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Flush Fitting on Suzuki OB?
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posted 07-08-2002 07:43 PM ET (US)
In addition to the drain and fill for the lower unit on my 1989 Suzuki DT-75, there is another identical screw type next to (3" horizontal) the gear case top plug. It has the legend 'Flush' (repeated in French 'Lavage').
What is this for, and how do I use it? I am trying to get a Suzuki Manual, but so far haven't been able to get a PN so the local shop can order one...
posted 07-09-2002 09:13 AM ET (US)
Good question. I have the same thing on my 70-HP Yamaha, minus the legend in French.
I don't think the manual mentions this either.
posted 07-09-2002 10:46 AM ET (US)
Merc used to have them waaaay back too. It is a place where you buy a fitting and connect it to a hose and flush the engine. It is a lot easier to use muffs.
posted 02-16-2003 02:19 AM ET (US)
this is used to flush with a hose when in the water. (tied to the dock.)if you use it to flush it out of the water do not run the engion as no water is supplyed to the water pump.
posted 02-17-2003 03:31 AM ET (US)
My 89' Mariner has one of these (though no inscription) that actually goes into the lower unit housing. I was once told that it was to "top off" your lower unit with lube when filling. Just fill it up till lube comes out the first hole which is then capped and then more lube is put in until it comes out the second. Only motor I have seen with this and I have not changed the lube since I was told about it...
Yours sounds more like what Guts and Bigshot are describing because of the inscription.
posted 02-17-2003 01:32 PM ET (US)
BS and Guts are correct...
I have an 1989 DT-85 with the same plug; to be used for in-salt-water flushing only. I never use it because I trailer my 15 Sport and flush with the muffs when home.
I have the Clymer shop manual and can find no reference to the part used for flushing; they only mention the use of muffs.
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