this issue then I would swim and walk everywhere.
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I'm just pointing out that if everyone does this and thinks it's ok to do this then it's not a bit of antifreeze is it. The system's full of it and next time anyone uses this boat then all the antifreeze will come out and into the river or sea water. It's just a preventable pollution isn't it? And illegal too!

I run a two stroke motor and if I felt that strongly about this issue then I would swim and walk everywhere.
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That's OK if people are using this type of antifreeze. But no mention was made about using Bio Degradable, safe for the environment earlier in the thread. I would assume if this was the stuff Outboardtech had been using it would have been highlighted earlier.

So please, anyone wanting to use an Anti-Freeze in their open systems then follow the link in Chewys post above and not the stuff on the shelves of motor factors intended for cars.
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That's OK if people are using this type of antifreeze. But no mention was made about using Bio Degradable, safe for the environment earlier in the thread. I would assume if this was the stuff Outboardtech had been using it would have been highlighted earlier.

So please, anyone wanting to use an Anti-Freeze in their open systems then follow the link in Chewys post above and not the stuff on the shelves of motor factors intended for cars.


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Andy you are 100 % correct . Don't use off the shelf antifreeze use the Bio stuff . should of mentioned that but thanks anyway
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