Originally Posted by Therapy
Well that is interesting. Thanks.
I asked on the Gemini
site too and Jim reads there a lot. He must have been off cruising while the thread sunk into the past.
I ended up taking off the hose below the alternator
. That is no fun. Actually my friend did the final pull and grunt to get it off. I couldn't get it off. Careful - Putting it back wrong (looks OK) will let the pump pulley wear a hole in it.
And the drain plug
seems high to me but....................
Anyway, now she has a new owner.
edit - why do you suppose this thread popped up in my profile page and not in the the usual email
Maybe because I'm not the first to reply to you in this thread? I got an email
saying it would be the only one - I would have to log on to check for more replies.
Yes, once under the alternator
was enough for me! Mine has a clamp to hold the hose against the front of the block, away from the pulleys and belts.
beside the oil filter
worked well for flushing
three times. Getting it out was easy (14 mm, I think) but threading it back on was a bear - I taped it onto the end of a socket extension to start it. The plug shows up as item 18 on the cylinder block diagram (104) in the 30 B Parts
list; and is called out as the "Fresh water
block drain plug" on page 7 of the 1990 "Technical Manual".
Congratulations on your sale
. I'm afraid to let this boat go, I might never get another one.