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Old 10-28-2013, 09:46 AM
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I don't understand the need to remove the thermostat housing. If you just take off the large hose from the engine water pump, you can pour your antifreeze in that way. The AF will flow backwards through the water pump and then fill up the engine. On my MCX, after about 2.75 gallons, the AF starts coming out of the thermostat housing where I removed the large hose. You just have to hold the end of the large hose higher than the thermostat housing.
You are right. Your method is better, just never thought of it.

Glad you posted, because I did it your way on Saturday!
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:32 PM
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You are right. Your method is better, just never thought of it.

Glad you posted, because I did it your way on Saturday!
Cool deal! Something else that I tried out on mine was to plug the thermostat housing with a Fernco cap from Lowe's. I did this because the hoses going to the exhaust manifolds are on the very top of the thermostat housing. The AF comes out the thermostat housing before getting over into the exhaust manifolds. With the cap on there, I was able to pour in another gallon of antifreeze which flowed over into the exhaust manifolds. I had to stick in a pvc elbow with a short piece of pipe into the water pump hose to get it higher than the exhaust hoses. On my engine there is a small hose that runs to the dripless propeller coupling. I had to clamp that off with a Quick Grip clamp to keep the antifreeze from running out at that point.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:39 PM
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You guys are making this complicated. Disconnect the hose running to impeller intake, attach funnel, start engine & pour! No need to buy or Rube Goldberg anything.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:46 PM
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You guys are making this complicated. Disconnect the hose running to impeller intake, attach funnel, start engine & pour! No need to buy or Rube Goldberg anything.
That is the way I did it the first year I winterized my boat. It is as easy as it gets, though you need another person to spray fogging oil i through the carb. I switched to the bucket method as I usually do the winterizing myself.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:50 PM
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That is the way I did it the first year I winterized my boat. It is as easy as it gets, though you need another person to spray fogging oil i through the carb. I switched to the bucket method as I usually do the winterizing myself.
True. I had a couple of helpers. I'm going to make the bucket thing since I'm not crazy about the fake lake and always nervous it will fall off.
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You guys are making this complicated. Disconnect the hose running to impeller intake, attach funnel, start engine & pour! No need to buy or Rube Goldberg anything.


I think it's easier to simply undo one hose and NOT have to run the engine...

to each his own!
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:56 PM
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True. I had a couple of helpers. I'm going to make the bucket thing since I'm not crazy about the fake lake and always nervous it will fall off.
Same feeling here. I got a fake-a-lake and used it a couple times. Was always nervous. With the bucket, I can do it by myself and always see the water supply is there. The water valve I have at the top of my tub allows me to shut off the water without getting out of the boat.
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