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Old 09-24-2018, 12:25 PM
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That sounds like the same info i got from Eric.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:37 PM
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You're right I was surprised by that too, but it did the same when i followed both procedures so I assumed it was right.
Did you remove the anodes on both sides of the block, and the drain plugs on the trans cool and impeller housing? ( all four plugs should be marked with a yellow dot on top of the plug, or at least mine was, but it doesn't say that in the book)
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:50 PM
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Good info. My first year with the 5500 and I poured RV fluid 4 gallons down the thermostat housing from the hose off the top manifold. I thought I didn't complete it when I saw fluid coming out of the input shaft too. And I first drained the block free of water. Bump started a few times. Looked to be good to go. Oh and i took batteries out to trickle charge at home.

I could not get the boat to suck from the bottom with a fake lake....does the motor have to be at operating 160 degrees? Or does it need pressure from a garden hose? Just curious for future attempts.


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Old 10-30-2018, 04:14 PM
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That's a good question. I didn't try to use the fake lake, but I did connect to the flushing connection with a pony pump that was drawing from a 5 gallon pail. The pump had a hard time priming and pushing the antifreeze to the engine. It did finally catch and pump the pail away. Next year I'm going to put a connection on the bottom of the pail so that it feeds the pump better. The flushing connection is a lot easier and faster than the fake lake.
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Where is the flushing connection on the motor?

I am not completely following how to do it that way.

Learning all the ways to winterize.

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it depends on the engine you have in your boat. The GDI engines have a flushing port either on the transom or in the engine compartment, with a water hose connection that you can pump antifreeze through while idling the engine in order to winterize the engine. The Ilmor manual explains it quite well.
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