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    Default winterizing

    how do you get antifreeze into outback v engine

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    5 gallon bucket sitting on swim deck hooked up to fake lake is one way to do it
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    We remove the thermostat, take off the intake house, rig up a 5 gal bucket on top of the engine cover with a hose. Load up bucket with antifreeze, turn on boat, stick the hose from the bucket into the intake and let 10 gallons or so push through it. We forgot to drain the block first, but the antifreeze should have ran through it with all the antifreeze we put through it. Taking the thermostat out takes out the guessing work IMO, but I know plenty of people just get the boat to running temp.
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    Draining the block and the manifolds is the only sure way to know you have the water out of the engine and manifolds. You could then suck up the antifreeze thru the vdrive and that would get everything including the impeller.
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    This is how I do it ('06 Outback): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxmBD2wkk1I&feature=plcp
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    Nice work. How many gallons is really needed?
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    There are two empty antifreeze containers on the ground at the 0:23 mark. Why I couldn't find any other empty containers that held a certain beverage is unknown.


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    If you drain the water, why do you need the antifreeze?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garn View Post
    If you drain the water, why do you need the antifreeze?
    Just extra protection. If you have a heater or shower you need to do more than just drain it...
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    Forgot to mention the ballast system..
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