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#139161 - 05/28/06 10:39 AM Summer-zing  
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Steve Adams Offline
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El Paso, TX
OK guys I had my boat winterized by a dealer in Flordia in Dec, Now it is time to put her in the water. What do I need to do and my I have moved to El Paso texas. I have some brass Plugs (not sure where they go) and I have two hose clamps. I am alomost ure that they are used to re-connect the water pump hoses. What do I need to do here. I not sure I want to pay the dealer 300.00 if it is somthing I can do my self in 10 minutes! Espaiclly since I have to have it winterized in JUly so I can go back to Iraq for a year. Pictures anything would help here I need some water HELP HELP HELP

The Motor is a Volvo 5.0 Liter


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2005 Larson 186
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#139162 - 05/29/06 08:40 AM Re: Summer-zing  
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There are 2 Block drains, mid ship of engine (just in front of the starter on one side,down low. Two Manifold drains , end on manifolds aft end on the boat. Hose clamps should be for the sea water pump on the front of the motor, also check the lower hose on the circulating pump to make sure they did not remove it, also a small hose on the fuel pump.
Be careful to make sure that the sea water hoses are on correct as they are the same size & if crossed you WILL burn up the Impeller.
Your Volvo owners manual has great pictures of where all go & hose routing. When you back in the water or flush raise the motor hatch & do a visual to make sure that all is well. REMEMBER that if the sea water pump is not working that the temp gauge will not register until it is to late.( no water in the block ) I recommend that you let the engine temp come up before leaving the ramp.

#139163 - 05/29/06 11:38 AM Re: Summer-zing  
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Once you get everything hooked back up you might want to run it on a set of muffs on the garden hose in the driveway. I like to do this. I hate having a suprise at the ramp, or even worse 5 miles out.

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