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Old 02-01-2014, 02:46 PM
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With all this talk of busted blocks and sub-zero weather, I could not stand it any longer. I opened the hatch and rechecked the coolant in the closed cooling system. Then I took some lines loose and using the shop vac, started sucking all the pink stuff out of the system.. Pulled from about every point I could think of. Then, I left a light in the bildge just in case. I feel better now.....
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:39 PM
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I was thinking maybe you stuck the shop vac in your bilge, and ran a long insulated hose to the garage to suck warm air into the boat ....
Your idea makes more sense...
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:53 AM
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Kinda like locking the barn after the horse is gone. What is done is done and a few of us are in for a surprise next spring.

All these mild winters have set many of us up for a disapointment.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:17 AM
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If you put the hose in the exhaust side they work great for inflating water toys, small leaf blower works good too (-:
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Pink RV antifreeze does not expand when it freezes.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Crossett
Pink RV antifreeze does not expand when it freezes.
neither does air.

drain the damn block, sheesh.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:45 PM
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I feel better anyway at this point. More cold a$$ weather headed this way. Good point Cole2534.... no worries with only air in the bolck.....
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First year year mine has been in a heated building. Even with that said, I still winterized the blocks as I do every year. No one has ever regretted taking to many precautions. Too much at risk!
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