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Old 24 June 2010, 04:02   #1
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Engine Flushing

Im just interested in how many people actual flush their engine after each use as advised ? I never seem to see anyone doing it in the marina. What's your best advice on how often you should flush the cooling system with fresh water. I have a flushing attachement on my Yamaha 200Hp two stroke.
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Old 24 June 2010, 04:22   #2
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I flush it everytime after use, using "muffs"
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Old 24 June 2010, 06:12   #3
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i flush mine through after every trip too, good practice. Not sure if boats moored in marinas do the same, cant say i have ever witnessed it either
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I would if I could, but a my beach mooring is a little out of reach of the nearest tap and hose.
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I flush mine every time but how long should it run for?
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I used to flush the engine on my last RIB after each trip.

Now I keep the RIB on a drystack I only do it a couple of times a year - although it does get used more regularly
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Personally, after each weekend of use. The motor gets about 3 or 4 minutes on the hose (through the flushing port) while I re-unite with the dog (and make sure she's in the house instead of escaping through the gate.)

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Old 24 June 2010, 12:50   #8
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every time
if I'm using the flushing port I got for 10minutes minimum
if I'm dropping it in the lake (I just leave it on the trailer) I can actually run it up to temp and then might not go so long.
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Every time it gets used get 4-6 mins on a set of muff. Keep tasting the water till warm & not salty !
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Every time, either at the slip if there is a tap or the very next day once back home. When salt water is left in the cooling system it forms crystals when it evaporates (boat out of water) leaving hard salt residue in the system that can lead to eventual blockage or impellor failure. If you only flush once in a while its better than not at all. Look after your engine and it will look after you.
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