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Motor flushers too short for my Volvo Penta SX Cobra...

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  • Motor flushers too short for my Volvo Penta SX Cobra...

    It is 11" from the intake holes to the edge. I tried 2 from Amazon and they are too short. Where do I get a longer one? I prefer not to mount on the propeller side (too dangerous) unless I have no choice.












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    Originally posted by fixingstill View Post
    It is 11" from the intake holes to the edge. I tried 2 from Amazon and they are too short. Where do I get a longer one? I prefer not to mount on the propeller side (too dangerous) unless I have no choice.
    since your not supposed to put the drive in gear when on the muffs, why is it dangerous?
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    • #3
      I had a boat with an SX duo-prop and another with a pair of SX single prop drives. I slid the muffs on from the prop side. There were no issues, except that the V-8 engine would slowly start to overheat if I ran it for too long on the muffs.
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      • #4
        Ok. Thanks for the comment. I will run it on the prop side and I will watch the temp.

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        • #5
          I use the shorter one from the prop side, never had an issue. If you are worried, remove the prop

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          • #6
            The impeller/raw water pump is driven by the crankshaft on a VP.

            There should be a hose connection for your water hose (normally starboard/rear of engine)...no need for muffs.

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            • #7
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              Muffs looks too short, works well when flushing ports matches middle muffs, muff's extreme are nearly blocking lower leg water intakes, expect poor water pressure. Check if engine has a external flushing port, some sort of water plug to remove and connect a water hose there..

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