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Old 10-26-2011, 08:07 PM
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i think i am going to just run some antifreeze throught it and then shut it down and most likely drain the engine and leave it be .i found some SIERRA Antifreeze-Coolant premium quality propylene glycol for an engine not RV stuff, hopefully this stuff won't kill my dog .

i may put some heat to them and see what happens .i'll post back if i ever get them out.
so if they do come out without stripping , can i replace them with brass plugs ?

thanks for the feedback guys .

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:18 PM
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i think i am going to just run some antifreeze throught it and then shut it down and most likely drain the engine and leave it be .i found some SIERRA Antifreeze-Coolant premium quality propylene glycol for an engine not RV stuff, hopefully this stuff won't kill my dog .

i may put some heat to them and see what happens .i'll post back if i ever get them out.
so if they do come out without stripping , can i replace them with brass plugs ?

thanks for the feedback guys .

cheers Jake
Brass should fit just fine.

Stabilize your gasoline while running. Put some stabilizer in the tank and then allow that treated fuel to circulate through the carb. it will start much nicer in the spring. RV stuff is just fine and less expensive.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:24 PM
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i was reading on the bottle of the RV stuff and it said it doesn't like to mix with water ,you must completely drain all water from your tanks before using it .so i was a little nervous to use it ?
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:50 PM
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I had the exact same problem this fall with the PS190 I bought this summer. My manifolds had the 1/2 inch square female plugs mentioned earlier in this thread. They were all ready rounded out so I removed the manifolds this fall, cut a short piece of 1/2 x 1/2 bar stock and spot welded them into the pipe plugs. While they were hot I was able to break them loose with a breaker bar. Heat from welding did the trick. I chased the threads and will install new plugs this spring. I plan on using the Mercrueser plastic plugs with the drain valves. Had really good luck with them in he past.
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Either way... Dog will never know the difference...

Fuel treatment will be your friend on the 4160 carb. Prevents gumming...
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:18 PM
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I had the same problem on my Prostar 190 when I first bought it. I removed manifolds and risers. Used a small oxy-acetalene rig and heated them up and unscrewed them because they will strip the centers out if stuck or it breaks off a peace of the plug. You can heat the plugs first then heat around them. Also good time to take risers off and clean and inspect both riser and manifolds. Clean sand,wire brush and repaint exterior and install these drains with plastic hose on them long enough to stick through drain plug hole so no rusty water drains into bilge. Also replace motor drains with easy drains and hose too. http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MCM000 Then put back together with new gaskets and new bolts.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:20 PM
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I had the same problem on my Prostar 190 when I first bought it. I removed manifolds and risers. Used a small oxy-acetalene rig and heated them up and unscrewed them because they will strip the centers out if stuck or it breaks off a peace of the plug. You can heat the plugs first then heat around them. Also good time to take risers off and clean and inspect both riser and manifolds. Clean sand,wire brush and repaint exterior and install these drains with plastic hose on them long enough to stick through drain plug hole so no rusty water drains into bilge. Also replace motor drains with easy drains and hose too. http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MCM000 Then put back together with new gaskets and new bolts.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:38 PM
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I remove mine every year and I don't think I've ever had more than a drop or two of water come out of them.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:42 PM
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On my Indmar 351 the block on the left side is easy to drain--it's the other side with starter that's a pain--I just run RV antif. thur it till it comes out the exhaust.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:40 AM
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On my Indmar 351 the block on the left side is easy to drain--it's the other side with starter that's a pain--I just run RV antif. thur it till it comes out the exhaust.
My block drain on the starter side is well forward of the starter - towards the front of the engine. The left drain is on the rear, the right on the front-side of the block, just behind alternator.
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