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Old 29 June 2007, 07:49   #11
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Simple really, buy the hose adaptor that screws into the flush port on the side of the engine and connect up your garden hose. No need to run the engine, in fact if you do you'll damage the impellor!
You'll only damage the impellor if you run it with insufficient water and depending on the engine you can't flush it without running it.

I agree with Codders (don't tell him!) and Nos, f*** the neighbours. If they want REAL noise I'll bring my old bike round and point the exhausts at their bedroom window. What ever happened to live and let live FFS
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Old 29 June 2007, 07:57   #12
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Just get a new tub. Much better than chancing it with muffs anyway.

Best bet is an old coldwater tank. Go to your local dump (sorry Household Waste Recycling Facility) and there's bound to be one or two in totters' corner. OK you might have to bung up one or two holes, but they are ideal.

My 115 fits in a 250litre / 55gal tank.

As for the neighbours, agree a time with them that suits you but isn't going to annoy them. But a few minutes now and then surely can't be a big deal for them?
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Old 29 June 2007, 18:55   #13
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Just get a new tub. Much better than chancing it with muffs anyway.

Best bet is an old coldwater tank. Go to your local dump (sorry Household Waste Recycling Facility) and there's bound to be one or two in totters' corner. OK you might have to bung up one or two holes, but they are ideal.

My 115 fits in a 250litre / 55gal tank.

As for the neighbours, agree a time with them that suits you but isn't going to annoy them. But a few minutes now and then surely can't be a big deal for them?
Our local waste facilities won't let you take ANYTHING away - when I tried to pick up an old bundle of newspapers I was told if I removed them I would be done for theft - think they were sorry they spoke in the end...............
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Old 29 June 2007, 19:35   #14
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Make a bit of noise whats the matter with you man! its only a 2 stroke outboard not a nematic drill breaking up concrete at 6.30 in the morning which is what i put up with last summer for almost 2 weeks, without even complaining i might add, its what makes us great putting up with other peoples shit and giving it out from time to time as well just tell um to get a life and buy a rib
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Used to run my 30 opti up in an old dustbin, but a couple of times did not get the tell tale. Naturally shut off immediately. Advice from the Merc dealer was that running up in a bin is iffy, as you can get what is in effect a feed back loop with the intake picking up gas from exhaust, prop thrashing around etc. Natually, particularly applies if the 'tank' is on the smaller size.
When I got the XS the advice was flush it through on muffs, but only on tick over, and for no more than a minute. If that upsets the neighbours, then I would suggest let them get on with it
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Yer agreed muffs are better and sooo much easier, you should be ok running for around 5-10 minutes on them though, just keep feeling the water temperature from the tale every so often and never leave it unattended, oh and don't forget to tell the miserable neighbors to buy a Rib
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Old 30 June 2007, 12:48   #17
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Advice from the Merc dealer was that running up in a bin is iffy, as you can get what is in effect a feed back loop with the intake picking up gas from exhaust, prop thrashing around etc. Natually, particularly applies if the 'tank' is on the smaller size.
The prop shouldn't be moving at all! Tickover or fast idle, but not in gear.

Can anyone advise if the gas level in the water would actually make a difference?

Also, my (older) engine needs the whole unit in up to the cav plate. For some reason the design doesn't allow it to circulate water properly if not.
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Old 04 July 2007, 06:34   #18
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it does have a flush port but I've never used it.

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I use one on the Merc all the time after use. You can even get a little adaptor that allows you to screw a hose straight onto it. No fafin' with dustbins and no nose.
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Why not?
The place I used to have it serviced said that the screw needed to be removed and inserted with an impact driver and if it came out during normal operation a disaster would follow...........so it was muffs only.

Thanks for all your replies........I'm sooo glad I don''t live near some of you though

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