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Guardian Engine Flush
|Author||Topic: Guardian Engine Flush|
posted 02-15-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 02-15-2002 11:05 AM ET (US)
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
posted 02-15-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)
what is the price on this back-flusher? steve out.
posted 02-15-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 02-15-2002 03:49 PM ET (US)
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
High pressure pulses shouldn't be necessary, and
posted 02-15-2002 11:23 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 02-18-2002 10:26 AM ET (US)
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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