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Old 05 December 2006, 12:21   #11
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Might want to check for the procedure in the owners manual before running your motor off the hose attachment.

Most motor manufacturers say that the motor should be off while flushing from the hose attachment (Suzuki being the exception, at least on some of their motors.) I do not know if the thermostats come into play or not (no mention of this in any manual I've seen), but I would think you'd be pretty safe following the manufacturers suggestions (after all, they actually outline how to turn the boat left and right using that marvel of technology, the steering wheel...)

Off the muffs, the motor can be run, but should not be revved up to any degree. If you get an overheat, you should look for a different set of muffs that provides better water flow on your particular motor.


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It's something a diver wears when his face when he hits the bottom.
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Off the muffs, the motor can be run, but should not be revved up to any degree. If you get an overheat, you should look for a different set of muffs that provides better water flow on your particular motor.


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Ditto when using muffs. It's not so much about the set of muffs you're using as the amount of water a normal hose can deliver. The impeller can pump more water than the water mains can supply if the engine is revved-ie don't rev it when using flush muffs.
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Ditto when using muffs. It's not so much about the set of muffs you're using as the amount of water a normal hose can deliver. The impeller can pump more water than the water mains can supply if the engine is revved-ie don't rev it when using flush muffs.
Oops - have done that a few times. Mind you the mains water pressure at my house is about 12 bar so you get a good flow of water out of the hose!
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that will knacker the reeds
How does that differ from revving it in the water?
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Don't like the idea of flushing muffs so I always use a water butt

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cmon guys, there is more to life than Boats and engines.

When Andy was asking about Muffs, he was not talking about engines. Only one of you guys got it right. WHen a diver goes in for it he can get his face broken, its usually due to right hook tho.
As muffs is plural, I can only guess that he means two of them!!!! lucky sod

I will take one of them for you Andy....
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It's something a diver wears when his face when he hits the bottom.
Hmmm. Have to look into those. I usually just faceplant, then quickly and sheepishly look around to see if anyone noticed.

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cmon guys, there is more to life than Boats and engines.

When Andy was asking about Muffs, he was not talking about engines. Only one of you guys got it right. WHen a diver goes in for it he can get his face broken, its usually due to right hook tho.
As muffs is plural, I can only guess that he means two of them!!!! lucky sod

I will take one of them for you Andy....
Agood dusting of talc. helps also.
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Agood dusting of talc. helps also.
Especially if they're really, really big (you'll be able to see the wet spot).
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