Saltwater vs fresh water on a motor

Discussion in 'LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA TALK' started by Bill in SC, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    There is no difference in the motors. The main thing is to flush out your engine with fresh water after running it in the salt atmosphere. When buying a used engine, try to avoid engines run primarily in salt. Corrosion from salt works on all the components of an engine pretty hard. It never hurts to pull the cover off an engine to rinse with fresh water either.

    Bill in SC
     
  2. bassgasm2002

    bassgasm2002 New Member

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    i think the primary diffs are that there was no magnesium in the saltwater motors but i don't think they use that in eithr anymore. if ur gonna be runnin salt i would upgrade my anodes and always i mean always flush everything internal and external. do that and either motor will last with little corrosion. keep an eye on those anodes too and replace em when they look pitted badly. they are ur #1 defense.