Like Tree0Likes

Flushing Motors......how long??

Reply
Old 07-18-2007, 12:21 AM
  #11
Registered
 
MitchStellin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Haven, MI USA
My Boats: Zodiac RIB
Posts: 3,124
Default

The manual says "you should flush your engine for the same amount of time you ran the engine that day" It is very expensive and annoying but it is a must.
MitchStellin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 07:59 AM
  #12
Registered
 
UNSANE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: O-town
Posts: 1,775
Default

My 525 is closed cooled so I really don't have to worry to much about operating temp and thermostats, but I do run it for about 10min on salt away as well with the exhaust open and closed, give her a taste test and wash it all down with a Heineken. And since I got some serious redneck neighbors..............they don't mind the noise at all!
UNSANE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 09:56 AM
  #13
Registered
 
NJgr8ful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Lanoka Harbor, NJ
My Boats: 330SS Formula 496's
Posts: 3,353
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CROWN MAN View Post
Only because I love my neighbors so much,, 15min (or 3 beers) on fresh water then 1 cup salt away...after every use

I also bring the motor up to temp on the hose before i hit the ramp. Sunday mornings - they love that !!!
What better sounds to wake to on Sunday morning??? and next time they say something tell them your next boat will be twins

Oh yeah ... flush about 5mins (ea. ) for me too ... my engine guy says to use a little liquid soap ... like Dawn or whatever Anyone else do that or hear that?
NJgr8ful is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 10:07 AM
  #14
Geronimo36
Gold Member
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Elkton, MD
My Boats: 36' Apache Warrior / 22' Apache Scout
Posts: 11,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJgr8ful View Post
Oh yeah ... flush about 5mins (ea. ) for me too ... my engine guy says to use a little liquid soap ... like Dawn or whatever Anyone else do that or hear that?
Never heard of that.... Does dawn break down salt like it does oil?

I do 5 min an engine, usually 2 min on fresh water, than 3 min on the salt away. Once I see suds in the water from the salt away I let it run for a couple minutes then shut it down. I also go a step futher buy blipping the throttle once before I shut it down just in case there's any reversion from idling for 5 min. Does it work, I dunno, just got used to doing it that way for over 10 years now.
Panther is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 11:05 AM
  #15
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Shore Thing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hollywood, MD
My Boats: 21' Paramount
Posts: 1,212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther View Post

I do 5 min an engine, usually 2 min on fresh water, than 3 min on the salt away. Once I see suds in the water from the salt away I let it run for a couple minutes then shut it down. I also go a step futher buy blipping the throttle once before I shut it down just in case there's any reversion from idling for 5 min. Does it work, I dunno, just got used to doing it that way for over 10 years now.
Thats exactly what I do as well. Run fresh for 2 min., turn to salt away for 2-3 min, then I shut it down, then turn off the salt away hose. Don't think i'll be tasting that. But i've heard its good to leave it in there. Am i wrong? Should i be running 100% fresh through it after the salt away?
Shore Thing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 11:23 AM
  #16
Geronimo36
Gold Member
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Elkton, MD
My Boats: 36' Apache Warrior / 22' Apache Scout
Posts: 11,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shore Thing View Post
Thats exactly what I do as well. Run fresh for 2 min., turn to salt away for 2-3 min, then I shut it down, then turn off the salt away hose. Don't think i'll be tasting that. But i've heard its good to leave it in there. Am i wrong? Should i be running 100% fresh through it after the salt away?

I don't know...I wondered the same thing...

After I run the salt away thru, I usually turn back to fresh water just before turning the key off so when the motor shuts down I don't waste any salt away before firing up the second engine.

Good question though. It's one I'd like to know the "definitive" answer to.
Panther is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 01:05 PM
  #17
Gold Member
Gold Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
ziemer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: St. Cloud, FL
My Boats: 1995 Allison Grand Sport & 1990 30' Velocity
Posts: 1,380
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther View Post
I don't know...I wondered the same thing...

After I run the salt away thru, I usually turn back to fresh water just before turning the key off so when the motor shuts down I don't waste any salt away before firing up the second engine.

Good question though. It's one I'd like to know the "definitive" answer to.
Would like to know the answer to this also.

I like to flush as soon as possible, so the engine is still pretty warm. I fire it up on the fresh water and then switch it to the salt-away. Wait for the suds to come out, let it run another minute or so, and then switch back to fresh.

This leaves a little salt-away in the dispenser, which I then use to spray the outdrive and trailer down with, before I wash the rest of the boat.
ziemer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 02:21 PM
  #18
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
pkspx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 1,218
Default

If I'm running in salt water, I run the freash water through the engine until I can no longer taste the salt. It doesn't take long, 7-10mins I have noticed. Afterward I connect the salt away, I run then engine until i see the suds come out of the exahust and then shut it down. I also take the extra strep to use Muriatic Acid on any stainless parts on the back of the transom such as the prop, steering arms, tabs, ect, ect and lubercate with CRC 656.

Last edited by pkspx; 07-18-2007 at 02:31 PM.
pkspx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 02:34 PM
  #19
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Screw IT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Milford, CT
Posts: 46
Default

Does anyone drian their exhaust after flushing? On my 525's I have been removing the little blue drain plugs after each use.
Screw IT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 03:03 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,203
Default

Im sorry, but there is no way it takes a full 5 minutes of fresh water flush time for you not to taste salt in the exhaust.
ActiveFun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
302Sport
General Boating Discussion
22
09-19-2008 02:19 PM
rjr
Formula
5
04-10-2008 11:32 AM
PhantomChaos
General Q & A
35
01-01-2007 07:44 PM
Downtown42
Fountain
13
09-10-2005 01:37 PM
Dregsz
General Q & A
52
08-05-2005 12:41 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.