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Old 11-06-2005, 03:17 PM
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You got it my friend.... I wish I had been fortunate enough to start with 6.2's.
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:23 PM
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Why do people spend big money on a boat and winterize it with pink stuff and or windshield fluid neither has a rust inhibiter? I have seen it do the job but ?????????????????.
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A block full of water is more rust inhibited than an empty block
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Why do people spend big money on a boat and winterize it with pink stuff and or windshield fluid neither has a rust inhibiter? I have seen it do the job but ?????????????????.
Probably the same reason they spend big money on a boat and then have a basic membership to OSO.... It does the job, but jesus, let the moths out of the wallet and support the site!!
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Probably the same reason they spend big money on a boat and then have a basic membership to OSO.... It does the job, but jesus, let the moths out of the wallet and support the site!!
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:32 PM
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I would think a man near 50 with a pregnant wife would be a hair bit more mature??
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I would think a man near 50 with a pregnant wife would be a hair bit more mature??
Closer to 45. Man, cant you do arithmetic?
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I have never felt good about pink antifreeze and flushing a engine/holding tank that has water in it, with it. you guys read the label on that stuff?? when that stuff is diluted with water it will freeze at temps that we get up here alot. i always end up spending a fortune on the green stuff for the holding tanks and drain the engines when access is available. man, i just wish winter wouldnt come than we would not have to worry about it.

sydwayz, thanks for the help on the location of the water heater/pumps they were right were you said they would be. talked with the water heater company and they said they would prefer draining the water heater and not putting antifreeze in it, could not give me a reason why though. so after messing with it for two hours, hose's are very short and you can not get any leverge i ran the green stuff through. will make sure i rinse well before firing it up in spring. how do you winterize the forward bilge pump in the front step??? where is it and how do you get antifreeze to it?

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Closer to 45. Man, cant you do arithmetic?
Closer to 45 and nerves of butter....
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Yeah but that butter hardens in time. You ought to know that
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