I am learning
so much so quick. It's great. So I found out that these engines have a zinc anode in the heat exchanger
that needs to be replaced. I found a big bag of them that came with the boat. I took the old one out and it was crumbled. So I had to stick a screwdriver in there to break free the old zinc and try to pull it out with my fingers. I got the new one in finally. My question is, this has some pieces of crumbled zinc I couldn't get out. They are on the exhaust
outlet side of the heat exchanger
. If I run my engine
will they blow out with the water
or get sucked into the engine
somehow. I can't destroy a $20 thousand dollar engine through ignorance.
Second. I changed the oil
for the first time. It only has 12 hours on it, but the oil
has been in there over a year. I figured it could use some fresh, and now I know how to change the oil. It didn't really say how much to put in, I think almost a gallon. It's almost impossible to tell from the dipstick, because it takes so many twists and turn on its way out that it's hard to read it. Especially when there is new oil that is colorless. Does anyone know how much oil the beta 20 takes? I didn't use the whole gallon. Maybe 8-9/10 of it.