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42 minutes ago, triplec said:

I've only heard this, haven't tried it myself - but with a tank, you can add vinegar to the water to dissolve the salt deposits in the motor's cooling system.  Rinse the motor off afterward because vinegar is acidic.

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I use a collapsible flush bag from amazon , doesn’t take up much room like a non collapsible tank , I have had it a little over a year and it does the job .  I run the motor 10 - 15 mins and add a little soap to help flush everything out . They are not cheap but has worked well . 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have the same tub as the one above for my VZ250 which has the low water pickup so normal muffs don't work.  For the smaller gearcases I had I used a 55gal drum cut in half.  I still have the half drum if you want it.

Those collapsible bags look nice.

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20 minutes ago, mulligan said:

I have the same tub as the one above for my VZ250 which has the low water pickup so normal muffs don't work.  For the smaller gearcases I had I used a 55gal drum cut in half.  I still have the half drum if you want it.

Those collapsible bags look nice.

If I had room to store a tub I could of saved some money and not bought a collapsible bag but my garage has been shrinking a few inches every year for a long time I am out of room . 

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On ‎9‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 7:01 AM, dabear said:

I use a collapsible flush bag from amazon , doesn’t take up much room like a non collapsible tank , I have had it a little over a year and it does the job .  I run the motor 10 - 15 mins and add a little soap to help flush everything out . They are not cheap but has worked well . 

 

 

 

 

 

I also use the collapsible bag and although it uses more water than muffs like the fact that you can add vinegar or salt away and let it circulate. I rinse thourghly also.

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What are the issues with regular muffs that most people use? I have used muffs on everything from a 40hp 4 stroke to 150 HP 2 and 4 stroke as well as 90hp 2 stroke.  I run the engine for 10 minutes and I'm done.  My 150 2 stroke lasted for over 20yrs. 

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6 minutes ago, polliwog said:

What are the issues with regular muffs that most people use? I have used muffs on everything from a 40hp 4 stroke to 150 HP 2 and 4 stroke as well as 90hp 2 stroke.  I run the engine for 10 minutes and I'm done.  My 150 2 stroke lasted for over 20yrs. 

No issues.  On certain motors with the low water pickups, like the SHO motors, you can't use the regular muffs.

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