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Old 01 August 2016, 10:31   #11
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Rydlyme and Salt Away both serve the same purpose I believe. Please correct me if wrong?
I'd expect your lime remover to target calcium carbonate. Salts are a different animal, but both will be dissolved by acids, allowing them to be flushed out.

If you're just targeting salt, any mild acid should work. Standard kitchen white vinegar works pretty well on dive gear.

I don't know about the scale, but could that be due to stuff held in place by the salt deposits?

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Old 01 August 2016, 12:02   #12
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Is Salt-Away the same stuff? Lots cheaper !

http://www.toolandfix.com/draper-509...FdXnGwodhVMMyg
As suitable applicator fro washing down? Would need to modify for flushing as need a hose connector...
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Old 01 August 2016, 12:32   #13
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Never heard that one about warm water, maybe we shouldn't use ours when the ocean gets up over 33'c in summer. Warm water will break down salt deposits far easier than cold and why do you use buckets, simple muffs and a hose are way simpler.
33'c it still cools! I use a tub to recycle the saltaway then muffs
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33'c it still cools! I use a tub to recycle the saltaway then muffs
If you use the applicator and run the outboard for a few mins with just water then when the engine is warm and the thermostat opens open the applicator to flush with saltaway for about 1 min. What's left in the applicator is enough to wash down the boat and trailer. This is how they recommend using it at the demos at boat shows over here.

Ive never seen anyone use a tub for flushing since leaving the UK, it's funny how different parts of the world do things so differently, I suppose we tend to do things more like the US. I thought the outboard in a bucket was just for those old seagull outboards from the good old days!!



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Never heard that one about warm water, maybe we shouldn't use ours when the ocean gets up over 33'c in summer. Warm water will break down salt deposits far easier than cold and why do you use buckets, simple muffs and a hose are way simpler.
Not all engines like the hose and muffs option, mines will overheat alarm using hose everytime.

I only cold flush with hose now, I. E don't start the engine and when I get home in the bucket it goes.

I have always just bought a gallon of vinegar and diluted in bucket when running, sure cleans it out and costs peanuts.
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Not all engines like the hose and muffs option, mines will overheat alarm using hose everytime.

I only cold flush with hose now, I. E don't start the engine and when I get home in the bucket it goes.

I have always just bought a gallon of vinegar and diluted in bucket when running, sure cleans it out and costs peanuts.

Very good inexpensive tip there Paul.


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Old 02 August 2016, 12:11   #17
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Yep will try the vinegar good tip, low water pressure prevents using muffs it's well low in our area
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Thumbs up for white vinegar. I flush my mariner with it. I always flush through with fresh water after though.
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but...

Does the Salt-Away stuff come with some kind of hose adaptor or way of getting it into the engine? For those preferring the vinegar option do people just throw it in a bucket and then do a fresh water flush after?
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i just put it in a bucket mixed to the instructions and run the engine in that
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