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JetdreamN

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Draining block water
« on: August 24, 2016, 08:49:35 AM »


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With amount of money we have invested in these performance motors, I'm just curious. With the exception of normal end of season wintering, how many of you jet, v-drive lake/river guys are draining what water you can out of your blocks after every weekend or race? I know after running in places like Firebird, a fresh water flush and drain is a must. I've put petcock drains on my block and try and drain it after every use no matter where I run it. Just something I've always done. Is this over kill? A friend of mine flushes his v-drive with a biodegradable antifreeze and leaves it in the block for anti rust and corrosion purposes every trip... thoughts?
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Bunger

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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 09:32:41 AM »
I drain my block at the end of every weekend. Probably unnecessary but it helps me sleep better lol


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bahner80

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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 10:07:57 AM »
X2,  pet cock valves on each side of the block  to drain after every  time we go out
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jyeager

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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 11:17:33 AM »

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 Join Date:Sep 2009Location:Concord, NCPosts:29

With amount of money we have invested in these performance motors, I'm just curious. With the exception of normal end of season wintering, how many of you jet, v-drive lake/river guys are draining what water you can out of your blocks after every weekend or race? I know after running in places like Firebird, a fresh water flush and drain is a must. I've put petcock drains on my block and try and drain it after every use no matter where I run it. Just something I've always done. Is this over kill? A friend of mine flushes his v-drive with a biodegradable antifreeze and leaves it in the block for anti rust and corrosion purposes every trip... thoughts?

We run vinegar in our warm up buckets at firebird and drain the block after the weekend. Also we try to run tge boat on the way home just to get that nasty water out of the block.
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HaulsBalls

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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 07:10:41 PM »

X2,  pet cock valves on each side of the block  to drain after every  time we go out

I do the same.  Drain the block when I pull it out at the end of a weekend.


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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 08:38:58 AM »
Run fresh water thru it after ever trip but keep remnants left in it. Flush every season an fill with distilled/anti during down time...

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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 11:05:19 AM »
How do you drain it?
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Re: Draining block water
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 12:14:19 AM »
Pet cock valves on the sides of the block works for me
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