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Old 03-19-2013, 05:17 PM
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I assume you realize that the windchill doesn't make the air temp colder, just cools things off quicker. The way you worded it made it sound otherwise.
Yep, that was the point. Makes it more susceptible to freezing. Put two bottles of soda in the freezer. One in front of the fan. Which one freezes first?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:12 PM
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hmmm you have an LY6...

i thought those were all closed cooling?
Only the SS series to my knowledge.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:07 PM
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If you've never done it before, make sure you clear the drains when you open them up. On mine, the block drains get covered by scale so they don't run when I open them. Poking a small screwdriver in the hole knocks the scale loose and I get a torrent of water out.

I'd spend the 10 minutes (OK, if it's your first time, 30 minutes) to pull the plugs and hoses, but I'd put a 40 watt trouble light in the engine compartment also. Next year when you have more time to make sure you do it right, the light won't be necessary.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:45 AM
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Got it done...wasn't too hard. Come monday I'll have my marine engine bay heater too so that'll help secure my piece of mind. I'm a little anal about my boats. My only prob was getting water out of the heater. The unit is hard enough to get to much less get water out of it. Hope I did well enough.

JerseyDave...I'm actually in SW VA. My closest lake is Claytor Lake. Smith Mtn Lake is about 1.5hrs away too.
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