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Old 10-10-2013, 03:00 AM
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Good winterization tip-heat it up first!

One of the things that I dread during the winterization process is pulling some of those stiff rubber hoses off to drain the water from the block, heater, shower, etc. More than once I have skinned my knuckles up doing this. A friend suggested pulling off these hoses after the engine is fully heated up. After the last run of the season I did this tonight and was amazed at how much easier all of the hoses came off. No blood spilled this time!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:51 AM
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did you use one of these too? http://www.amazon.com/OTC-4521-Hose-...s=hose+remover
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:14 AM
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Never seen one of those but I'll tell you that when those hoses are warm they slide off so much easier! I can also tell you that wouldn't work in a few spots that I have to remove hoses.
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One of the things that I dread during the winterization process is pulling some of those stiff rubber hoses off to drain the water from the block, heater, shower, etc. More than once I have skinned my knuckles up doing this. A friend suggested pulling off these hoses after the engine is fully heated up. After the last run of the season I did this tonight and was amazed at how much easier all of the hoses came off. No blood spilled this time!
Use an anti-sieze compound on the hose connections. They never stick, hot or cold...

A warm hose is more flexible; regardless, the hoses will slip on and off with ease...

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Old 10-10-2013, 12:52 PM
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Use an anti-sieze compound on the hose connections. They never stick, hot or cold...

A warm hose is more flexible; regardless, the hoses will slip on and off with ease...

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Another great tip that I have never heard about. Thanks!
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Instead of the using plugs, when we rebuilt my engine we used 5 valves that open like a water hose with a 90degree turn. I let the water out after every use.
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