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Old 05-30-2002, 10:49 PM
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I have a fresh water flush on my new boat, do I just hitch up the garden house ( about half way ) and let it run? Can I start the engines up? Does this just do the same thing as hitching a house up to the outdrive to start and flush the engines, thanks.
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Hi KN,

It all depends, you'll have to provide more info and detail.

There are many types of flush kits and mechanisms, from simple to complex. I have an inline system between the drives and the raw water intake similar to this one here. . It requires hose pressure first to close off a spring loaded valve, then turn on the engine to run for up to 15 minutes.

There's another type like this one here which does not require the engine to be started. Then there's the real simple do-it-yourself type with a valve and manual lever.

Try to elaborate on the set up, somebody will be able to provide some advice.
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Thanks Kelley, I will look closer at it tomorrow to see what kind it is, it was installed at the factory by Sunsation, any Sunsation guys out there have these on their boats?
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KN,

You can PM Dave Hare (COO of Sunsation) on this board. He goes by DaveSunsation, or email him at [email protected] I'm sure he'll be more than happy to answer your questions.
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Enjoy the boat KN, and don't forget to flush!! (sounds like something your mother would say eh?!?)

Flushing and changing the oil regularly & frequently are 2 things that can significantly extend the life of your engine(s).

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I have recently started using the Product "Salt Away" when I flush the motors....this stuff really seems to work....you can also use it to wash down the outdrives after you pull the boat out.....I have noticed that when the boat sits for an extended time and I start it up....the water comes out clear and not that rust color that I used to see.....
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