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Old 07 March 2008, 03:11   #1
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'hard water'

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Can an engine suffer from limescale build up in it's cooling system due to 'hard' water, when flushing on muffs?
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Hi all

Another daft post from BB?!

Can an engine suffer from limescale build up in it's cooling system due to 'hard' water, when flushing on muffs?
Not for the 5 mins you flush it for.
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Old 07 March 2008, 03:53   #3
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I see what you mean, but those 5 mins build up over the course of the engines life? or does running in salt water shift any limescale?
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Don't worry about it. Most engines I've opened up have traces of it in the water jacket but it's only traces. It'd hae to boil the cooling water regularly to cause a problem...
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sea water is fairly hard anyway - so you aren't going to make life worse by running in fresh..
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