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    started closed system install this evening my mechanic dewinterized it and we flushed a bottle of saltaway thru it just in case there was any crystallized salt left in it. it started perfectly and purred like a kitten . we were pleasantly suprised when we removed thermostat housing and it was clean and looked brand new . i was even happier when we removed the riser and elbow and inside they looked brand new. i forgot to get a pic of it but we are not done and i hope to get one of the other elbow tomorrow . it looks like it will take another evening to finish as we didnot want to rush thru this . i am guessing 6-7 hours total will finish it and when i am saying we i really mean my mechanic/boating friend i am there to pass wrenches and moral support. i did rember to take a few pics as i was leaving and i will have better ones tomorrow night. this was a performance product technology system (ppt).

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    Soon you will be sleeping like a baby, knowing there is green stuff flowing through its veins.
    " WET EVER "
    1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
    mmsi 338108404
    mmsi 338124956
    "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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      #3
      my mechanic friend spent a few more hours tonight on project. we are almost there . a bit of cleanup one more difficult hose to connect and we can fill it and test it.

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        #4
        Finished system so far it works great on the hard .i have a tooth infection so i couldnt launch dammit. i might need a new tow rig people are laughing i have a 2wd 1990 chev 1/2 ton worth orobally 1000 dollars hauling a 75000 dollar boat. i tell them it is perfect and the only way i could buy the boat.

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          #5
          Nice professional looking job. Closed cooling system is the only way to go.
          John Rupp
          1989 2455 Ciera Sunbridge
          5.8 OMC Cobra

          1989 3288
          Starshine
          Hino 135

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            #6
            Very sanitary looking install. I have been thinking of doing the same on mine. Though others have said it's a bad idea after it's been raw seawater cooled.

            James

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              #7
              Please let us know how it goes.

              I am looking at the same for my 2009 V6 as it mainly runs in salt.

              Did you get the full cooling kit or just the block?

              Alan

              Melbourne

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                jamsac wrote:
                Very sanitary looking install. I have been thinking of doing the same on mine. Though others have said it's a bad idea after it's been raw seawater cooled.
                I agree..... that is a very clean installation. :coo-

                James, you could install a system, but there is/will be a caveat to this, and that would be that you remove the H/E after XX number of hours, and dump the contents into a white bucket. Perhaps flush it, and repeat. Look for rust scale.

                I'd repeat this in another XX hours of run time, and see if you're still getting any rust scale, and keep an eye on it.

                The risk is plugging up and/or restricting the E/G side of the tube bundle... and of course, this side is inaccessible by user Joe.

                .
                Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                  #9
                  Though others have said it's a bad idea after it's been raw seawater cooled.
                  To That I say.........[SIZE]5 wrote:
                  HA !![/SIZE]

                  Just do it !

                  http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/fo...6&d=1324927537


                  " WET EVER "
                  1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
                  mmsi 338108404
                  mmsi 338124956
                  "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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                    Alan_192 wrote:
                    Please let us know how it goes.

                    I am looking at the same for my 2009 V6 as it mainly runs in salt.

                    Did you get the full cooling kit or just the block?

                    Alan

                    Melbourne
                    alan first of all i have a friend who is a very good mechanic and very knowledable around boats. my motor only had one summer in salt water so when we took thermostat housing off , risers, and elbows we could see the plumbing still looked great. we used saltaway before winterization and also before install. after install we left out thermostat and put pantyhose where stat would go filled with water and ran it for 20 minutes . after it cooled down we drained water removed pantyhose which were clean filled with antifreeze and ran it again for 30 min and it stayed steady at 175 degrees. i have started it several times since on the hard and it works perfect . i cant wait to spash it in may for the summer. unfortunatley i had an infection in my jaw for the last week so i couldnt launch. i did alot of reading on this site and got alot of info here before i proceeded. so i say go for it. full system alan to answer your question.

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                      2850Bounty wrote:
                      I agree..... that is a very clean installation. :coo-

                      James, you could install a system, but there is/will be a caveat to this, and that would be that you remove the H/E after XX number of hours, and dump the contents into a white bucket. Perhaps flush it, and repeat. Look for rust scale.

                      I'd repeat this in another XX hours of run time, and see if you're still getting any rust scale, and keep an eye on it.

                      The risk is plugging up and/or restricting the E/G side of the tube bundle... and of course, this side is inaccessible by user Joe.

                      .
                      thanks rick i read alot of your posts on the matter before i proceeded.

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                        #12
                        That looks great Jamie. Nice and clean. I am on the fence on whether or not I should invest in that system. I know what everyone says but I am not sure if I have enough mechanical knowledge to do it myself. And then to pay the mechanic to install it bring the cost too high. What to do, what to do.

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                          245_Tom wrote:
                          That looks great Jamie. Nice and clean. I am on the fence on whether or not I should invest in that system. I know what everyone says but I am not sure if I have enough mechanical knowledge to do it myself. And then to pay the mechanic to install it bring the cost too high. What to do, what to do.
                          total cost 1113 for system which my friend says was tthe best one he has ever installed 6 hours labour @ 40 dollars an hr and 40 $ of antifreeze total of 1393$ . i also promised him a day on the water free beer .i can maintain a boat but i was in over my head without my mechanic buddy.

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                            jamie mac wrote:
                            total cost 1113 for system which my friend says was tthe best one he has ever installed 6 hours labour @ 40 dollars an hr and 40 $ of antifreeze total of 1393$ . i also promised him a day on the water free beer .i can maintain a boat but i was in over my head without my mechanic buddy.
                            I forget. Do you boat in fresh or salt water? I am sure that is a good price but right now that is not in my budget. But I would love to get it done before I move the boat to salt water next year. Thanks for the info.

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                              245_Tom wrote:
                              I forget. Do you boat in fresh or salt water? I am sure that is a good price but right now that is not in my budget. But I would love to get it done before I move the boat to salt water next year. Thanks for the info.
                              Salt water

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