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Old 03-03-2008, 02:48 PM
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I need some help. I am not for sure if I F'd up my boat this winter. Long story short, I winterized using the following steps Drained block, pulled impeller, drained exhaust manifold, drained tranny cooler. Didn't antifreeze b/c I thought there was a chance that I'd be back out before it got stupid cold. I was wrong. Went to check on the boat this weekend and noticed that a freeze plug was popped out on one side but not the other and this is very worrysome. Soooo... Is there any way to check if the block is cracked before starting it up? Again I need some peace of mind and
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I need some help. I am not for sure if I F'd up my boat this winter. Long story short, I winterized using the following steps Drained block, pulled impeller, drained exhaust manifold, drained tranny cooler. Didn't antifreeze b/c I thought there was a chance that I'd be back out before it got stupid cold. I was wrong. Went to check on the boat this weekend and noticed that a freeze plug was popped out on one side but not the other and this is very worrysome. Soooo... Is there any way to check if the block is cracked before starting it up? Again I need some peace of mind and reassurance that I didn't done anything harmful to my third child!
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:55 PM
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If your lucky it only pushed the freeze plug out.

But check the oil for water first. Then give the block and such a good look over.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:11 PM
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That's surprising about the freeze plug. Sounds to me like you followed MasterCraft's recommended winterization procedures exactly.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:17 PM
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Did you open both drains on the block and not just one?

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Old 03-03-2008, 03:22 PM
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I'll give you a bump and say, at least you drained everything.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:26 PM
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The same thing happen to me a few years ago. I winterized just like you but added antifreeze to it also. Pulled it out in the spring and noticed the freeze plug pushed out. Didn't pop all the way out and didn't hurt the engine. From that point on I just drain the block and don't add antifreeze anymore. Never had a problem since. Hopefully yours will be ok.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:17 PM
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Got to thinking, I may have shut the petcock on the side that the freeze plug came out of. I know I drained both sides, but may have closed that side back up. Would that have anything to do with it?
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:23 PM
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Not too sure on that last part but I had a similar thing happen w/ my '93 Maristar. Drained both sides pulled plugs the whole nine yards and it blew a freeze plug w/ no antifreeze. After replacing a motor yr before last and the drain plug popping last yr the '93 Maristar and the '07 X2 go to the dealership to get winterized and stored so if anything happens it's on them. Just a word of advice.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:47 PM
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I would think you're okay. Sounds like the freeze plugs did thier job and pushed out instead of cracking the block. Check for water in the oil, look around the block for cracks or water on it where it shouldn't be, put water to it, start it up, and look for leaks.
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