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I have a yamaha ar 192 jetboat that has a high output

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I have a yamaha ar 192 jetboat that has a high output engine. I live in the far northeast. do I just add antifreeze to the rince adapter to fully get antifreeze through my engine? Do I have to pinch off the intake at the back of the boat so that antifreeze doesn't just escape through the back of the boat?
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

Do you know where the flushing port is on your engine?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

What you want to do is start the engine up with no cooling water hooked up to it, give it 2 or 3 quick revs of the throttle, and then shut it down. This will blow 90% of the water out of the engine and exhaust system. Try not to run it any longer than 20 seconds or so. Then, you can use a funnel or one of those west marine winterizing kits, whichever way you go adapt the funnel or winterizing kit to the flush port where the garden hose goes. Start the engine back up and pour your antifreeze in. That engine will take about 3 gallons. Once you get 3 gallons in, promptly shut it off. This engine has an open cooling system so you are always going to loose a little bit of coolant no matter what you do. Because of that, use the RV/Non-toxic type antifreeze, that way if any animals decide to drink the spillage it won't hurt them. Does that all make sense.

Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Jason replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Just checking in. No rating has been put through for my service so I just wanted to see if you had any further questions on the issue.

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