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Old 23-01-2006, 12:17   #16
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Just cap off the fitting. All it does is add more cooling water to the seal area so it doesn't overheat with the high RPM's.

In my case, the boat sits on the hard when not in use so I've installed a petcock to bleed out the air when it goes back in the water rather then pulling back the bellowes......................._/)

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Old 23-01-2006, 13:25   #17
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Don't forget to check (and overhaul/service if necessary) your engine controls.

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Re: Maintenance Suggestions with Motor Pulled

go with GFO marine packing in your current setup, no hose needed. no bellows to burp, no leaks.
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Re: Maintenance Suggestions with Motor Pulled

I wish I would have put aluminum pans under the engine and gear when I had my boat opened up.

An accessable drip pan with a couple of nice white oilsorbs makes me happy.

Otherwise smooth the bilges, clean 'em, and paint 'em as has been suggested above.

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