New uses for mustard on a cruising boat.
A boat we were travelling with blew out the seals
on the freshwater cooling
pump on the old perkins engine
. A few minutes later we were on our way again. He told me he had dumped a dime jar of mustard into the header tank. Later during cocktail hour I asked him what brand of stop leak he had used, he kept talking about mustard.
He, being an old time mechanic
, had actually poured a cup of mustard into the cooling
system. It works! It plugs the leak in a few minutes and lasts as long as you keep the engine
running. As soon as the engine cools down and is then retarted it will leak again so another jar of mustard is required.
One small problem is your engine room starts smelling like hot dogs
He suggested to me that perhaps for a mercedes engine or the like you may require Grey Poupon. Might be hard to get if you like banging around in those out of the way places.