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wayne99
12-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Hi I am about to finally get my X9 out of my garage. What do I need to do to winterize it?

I read somewhere to pour 5 gallons of RV antifreeze into it with a funnel while the engine is running which makes a lot of sense of course but should I be draining the thing that looks like a small rad first? I just want to make sure it circulates properly. Should I be opening any drain plugs as well

Thanks

Wayne

Chicago190
12-22-2009, 02:29 PM
What engine? Sounds like you have closed cooling, so winterizing will be different.

wayne99
12-22-2009, 02:33 PM
Its a 350 and it is not closed cooling but it does have what appears to be a small rad. It is about 14" long by aprox 5" wide (round water tank) . It is has a rad cap on the top of it. I dont know if rad is the right term. Maybe its a water tank of some sort.

Hollywood
12-22-2009, 03:18 PM
Sounds like you need to be taking this to someone who knows what they are doing.

Do you know what closed cooling means?

Sodar
12-22-2009, 03:37 PM
Its a 350 and it is not closed cooling but it does have what appears to be a small rad. It is about 14" long by aprox 5" wide (round water tank) . It is has a rad cap on the top of it. I dont know if rad is the right term. Maybe its a water tank of some sort.

Something like this? If so, you have closed cooling.

wayne99
12-22-2009, 03:38 PM
I know what closed loop system is. My system takes water in to cool it. It is not a closed system. It has the garden hose attachement for running the engine out of water. A closed system would not have that.

wayne99
12-22-2009, 03:40 PM
Sodar Yes similar to the black tank you have except mine is a bit wider and at the top of the engine.

Hollywood
12-22-2009, 03:40 PM
Wrong. So not only do you not know what you're talking about you refuse to listen and learn. Adios!

wayne99
12-22-2009, 03:42 PM
Your saying I have a closed system? The shop I bought it from in AZ said it's not closed.

Sodar
12-22-2009, 03:44 PM
I know what closed loop system is. My system takes water in to cool it. It is not a closed system. It has the garden hose attachement for running the engine out of water. A closed system would not have that.

Sure they do. Closed systems still take on raw water. The raw water cools a heat exchanger, rather than the block. This essential makes your heat exchanger "replaceable", while saving your motor from corrosion.

Sodar
12-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Your saying I have a closed system? The shop I bought it from in AZ said it's not closed.

Hmmmm... is the heat exchanger hooked up to the engine?

wayne99
12-22-2009, 03:46 PM
ok thanks I thought a closed system was completely closed. The dealer told me it is not closed. I thought it was when I looked at it.

Hollywood
12-22-2009, 03:48 PM
FORGET WHAT THE DEALER TOLD YOU.

Post a picture of your engine and we'll figure it out.

wayne99
12-22-2009, 03:49 PM
Ok that sounds like a good plan. I will do that.

Jim@BAWS
12-22-2009, 04:14 PM
You have a 1/2 CLOSED loop system by ORCA. The block is cooled by antifreeze that circulates through the interworkings of your block and heat exchange unit. The exhaust manifolds ARE NOT part of the closed loop system therefore it is a 1/2 system.

You should drain your manifolds, there is a drain on the back of them and run some RV antifreeze through your system. Dont forget you ballast system also

Jim@BAWS

wayne99
01-03-2010, 02:15 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=54257&stc=1&d=1262542416http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=54256&stc=1&d=1262542346 Sorry it took so long. Here are the photos of my engine. Thanks, Wayne

wayne99
01-03-2010, 02:20 PM
Hi Jim,

Should I start the engine and run anti freeze through the water hose connector after I drain the manifolds? I did not notice antifreeze in the engine after I removed the cap. How much should be in there? Thanks, Wayne