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Ready2Rip posted 02-15-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ready2Rip   Send Email to Ready2Rip  
Does anyone have any experience with this product? It supposedly back-flushes the engine, & you don't have to run the engine while you flush. I saw them mount this system on an outboard on Ship Shape TV, but I'm curious if it's really worth the money.

Thanks,

Mike

triblet posted 02-15-2002 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Dunno how this works, but my Evinrude has a
place to attach a hose at the back of the block,
and the manual says you don't need to run it.
I'm sure my neighbors appreciate it.

HOWEVER: it also says don't exceed 50 PSI so
don't turn the hose on full blast. The static
pressure at Pt. Lobos is about 150 PSI, and I
suspect that's how I got water in my lower unit
oil last year. Now it's 1 turn on the hose
bib max.

Chuck

Steve Leone posted 02-15-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
what is the price on this back-flusher? steve out.
Ready2Rip posted 02-15-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
Looks like they want $230 for it. The claim is that it uses "pulse" technology to create high pressure blasts that knock the salt loose. Another benefit is that you can mount the hose fitting in a convenient place so it's easy to flush (without wrestling with rabbit ears).

Here's the link: http://www.mstguardian.com/mini.htm

I was just curious if anyone has any long-term experience with it.

Thanks,

Mike

triblet posted 02-15-2002 03:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Salt is water soluble. If it hasn't dried out,
it's flushed in 60 seconds. If it has dried out,
maybe 5 minutes. It shouldn't get a chance to
dry out.

High pressure pulses shouldn't be necessary, and
could push water past the seals.

Chuck

Steve Leone posted 02-15-2002 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
i`ll sell you my design for 19.95. no pulse jazz but you won`t have to bend over and get your feet wet like you do with the rabbit ear type. very simple to install. if you are interested let me know the year and model. sheesh, thats a $210.00 savings!!! steve out. ps, it is a quick disconect type.
Bigshot posted 02-18-2002 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Run...Don't walk away from that Guardian setup. The I/O ones will fill your cylinders with water on more than one occasion(bad thing). The outboard one is ridiculously expensive. Earmuffs are $4 and a muffler(if that is a problem) is $40. I assume I am on the same page with Stve where I welded a rod ty earmuffs so you can just lean against the transom and slide them on and off easily. Most modern outbaords have flush systems already installed. For I/o's Perko makes agreat system that hooks to your raw water line and blocks off the seawaterflow when switched on. Can't do any harm from there. The guardian is more intricate and can backfill if thermostat is closed etc.

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