I have a 30 foot 1988 sea ray with 350 inboards and last year I
successfully winterized the engines by emptying the blocks and exhaust
of all water, removing the thermostat's and sucking through about 6
gallons of RV antifreeze till it came out of the exhaust and some. My question is am I doing any damage to seals or other internal engine components by using this type of antifreeze? Many thanks for any information...
I have a bit of a problem just draining water out of the block, I know
some engines that lay at an angle, its tough to get all the water out,
not that it would crack the block but why take the chance. The other
is, all those places where the hoses connect to areas where water could
lay in castings etc. It's just too big of an engine to screw with.
I just use the -50 pink stuff I buy from TSC, I shut the intake valves
and suck it through the strainers. I was always told to warm the
engines before to make sure the t,stats are open. It takes few minutes
to remove them. Again, emptying the blocks while in the area also
doesn't take too long and prevents the watering down of the A/F.
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