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Old 11-23-2020, 08:03 AM   #1
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Flushing motor

Im asking this because I have a high temp alarm at high rpms. Thermostats are new and impeller is less than 200 hrs and less than 1 year... good pressure

Anyways. I noticed a bunch of green gunk when I replaced my thermostats. No salt build up. I flush with salt terminator every 2-3 times I run the boat but not running.

Anyone ever flush with soap?
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:40 AM   #2
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Not sure what is going on with yours....

But I have never flushed a motor....ever. A dozen motors or so....no idea how many thousands of hours.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:48 AM   #3
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Im asking this because I have a high temp alarm at high rpms. Thermostats are new and impeller is less than 200 hrs and less than 1 year... good pressure

Anyways. I noticed a bunch of green gunk when I replaced my thermostats. No salt build up. I flush with salt terminator every 2-3 times I run the boat but not running.

Anyone ever flush with soap?
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:50 AM   #4
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Im asking this because I have a high temp alarm at high rpms. Thermostats are new and impeller is less than 200 hrs and less than 1 year... good pressure

Anyways. I noticed a bunch of green gunk when I replaced my thermostats. No salt build up. I flush with salt terminator every 2-3 times I run the boat but not running.

Anyone ever flush with soap?
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Disregard the PM. I’m just getting my first cup of coffee down and wasn’t fully awake when I read your post the first time. Totally different issue than I had.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:24 AM   #5
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sheepy2 Yamaha Four Stroke Cooling System

If you use the motor in salt water you'll get a white build-up in the cooling system over time. My thermostat was encrusted with it. I was told about an acid flush (muriatic acid and water) used to remove it. Look online. Of course, just after I did the acid flush I blew the motor! Good luck!
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:12 AM   #6
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Not sure what is going on with yours....

But I have never flushed a motor....ever. A dozen motors or so....no idea how many thousands of hours.
My understanding of salt water and chemistry is that if you constantly use your motor you don’t need to flush it, but that doing so won’t hurt it. If you unfortunately can only use your boat once a week, or less, on average, like many people, then flushing can help with salt buildup, etc. I’m guessing that’s why the manufacturers recommend flushing - they probably know many people don’t use their motors very often and of course don’t want them complaining about them breaking down. Again, just my understanding, I may be wrong.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:27 AM   #7
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I dont flush them anymore.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:40 PM   #8
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tarpon ??

do you change or check the oil in your vehicles??? asking for a friend

maybe Ronnie with redwing can chime in.
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:18 PM   #9
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What brand of motor?
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:25 PM   #10
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Honda. I think I may have some other kind of issue. Really just curious if anyone ever flushes with soap to get green gunk out?
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