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Old 10-20-2018, 09:55 PM
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Help! Where are the hoses from the thermostat housing?

I've got a 2015 X-30 with the 6.0L engine, and I'm winterizing for the first time. I'm following the Ilmor manual, and up to the step where it says to "fill engine block and heads from thermostat housing. Remove exhaust header feed hoses. Lift either the port or starboard hose as high as possible and fill until full." I don't know which hoses are the exhaust header feed hoses. I've searched TT and the internet without luck. Can someone help me identify these hoses? If you have pictures, that would be great. Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:37 PM
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Post a few pics of your engine and we should be able to identify them for you.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:13 AM
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:26 PM
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The gray cast pieces are your exhaust headers. I am a little puzzled by the two lines going to them at the top. It is hard to say without looking at the engine first hand and tracing all the lines. I don't want to lead you in the wrong direction by making any guesses. Hopefully, someone will chime in that is familiar with the Ilmors.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:53 AM
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I really can't help much with the Ilmor method, I just run up to temp, drain the block & exhaust, then run on Marine antifreeze via the sea strainer, then drain again. Only need 3 gallons with this method. The exhaust drains are under the Cats, one on either side.



For insurance, I disconnect the heater hose lines, blow out & pour in 1/4 gallon of antifreeze & blow that through.


Also, this just in from my dealer - They have been getting failures on the Check Valve I pointed out in the picture - I went 5 years, no issue, but apparently this should be changed periodically.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:44 AM
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MattsCraft, where my boat is stored there is no easy way to get a hose to it to it. That's why I was hoping to do it the way the Ilmor manual directs. Hopefully my new dealer can give me some guidance.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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Pulled my intake manifold yesterday to change my distributor cap and rotor so here is a photo to help you see the thermostat housing with all the cooling hoses coming from it.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:35 PM
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Thanks! Any idea which of the 4 hoses are the 2 I need to remove?
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:58 PM
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MattsCraft, I talked to my dealer today, and he said to do it the way you do, not the way the Ilmor manual says. So, that's what I'll be doing this Saturday. Thanks for your response.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:38 PM
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I really can't help much with the Ilmor method, I just run up to temp, drain the block & exhaust, then run on Marine antifreeze via the sea strainer, then drain again. Only need 3 gallons with this method. The exhaust drains are under the Cats, one on either side.



For insurance, I disconnect the heater hose lines, blow out & pour in 1/4 gallon of antifreeze & blow that through.


Also, this just in from my dealer - They have been getting failures on the Check Valve I pointed out in the picture - I went 5 years, no issue, but apparently this should be changed periodically.


I just recently had a check valve failure. Itís a real thing. Caused overheat at mid to high rpm. Switched out and all was good. Robbery at $45 tho




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