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Old 15 March 2008, 07:10   #1
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Suzuki DF140 Flushing Connector.

Hi

Does anyone know here I can get a Suzuki DF140 Flushing Connector.

The one Im after is for flushing the engine with fresh water whilst it is not running. In the manual it says " Hose Connector 0.75-11.5 NHR (ANSI)"

All ideas gratefully appreciated.

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Old 15 March 2008, 07:17   #2
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I just ordered a suzuki flushing kit from Brownspoint in the US which, according to the tracking notices, is somewhere over the Atlantic. I found that even if I get hammered with the usual 21% import duties that it was still cheaper to buy bits from them than try and get them locally, plus in most cases quicker.
I think the kit was around $5
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Old 15 March 2008, 13:57   #3
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Bruce B goes the same route as me, Brownspoint Marine are great value for everything Suzuki. Don't usually get charged by Customs, especially small/low cost items. You can get a fitting from some garden supply shops that fits the engine flushing point, but beware it is an American thread and much coarser than the usual metric ones widely available. Finally, on no account run your engine when using this "top" flushing point as the water pump is not getting much water,if any, and you will destroy the impeller almost instantly.
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Old 15 March 2008, 13:58   #4
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When I bought my boat, I demanded that the retailer gave me one! I think they were taking the p***s asking me to buy one for 2.50.

But go to your local garden centre and get one for a few pence. They are a bog standard thread and diameter I think it's 1/2inch.
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Old 15 March 2008, 14:01   #5
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meant to say, even if you can't find identical coarsness of thread, just screw it in a couple of turns (they are softish nylon stuff) as hose won't create enough pressure to be a concern.
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Well I got my brand new 90 Suzi for 4250 including all the installation parts like controls, prop and gauges so I would have been a bit cheeky asking for accessories on top of this.............
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For that price I think your right! I darn't tell you what I paid for my 140 hence my comment about chucking in a few pence worth plastic with a10K ++ engine! After all, why make the 'hole' if they won't give you what's supposed to go in it?

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I am waiting to see what import duties I get charged, if any, on my order. Even if I get clobbered it is still cheaper than the UK.
Once this one turns up I'll get the various network bits and cables for the plotter ordered, they are less than half the price here.
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Thanks Guys

Great info!
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