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Old 28 June 2005, 16:23   #1
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Flushing with salt X

Hi

Would flushing your engine with saltX be a good idea if it has had a lot of salt water use and not been flushed often?

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Would flushing your engine with saltX be
an EXPENSIVE IDEA.

Use a drop of fairy liquid and a glass of red wine vinegar COSTS NOTHING (well not realy .............. 30p/40p the most)
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Old 29 June 2005, 13:30   #3
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vinegar and fairy liquid

Hi Manos

Does this really work? next silly question - how do you run this through the engine - mine is a honda 130 4 stroke. will i have to put it in a barrel or can this be squirted into the engine?

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If it is used regularly then salt build up will not be massive and flushing with freshwater will suffice. Its only when engines are left for long periods after salt water running that salt build up in the engine becomes a problem.
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Hi Minnie

SALT-X may work but as tue says if you use the engine regularly you only need to flush it out with neat water.

If you leave it for long periods and to break up the salts you flush it with vinegar (a chemist told me this). Vinegar for some reason reacts with salt and desolves any salt deposits pretty quick. I put in a bucket water, vinegar and also JUST a drop of fairy liquid works wonders and keeps the impeller in shape too work the engine for a few minutes, then flush it again with fresh water and that's it. I used this method for a long time now, I have a 2-stroke Johnson 9.9 since 1977 and still runs with no problems.

SALT-X may work also but why should I pay for something is not necessary to use?
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