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Old 23 October 2016, 16:00   #1
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Mercury Flush Hozelock Adapter

Ok - came to flush my Mercury 150 for first time today (maiden voyage yesterday). Was expecting a hozelock connector....but instead its a female threaded connector. Any idea what the thread spec is? No mention of it in the manual !

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Old 23 October 2016, 16:31   #2
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NIB Quick Flush Kit Mercury Yamaha QF2K Water Hose Connector

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Not really as imports from the USA.

Feels like 3/4" BSP to me...so taken a punt and ordered one of these for a fiver:



https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I have one like Fred posted for my 115 (from US).
2 things about them,
it won't work if there's a flow stop valve on the hozelock fitting. i.e. where water won't flow from hose until something is fitted, so you want the simpler open hose end fitting.
It screws into the tell tale output, so they say don't use full water pressure from tap. I went back to using muffs, which are more fiddly but you can see the water tell tale as normal, which is very re-assuring.
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Not really as imports from the USA.

Feels like 3/4" BSP to me...so taken a punt and ordered one of these for a fiver:



https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Cheaper on ebay (£1.69)
Fingers crossed it fits, definitely worth a punt

Hozelock Compatible 3/4" Accessory Tap Connector Male Thread Pipe Hose Joiner WL | eBay
Hozelock Compatible 3/4" Accessory Tap Connector Male Thread Pipe Hose Joiner | eBay


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The THT ones from the US have a one way shuttle valve insert which means you can leave them fitted and run as normal which is the key advantage . . .
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On the opti150 there is a dedicated port ,,, square blanking plug next to the tell tale. Can be used with engine running it stationery.
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Not really as imports from the USA.

Feels like 3/4" BSP to me...so taken a punt and ordered one of these for a fiver:



https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That's the right one-same one as I use. B&Q sell them
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That's the right one-same one as I use. B&Q sell them
Brill.

Do you have to remove it to get the Mercury cap back on? Or does it stay as permanent fixture?

Either way its living on the boat...
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Mine's on a 225 so I have to remove it-I have the square headed threaded bung.
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