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Old 29 April 2015, 16:47   #1
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flushing an engine out.

Should this be done as soon as soon as possible before the salt dries on?
Can I do this at the harbour before the long journey home 3 hours.
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Old 29 April 2015, 16:49   #2
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flushing an engine out.

A flush when you get home would be fine.

Think of all the outboards that are moored at sea that never see fresh water all season.
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Old 29 April 2015, 16:52   #3
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Engine flush

Hi , wait till you get home or the next day. I think its only when you leave it weeks that it starts doing damage
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Thanks A1an ,will do it as soon as I`m home,or if its late do it the next day. give the sib a good clean as well.
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Hi Tamar Rich,thats what I shall do.its just that when I used to go sea fishing I used to wash the rods and reels off as soon as possible same day.bit difficult to flush an engine on a caravan site.
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A flush when you get home would be fine.

Think of all the outboards that are moored at see that never see fresh water all season.
As he said; we all obsess about this on RIBnet but the vast majority of marine outboards in use for hours and hours and hours (years??) probably see a flush goodness knows when...
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When you flush at home.
Make sure you have a very large bucket or barrel for the outboard to fit in
You have to have room for the prop and the water cooling.
Under no circumstances run the outboard without providing the water cooling.
You will blow a head gasket just like in an over heated car
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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
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When you flush at home.
Make sure you have a very large bucket or barrel for the outboard to fit in
You have to have room for the prop and the water cooling.
Under no circumstances run the outboard without providing the water cooling.
You will blow a head gasket just like in an over heated car
A lot easier with Muffs.
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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?
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