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Jaret

Lsa block drain plugs?

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Jaret

I’m attempting to winterize my new to me lsa, and am struggling to find the block drains with knock sensors in.... I think that the block drain on the port side is the shower hot water feed, and the starboard side has a small hose connected to it (similar to the oil drain hose) running up behind the alternator. Hoping someone can confirm that these are the drains to make sure I’m not missing anything. Also does anyone know what side the water drain Allen head bolt is on the front of the Indmar-vee drive is? Looks like I’m going to have to cut a wrench down to fit between the fuel tank and drive.

Thanks for the help.

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tjklein

It's been a while since I had my LSA in my 2014, but it's a bear to winterize and there's not a lot of info out there.  

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the V-drive, plugs on both sides, impeller, another hose 1/2 up on the port side towards the back, and there's another hose that I undid.  I'm sorry that I'm not more help.  Honestly, I just started tracing all the water lines and undid a bunch of them just to be safe.  The LSA isn't cheap!  

Needless to say, I winterized it one year and had the dealer do it the other 2 years I owned it.  It just wasn't worth the $200.  I changed the oil and tranny fluid ($300ish), but winterizing was a pain and there isn't a lot of space to get at everything.

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Jaret

Yeah, I have chased all the lines around and got all the water out of the lines/oil heat exchanger/ supercharger heat exchanger/shower/heater. But the block lines aren’t anything like they state in the manual, I’m pretty sure that indmar hooked the shower intake to one drain, and extended the other to make access easier. But I just wanted to get a confirmation on that fact. The knock sensors are just tapped into the block with a 1/2” bolt, unlike the manual explains. The v-drive just has the one plug on the front, but it’s super tight to the fuel tank, hoping someone knew the key size so I don’t have to start cutting all my Allen keys up untill I get the right one lol. The “local” dealer is a 5hr drive away 😬, thanks for the insight. 

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