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Old 10-22-2013, 01:33 PM
bigmac bigmac is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Boat: 2004 Maristar 230 VRS
Location: Central Minnesota
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Originally Posted by TSchimizzi View Post
I'm winterizing my (new to me) 1990 PS190. On previous boats I have pulled the water inlet hose at the hull and sucked the antifreeze from there. After searching this forum I see a lot of people attaching the hose at the raw water pump, bypassing the transmission cooler. I would prefer to do it this way as its easier to get at and doesn't break the seal at the hull, however I can imagine there is some water lying in the transmission cooler lines.

Which method is recommended?
I suspect that the transmission cooler is downstream from the pump on your boat. Attaching to the RW inlet wouldn't bypass the cooler.

As to the transmission cooler lines, there are none that contain water. Transmission oil is circulated through the cooler. The water path out of the RW pump through the cooler is just a straight 1 1/4 inch shot. The cooler is vertical...should self-drain promptly.
'04 MariStar 230VRS/MCX
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