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09-26-06, 09:14 AM   #1  
Looking for info on motor flushing

I have a Johnson 25hp outboard that I am preparing for winter storage. I am new to this and was looking for advice on flushing the engine. It has never been in salt water, but I am going to fog the engine and therefore need to learn how to use (I'm assuming) the earmuffs. There is a hose connection on the motor, near the water pump telltale. What do the earmuffs do exactly,and how long should I run the engine for while doing it this way?

 
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09-29-06, 08:41 PM   #2  
Hello: tvshooter

Good idea to learn "flushing" even for engines not used presently in salt water.You may someday have a salt water capable boat.

The hose may be for engine flushing. But may only flush the engine and not the water system from the pump up. So use the ears.

Ear muffs clamp around prop shaft housing where the water intakes are. Once on with water hose connected, turn on water FIRST then start engine.

Be sure water flows out of "P" hole beneath engine. Allow engine to run about 3-5 minutes. But DO NOT run engine above idle speed. Not enough water from flush ears to cool engine.

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09-30-06, 09:04 AM   #3  
Thank you so much for the info. Another reason I am asking about the hose connection is that I want to "fog" the engine and just wanted to make sure I'm doing it right. The engine has to be running to apply the fog, and obviously I need the water running through it. Have you ever fogged yours?

 
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10-06-06, 11:30 AM   #4  
Hello: tvshooter

Fogging?

Only fogging I have ever done is to mosquitoes...
Annoying, pesky, buzzing & bitting little critters!!!...

Not even sure why fogging would be needed. Following mfg's recommendations, standard procedures used in your area and normal routine checks should all that is needed and or required.

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