flushing the motor question!

 just to ask on peoples oppinion is it deremental if motor is not  flushed every time /-  while away up north { how often should it be flushed ? }

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If the motor is being used a

Sun, 2024-05-12 16:36

If the motor is being used a lot for your trip away it's not a problem as the salt doesn't get a chance to set. We go away every year for a couple of weeks and don't flush it . Just a good flush when home


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Helpfull tip

Sun, 2024-05-12 17:20




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good to know

Sun, 2024-05-12 18:22

 when home ... thanks russ might just have to sneak a reverse flush at some point , not comfortable leaving it for a month till i get home 

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 I have worked for company

Mon, 2024-05-13 04:14

 I have worked for company with commercial vessels the live on moorings, these can go for up to 6 months or more without getting flushed, I often wonder with the hard water we have up north what is the greater of 2 evils?

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 My belief too Yewie. The

Mon, 2024-05-13 08:17

 My belief too Yewie. The calcium up north is worse than the salt. Best thing you can do is use the boat regularly and not leave it parked up. 


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i think one of the biggest

Wed, 2024-05-15 08:49

i think one of the biggest issues is salt build up rather than corrosion (maybe i am preaching to the choir here) i bought a CC years ago that had a 225 Honda on it that the previous owner had obviously not flushed, i bought it on the basis it had a engine problem -the alarm would come on after idling for a few minutes and no water out the tell tale
impellor was fine but the whole block cooling galleries were just salted - we had to strip it down to clean and even after that the tell tale would get blocked with crystals after many flushes - i dont think it would happen quickly - but i would give it a really good flush with saltaway when you get back !