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Old 11 January 2004, 14:59   #1
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flushing additive

Anyone know of an additive that can be mixed with flushing water that will help breakdown salt deposits?
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Old 11 January 2004, 16:26   #2
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Antifreeze contains a corrosion inhibitor. There are inhibitors only but antifreeze is easily available.
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Old 12 January 2004, 05:08   #3
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Volvo make a flushing kit designed for in boards that uses something called Neutra-Salt concentrate , using it with an out board you would have to work out some way of getting it into the system
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Old 12 January 2004, 12:00   #4
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have a look on www.boatworld.co.uk

They do some stuff called salt terminator which includes an attachment for your hose. It costs about 20. I've used it a few times now an touch wood - have had no problems with the cooling system clogging up. The company do mail order boat accessories and water skis, wakeboards and towable toys. They seemed pretty quick whenever I've ordered off them.

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Old 18 January 2004, 13:33   #5
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additive

Thanks for the replies will let you know how I get on. The boatworld link doent seem to work can you confirm.
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When I flush my engine I use one of those 205ltr blue plastic drums with the top cut off and filled with water, I would think you could put your additive in one of those with the water, if I am not going home and not able to flush my engine that day I use a 25ltr drum mount it up on the A frame and with a hose connected to some muffs syphon it down to the muffs, when the waters running start the engine, same idea put the additive in the drum.

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Old 18 January 2004, 18:33   #7
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very strange - the link to boat world did work when i posted - just tried it now and no luck, maybe it's being updated.

you can phone them and will send a catalogue that has it all in.


Boatworld Ltd

125-129 London Rd,
Sheffield
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Phone: 0114-258 6422

i'll check the link tommorrow again.

technology eh!!
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Old 23 January 2004, 07:27   #8
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here's the link for the flush additive

http://www.boatworld.co.uk/site1/pro...&pid=431&lv=91
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You would have thought that flushing an outbooard with fresh water would rid it of the salt. So after a week zooming up and down the Thames at Lechlade (and getting caught ) I took the thermostats out of the Yam 115 as part of a service. Oh dear still covered in salt crystals despite a weeks use in fresh water.

However I still believe in flushing outboards every time to get out salt water before it crystalises and any silt.

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looks like boatworld are updating their website as it seems to be down every now and again. I have checked the links and they do work...................................sometimes
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