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Old 11-23-2007, 04:35 PM
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Engine Flush Device

I'm looking for a device to hook up a garden hose to the engine to flush it this spring before I put it in the water. My dealer uses a little connector that connects directly to the engine on one of the coolant hoses. I have also seen the plunger devices that attach to the bottom of the boat. Any thoughts on those? I have a '04 Prostar 197.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:54 PM
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The one that looks like a plunger is a "Fake-a-Lake", I use one and think they work well.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:03 PM
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I use rubber hose and clamp it to the raw water intake and the garden hose based on the advice of MYMC. Worked great.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:08 PM
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External flush connection for about twenty bucks. Use in conjunction with perko flush pro and you will never have to lift your engine cover to flush again.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:32 PM
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I disconnect the raw water hose and put a long clear non crush type hose to the intake. I use a large drum and fill it with water and let the water run even while the engine is running. Never had a problem with it. JimN used that on our boat many moons ago and I use that method when ever I have to start the engine out of the water.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:33 PM
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Flush Pro 1" or Flush Pro 1.25" installs in-line with the fresh water intake. It works well, $57 at www.skidm.com. You can also use it to suck aintifreeze out of a bucket for winterization. Installation beside/below the engine can be a bit tight. I marked the fresh water line, removed it from the boat before trying to squeeze the line on to the Flush Pro. Another tip, use a brass garden hose "quick connect" coupling to attach the hose.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:47 PM
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If the bunks cover the intake like they do on my x10 the fake a lake will not work. What I put together is a ball valve on the intake side to shut off the intake and then connected to it running towards the engine a connection for a garden hose. I just dont trust the plastic on the flush pro, I think someone on here had theirs start leaking on them.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:18 AM
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I have a few questions about this topic. where do you place the water inlet fitting / external flush connector on your boat? How long does the whole system take to install? Have there been many complaints about this system leaking? Thanks for any input.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:44 AM
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Flush Pro 1" or Flush Pro 1.25" installs in-line with the fresh water intake. It works well, $57 at www.skidm.com. You can also use it to suck aintifreeze out of a bucket for winterization. Installation beside/below the engine can be a bit tight. I marked the fresh water line, removed it from the boat before trying to squeeze the line on to the Flush Pro. Another tip, use a brass garden hose "quick connect" coupling to attach the hose.
Or you can skip the flush pro altogether and build your own for $15. All you need is a 1" (or 1.25") plastic Tee, 2 hose clamps, a NPT to GHT fitting, and a garden hose valve. Mine has the quick disconnect built in.

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:05 AM
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Or you can skip the flush pro altogether and build your own for $15. All you need is a 1" (or 1.25") plastic Tee, 2 hose clamps, a NPT to GHT fitting, and a garden hose valve. Mine has the quick disconnect built in.

My setup is pretty much the same but all metal and below the quick connect I have a ball valve so the water doesnt start going out the intake, or allow air into the system.
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