87, 4WINNS H 190
Simply reading Chapman Piloting does not make you an expert at all things boating, but it'll get you started.
Wear a life jacket around the water; at the very least it'll make your corpse easier to find.
The RV stuff for winterizing water systems doesn't have corrosion inhibitors but the more expensive stuff for engine systems does....if you look on the container...but your first priority when winterizing is always get the water out...first....the AF is really just optional...if you want to minimize corrosion.
I feel that those kits they sell at West Marine and other places...should have a warning on them....that they are not appropriate for a raw water cooled engine...yet I see them being sold all the time...and people don't read manuals so they don't realize the risk in using them....
and for the first timers doing this...get you manual...get a nice long wood screw or real thin screwdriver...and keep in mind...a V-6 or V-8 block holds at least between 2 and 2 1/2 gallons of water..if not a little more....if you're not seeing a lot...something's blocked up...manifolds hold a fair amount of water too...as does the big hose on the front circulation pump...remove it a the bottom when draining the block....when I backfill my little V-6 with AF...it takes close to 4 gallons to fill both the block and manifolds and a little to fill the raw water intake hose to after it gets drained down in the bilge...
1988 Four Winns 200 Horizon
4.3 OMC Cobra
98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Selectrac
07 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Quadradrive II
Not sure why everyone says the RV antifreeze doesn't have inhibitors.
Read the label.
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