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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Tip for getting Water out of the Engine after a Drowning
Here's a tip that may be helpful, although I've never had to try it:
After tearing several of these engines apart, I was amazed at how many nooks, cranies, and hollows there are in the engine castings. I've drained engines completely of oil, pulled the cylinders off and flipped the engine upside-down and ended up with another 1/2 quart of oil on the floor, including the oil that was laying on the top of the heads. I can only guess that these same hollows would hold water (being heavier than oil) even worse than oil.
If my Prairie drowned, I would drain all the oil out, remove the oil filter, hook my engine hoist to the rear rack and stand it on end, hook to the front rack and stand it up on end again, and then see how much more water and oil dumps out. My guess is that it would be substantial. I would then refill and and run it for a couple minutes and then do the procedure again. It should greatly reduce the amount of times that you will need to change the oil, and reduce the chances of circulating water through the engine.
Please post it up if anyone tries this; I'd like to know how you make out.
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