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Old 07-17-2007, 04:40 PM
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Just curious how long is enough when flushing your motors with fresh water..............
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I go 5 mins after it runs fresh. Taste it- not scientific but no probs so far and use salt away!
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HA! My friends all cringe when I taste the exhaust on my boat. I run two cups of salt away through it and then let it run for another 5 minutes ish.
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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 !!!
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so most of you feel that 5 minutes per side is not enough..... I usually avg. between 5 and 10 minutes....... never actually tasted the water from the exhaust but will give it a shot (no pun intended) next weekend......................................Johnn y
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5 min per motor mybe 10 max. Never had a salt problem. I use salt-a-way once a month or so.
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Johnny, 5mins and take a taste.
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what's up Rob.........tried to call you today and then I got real busy.........i will be watching the weather for next Monday if you want to hit Bracco's...........I will call you during the day tomorrow.....................................Johnn y
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i run the for bout 5 or so mins never used salt away though
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If your motor has a thermostat, you MUST run it long enough to bring the motor up to temp to fully open the thermostat, and flush out the salt water that is in the entire system.

I do the taste test as well.

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