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Old 21 July 2015, 14:21   #1
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Flushing Procedure etc

After salt water use I flush my engine with fresh water every time.
What other procedures do folk do to prolong the life of your outboard motors and what products are folk using ?
I used to spray my PWC engine with a duck oil, is this advisable please ?
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Hi flushing with clean water is the best thing to do for at least 10 mins, but for protection I spray my engine with LPS3 the best protection on the market. It is like a wax and be sprayed all over the engine including electrics.
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Fresh water is just fine. Remember there are motors out there there in the briny all year round. You can run the engine then disconnect the fuel supply to drain the carbs. Not sure what the approach is on 4-strokes? Some folk state-side suggest Salt-Away or white vinegar. however it seems a little unnecessary.

One thing that's worth checking is the thermostat. You will need a new gasket if you investigate, but it's worthwhile to lightly brush it with a brass wire brush. Steel brush is a little rough. Also check the thermostat housing for salt build up.

Regards greases and spray oils, I'd avoid Duck Oil. Try WD White Lithium Grease or Quicksilver Corrosion Guard on linkages, etc.
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Hi flushing with clean water is the best thing to do for at least 10 mins, but for protection I spray my engine with LPS3 the best protection on the market. It is like a wax and be sprayed all over the engine including electrics.
Boeshield is a similar product. Heavy waxy coating. Probably a lot more expensive than CRC, but at least you get to say that the aerospace industry is helping you out...

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Hi all

I use GT85,Not only lubricates,cleans and drys to leave a PTFE coating with a shine and water does bead.
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