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Old 24 September 2006, 12:03   #1
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Mercury Fresh water Flush

Does anyone know where I can obtain the hose connector to fit the Freshware Flush system as fitted to Optimax Engines?

Looked on the net and failed miserably

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Old 25 September 2006, 11:36   #2
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Your local Mercury dealer will sell you one.
If its a V6 you need part number 22-852400

Or 75/90/115 opti they do a thing called a coastal flushing kit. Not sure whats in it but its part number is....858566A02

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Old 25 September 2006, 14:13   #3
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Many Thanks TD,
I don't need the whole Kit, the '90 is fitted with all the hardware except the piece that connects to the hose.

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Old 25 September 2006, 14:36   #4
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I searched the internet for UK suppliers last year and ended up buying one from the states !
If you specify USPS rather than UPS or Fedex the shipping costs aren't too bad. >>>> and it does make flushing a doddle
Think I bought from West Marine ... but these are the same.


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Many Thanks TD,
I don't need the whole Kit, the '90 is fitted with all the hardware except the piece that connects to the hose.

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Ok, in that case you just need part number 22-857175 Which is called a coupling insert. Its the male end that goes into the female end which im guessing you already have on your engine. If its a newer engine then you will have it tucked in the cowl tray.
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Great TD thats exactly the part. We have a '05 Opti 90and as you say the female connector is under the cowl

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I searched the internet for UK suppliers last year and ended up buying one from the states !
If you specify USPS rather than UPS or Fedex the shipping costs aren't too bad. >>>> and it does make flushing a doddle
Think I bought from West Marine ... but these are the same.


http://www.boatersworld.com/product/367900057.htm
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
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I think the adaptor has a non return valve in it - and it is a much finer thread. You leave the nipple fitted to the engine all the time.
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Just use normal muffs - I heard it said that the freshwater flushing kit doesn't get the impellor wet and may damage it although I would have thought Mercury would have thought of that?
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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.
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