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D_Turner

Winterization Fun

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Chaabo

Wow - that’s definitely a heart attack moment.

Glad you got it out. Smart idea with the grease on a screwdriver!

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D_Turner

Yeah, I couldn’t tell if the nozzle end was sitting on top of the piston or just teetering on falling all the way in which was the scary part.  I was afraid with my luck, the piston was at bottom dead center and the instant I touched the nozzle it was going down to the bottom.  I knew I could turn the engine with a wrench and fish it out after a lot of cussing but that wasn’t what I had planned for today.  Luckily it worked out okay.  lol

 

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SkiPablo

Glad you got it out!  Heard you can tape a 1” masking tape flag on the straw to keep that from happening 

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D_Turner
1 minute ago, SkiPablo said:

Glad you got it out!  Heard you can tape a 1” masking tape flag on the straw to keep that from happening 

Good idea...will definitely do that next time.   I was holding the nozzle a good 1-2" away from the hole since the stream was so strong, but once it came off it was a perfect shot.....right in.

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oldjeep
17 hours ago, UWSkier said:

Masking tape flag is a great idea.  There's a simpler solution though.  Don't fog the cylinders.  :)

That or don't use the straw

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Hemmy

That happened to me also.  Look for a can like this one.  Fixed, stronger straw and you won't lose the straw.

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Malibuckeye

you can buy a super long straw on amazon and cut to however long you want

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Hemmy

I guy on my hockey team is a boat mechanic and he told me last night that you can crank the engine and it should shoot right out if you were to get it stuck in the cylinder.

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hawaiianstyln

I have come close to doing this by accident and now I ALWAYS hold onto that straw so that it doesn't pop off or shoot in there.  I will have to find the can that @Hemmy posted, I haven't seen those before.

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Hemmy
1 hour ago, hawaiianstyln said:

I have come close to doing this by accident and now I ALWAYS hold onto that straw so that it doesn't pop off or shoot in there.  I will have to find the can that @Hemmy posted, I haven't seen those before.

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Nitrousbird
On 10/28/2018 at 1:31 PM, UWSkier said:

There's a simpler solution though.  Don't fog the cylinders.  :)

That's my solution.  Works quite well.

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D_Turner

Although they are not boat engines, I see high end race engines taken apart on a daily basis that sit for months so based on that I will continue to fog.

Will you ever have a catastrophic failure from not fogging and the engine sitting only 6 months?  No, however I have seen catastrophic failure for longer time frames though.

Will your cylinder walls be in better shape with less surface rust and pitting if you fog?  Yes, 100% without a doubt.  This can be measured by the depths of the rust, how much has to be honed out of cylinder walls to remove this rust, and also blowby meters on a dyno.  I have seen all the after effects first hand and have had to correct them.

I didn’t look, but I imagine this has been thoroughly debated before and nobody is probably changing their routine based on this thread. 😉

 

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