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Old 14 June 2015, 14:53   #1
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Flushing Engine

When flushing the engine tonight seems that not alot of water was coming out.
had it running for 5 mins. Thinking it may be a blockage or do i need to run it for longer.

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Old 14 June 2015, 15:20   #2
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if it has a thermostat it will need to be up to temp before water comes out of the tell tale even then on muffs the water spout isn't as strong as in the water
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You can run strimmer wire into the tell-tale. You can get a blockage there.
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Cheers thought that as well just checking...
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Ive never owned an engine that doesn't spray water out strongly even when cold using engine muffs, yes they spray it out harder when the thermostat opens but it should still be pumping water out when cold.

If the heavy fishing line up the pee hole doesn't work you could run a concentrated wash of saltaway through etc. Ive heard some people use a diluted solution with vinegar.

How old is the impeller, you don't need the engine to run long without water pumping through to do damage to them and should be replaced every 100hrs or once a year.

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Certain engines only seem to splutter water with the thermostat closed with the bulk of the water going through the poppet valve.
I prefer to run them in a tank rather than muffs as I seem to have better water flow when I do.
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Kink in the hosepipe reducing supply? How much water was coming out of other places?

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Thanks Guys
We found a blockage a good blow and out it came..
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We found a blockage a good blow and out it came..
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