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    Question id like to fill a bucket with antifreeze and use a sump pump to flush my ski for wint

    can someone recommend a sump pump, there are too many too choose from, also im not sure i can adapt my flush hose for the fzr to the sump pump
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    i was checking homedumpo and lowes
    1. sump pump recomdation.
    2. adapting to sump pump.
    3. can someone recommend an antifreeze safe for the fzr

    I have the salt away adapter but dont feel comfortable that little cup of antifreeze with all that water will be enough
    id rather throw a couple of gallons of pure antifreeze from a big bucket.


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    I used one if the drill pump attachment, but a sump pump sounds interesting.

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    Whats that whistling noise? jtskier11's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battscrew View Post
    I used one if the drill pump attachment, but a sump pump sounds interesting.
    This is exactly what I use. Works well!

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    I just bought a cheap bilge pump, cut the end off of an old water hose and clamped it to the bilge pump. Then you can use the hose adapter to winterize it.

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    thanks guys, im off to homedumpo

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    I have used a similar set up on a boat for years. I bought the cheapest sump pump available and adapted the output to a garden hose. I have a 40 gallon rubber garbage can, pour the antifreeze into the can and pump the antifreeze thru the system/ I have multiple adapters for the hose end. The one that would work the best on a ski would be a suicide hose end, it looks like a funnel. I can get it into most openings and it seals pretty well. The antifreeze of choice should be the red automotive type such as Dexcool.
    Last edited by Jack B; 10-23-2011 at 11:09 PM.

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    not to put a spanner in the works but are you guys aware that etylene glycol based antifreezes cause aluminium to furr ie corrode causing internal blockages in aluminium engines and coolers. make sure you use the correct type if you are going to put it in these motors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razzie View Post
    not to put a spanner in the works but are you guys aware that etylene glycol based antifreezes cause aluminium to furr ie corrode causing internal blockages in aluminium engines and coolers. make sure you use the correct type if you are going to put it in these motors.
    The red type such as Dexcool is actually beneficial to the longevity of an aluminum engine. I race a car with an aluminum engine and I always have it pulled apart, it is amazing how clean and corrosion free the Dexcool product keeps the water jackets.

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    This is what I use, you can use a garden hose with it no need for adaptors. I also leave it on my boat for an emergency bilge pump.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...ump-94639.html

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    my l322 is the same red stuff, im talking about ethylene glycol which is usually blue in colour. just advising against using it in aluminium.

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