how do you get water out of lines in your motor

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by skiff1, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. skiff1

    skiff1 New Member

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    Is it safe to dry run your engine to blow the water out? the reason why i ask is i had a problem with frozen lines.
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    No it isn't but you can hang it straight down in the run fashion after getting home and all the water will run out. Or if you feel safer get some RV antifreeze and run the motor in a barrel and circulate the antifreeze through it at idle.
     

  3. Cutbait101

    Cutbait101 New Member

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    hey daniel,what lines are you having problems with?i would not recomend running the engine dry!will cause some bad problems. mark
     
  4. skiff1

    skiff1 New Member

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    I always position it in the down position when i get home never had a problem before just a one time occurrence just wanted to prevent it from happing in the future
     
  5. skiff1

    skiff1 New Member

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    cutbait101, i don't really know where it froze but when i cranked it she was not spraying i had to leave it in the water for a while to thaw
     
  6. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    It's not too unusual for a motor that is used regularly to have a little held up and freeze. I've seen it a lot, but it usually only takes a minute to thaw. I think it just gets caught in the line to the peehole and freezes. No harm done. It's a good idea to change the gearcase oil this time of year to make sure you don't have water in there. That can cause a lot of damage if it freezes.