flushing bucket, very oily
i've been flushing my old 2 stroke mariner 40 on muffs for a while and it seems to be fine but damn noisy for my neibours, so i put a small bucket of water over the bottom of the outboard, covering the prop, then put on muffs as normal and flushed engine.
the water made it much much quieter (and kept topped up by excess water coming out of muffs)
my question is that when i'd finished the water was quite oily and therefore so was the prop/muffs etc, is this normal and will it damage the engine at all?
the good thing about this method is with the reduced noise i can flush for alot longer and at less social hours.
thanks for any advice
p.s as the water is coming into the engine from the muffs (which are also partially covered by the water in the bucket) i am guessing not much of this oily water is going into the intake