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Old 30 April 2015, 05:00   #11
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I saw our own dear Rocky doing something at the weekend that got me thinking... he tasted the water coming out of the telltale, and then proclaimed it was finished flushing. I assume the idea is to taste for salt, but I dunno if this was just him taking the piss and me being a credulous n00b. Anyone else do this? Dunno if i'd want to try it with my old two stroke but should be ok with a nice new outboard?


Just run it for 5 - 10 mins, I would not start tasting it...
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Old 30 April 2015, 14:12   #12
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If it tastes of Mackerel there is still some salt in the lines. If it's a Rudd taste then it's fine. ,)
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Old 30 April 2015, 16:47   #13
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I have a large bucket and muffs,muffs look easier but would it be better with a bucket.
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I saw our own dear Rocky doing something at the weekend that got me thinking... he tasted the water coming out of the telltale, and then proclaimed it was finished flushing. I assume the idea is to taste for salt, but I dunno if this was just him taking the piss and me being a credulous n00b. Anyone else do this? Dunno if i'd want to try it with my old two stroke but should be ok with a nice new outboard?


I do the same but you have to have a penchant for a two stroke cocktail!
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Old 01 May 2015, 03:20   #15
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I always run mine out of fuel so a spare fuel connector is handy so you don't strain the fuel diagram in the pump
Can't you just push the fuel inlet valve a few times instead?
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Can't you just push the fuel inlet valve a few times instead?
Never done either over many years and no issues but a very interesting point and one I had not thought of.

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Neither have I but I've seen a dealer doing it before while doing a PDI.
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