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Old 10-19-2019, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by cfauvel View Post
May have missed what you do..

you have this BEFORE the muffs then have a short length of hose coming from this to the muffs, and garden hose into the inlet?
mine goes strait to the muffs then the hose
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post


mine goes strait to the muffs then the hose
duh...yeah that would work and not need a short piece of hose...brain fart
Old 10-19-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cfauvel View Post
duh...yeah that would work and not need a short piece of hose...brain fart
I flush with a salt away competitor product once a month, 200-ish hour a year on the boat
Old 10-19-2019, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post


mine goes strait to the muffs then the hose
it came with a short piece of hose...and it avoids it pulling the muffs down...but i could see where that would work fine for you...
Old 10-28-2019, 10:05 AM
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Well, I did both my engines with vinegar this past weekend.
Blue barrel is cut down so I would say it was around 6gal vinegar to 30ish gal water.
I let the water get real hot then repeated the procedure a few times over the course of a day before flushing with soapy water for 30 mins.
While there wasn't a whole bunch or crud in the bottom of the barrel, the flow was greatly improved.




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Don't know if this was ever posted.

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This is an old post and I'm glad it is still around. It provides some great information. Thanks to all who contributed.
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Funny you brought this up today, I just removed the LU on my outboard and I'm going to be doing the flush with the submersible pump in a bucket setup. I'm going to use the Hammerhead brand descaler, I have a gallon which will make up to four in dilution. I'm also going to be servicing the water pump/impeller while I have it off. Hoping this will solve a few overheat alarm problems I've been getting when running at higher RPMs during the warm water summer months.

I will try to post process and results on the flushing.






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