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Patrick

2003 Indmar Monsoon 335 Drain only 1 side of engine block for winterization

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Patrick

Hi!

I was unable to remove my '03 Wakesetter driver's side engine block screw as it was stripped.  I removed my right side screw where the knock sensor is and unhooked the quick disconnect hose.  Do I need to worry about the other side of the engine block for the winter?  I live in VA and keep the boat at Lake Anna about 2 hours south of DC.  So we have some cold months. but not as bad as up north.

 

Thanks!

 

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MadMan

Yes, you need to drain the other side too, or it will likely self drain after developing a crack.

Try vice-grips.

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Sixball

+1 it will be toast. Its something that need to be fixed so what better time. 

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UWSkier

+1 Vice grips or channel locks.  Get the plug out and replace it in the off season.

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oldjeep

Bolt extractor socket is my tool of choice for something like this.

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electricjohn

Make sure your replacement plug is brass and don't overtighten it. A pinch more than hand tight should be enough.  If it leaks turn it a little more.

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