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Old 28 June 2007, 15:25   #1
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Flushing at home

Hi,
How do you flush your engine when back home?

The reason I ask is that my neighbours dont seem to like it when I run the engine on muffs as the prop and therefore the exhaust isnt underwater.

I used to have a big barrel but I had to cut a big chunk out of it so that the engine could drop reasonably vertical.

If you submerge the leg and dont use muffs what do you submerge the leg in?

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Old 28 June 2007, 15:33   #2
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Tell your neighbours to F off - seriously unless you do it all the time or at unreasonable hours what's the problem???
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Old 28 June 2007, 15:36   #3
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as long as you not doing it at 2 am on sunday morning i can't see the problem.....You aren't revving the nutts of it are you? I flush mine through at idle only.
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Old 28 June 2007, 16:24   #4
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What engine have you? Some you can flush without runing up. We flush or opti with a dock side kit, and the yammie with a screw in hose adaptor
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Tell your neighbours to F off - seriously unless you do it all the time or at unreasonable hours what's the problem???

Agreed. Tell them to shut up or I'll come round on my bike and really wake them up.
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Old 28 June 2007, 18:16   #6
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Flushing an engine for 10 minutes isn't that unbearable for your neighbors is it? unless your revving the hell out of it, which you shouldn't be doing, max revs of 2000 rpm when flushing, for the good of your engine that is, not the next door neighbor.
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Old 29 June 2007, 03:01   #7
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OK, Thanks for all the replies.

Does anyone use any method other than muffs then?

I have a suzuki DT85 and it does have a flush port but I've never used it.

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Old 29 June 2007, 05:31   #8
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OK, Thanks for all the replies.

Does anyone use any method other than muffs then?

I have a suzuki DT85 and it does have a flush port but I've never used it.

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I got a large plastic water cistern from the builders merchants. Full, the cavitation plate is just covered and the exhaust is quiet. I keep the hose running slowly to keep it topped up as lots of water squirts out of the tell tale all over the drive - or me . My boat's usually on a mooring, so only gets flushed three or four times a season, so when I do flush it I run it in the tank for 15 mins or more, which I hope will help dissolve any salt build up. You have to watch that the water doesn't get too hot though. Also, never put the engine in gear - it'll empty the tank in half a second. (I tried)
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Old 29 June 2007, 07:24   #9
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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!
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Old 29 June 2007, 07:38   #10
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An outboard is not much different to a beefy petrol strimmer and runs for a lot less time. Tell them to ^&*% off!
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