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Old 26 September 2006, 13:13   #11
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When flushing with this type of attachment do not run the engine as the water pump impellor is bypassed and will burn out.
So what is the point in this system??
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Old 26 September 2006, 13:49   #12
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That looks very much like the attachment that is screwed into our garden sprinkler. I bet you will find that attachment in any decent garden center for a lot loss then Mercury will charge you.

Edit: here we are; close enough: http://www.diy2u.net/products/tool-a...HOSECON04.html Put a *tiny* bit of silicone around the thread and screw it in

Tried one of them one my 225 opti, its not long enought for the connector to fit and lock on



Jeff, what size is you engine that you fitted this one ?? http://www.boatersworld.com/product/367900057.htm
would seam to be long enough ??
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Old 26 September 2006, 15:00   #13
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I have a 150 opti and it works fine. The merc manual does say its ok to use the flushing port- even with the engine on tick over.
They are made by TH Marine ... and West Marine do them as well at $16.99. Different types for OMC and Merc engines
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Old 26 September 2006, 15:23   #14
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When flushing with this type of attachment do not run the engine as the water pump impellor is bypassed and will burn out.
Not quite true, you can run them with the flushing adaptor, thats what its there for. Just dont rev it, its just for tick over, (same as muffs).
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Old 26 September 2006, 18:56   #15
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Not quite true, you can run them with the flushing adaptor, thats what its there for. Just dont rev it, its just for tick over, (same as muffs).

Instructions for yamaha outboards is not to run engine when using flushing adaptor.
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So what is the point in this system??

Flush out the engine cooling system with out running engine.. IE water mains pressure replaces water pressure / flow from pump.

Flush out at home with out engine noise or fume pollution... Keep odd ball next door off your back.
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standard hose fits in like a glove, no leaking, no need for adaptor... just unscrew the plug and put the hose in!
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standard hose fits in like a glove, no leaking, no need for adaptor... just unscrew the plug and put the hose in!
............. but don't loose the plug
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Thanks to all for your replies, getting sorted from RIBS. For info, Hose connector doesn’t fit Whilst ashore we use muffs however to flush the system whilst afloat this fits the bill.

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It's purpose is to enable you to flush the motor without running it, such as when you have a pontoon berth.
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