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Old 10 March 2012, 13:23   #1
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engine flushing

this may sound like an odd question but is there anything you can add to the water when flushing an engine to help clean the waterways.
i have just had the open the waterways on my newly acquired yamaha and it is clear to see how important it is to flush after using in sea water.
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Google Salt Away. Or use a weak acid (white vinegar as an additive comes to mind.)

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soap powder - my marine engineer recommended..
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Anyone know where to get some Salt Away in the UK? Looks quite good!
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soap powder - my marine engineer recommended..
Really you sure
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Is that not going to cause loads of bubbles
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soap power - as in washing machine power it's not that bubble - unlike I use a squirt if fairy lol
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Never mind this soap... Where can I get my hands on this Salt Away!
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the active ingredient I believe is sulphamic acid...

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On the subject of flushing an engine, presumably the flushing water can only get round the entire coolant system if the thermostat opens.If you are pumping cold water into the engine, presumably the thermostat will stay closed?
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