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Old 06-28-2008
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I have had a Merc 9.9 hp on my c27 for a couple of years. I'm sure the PO never flushed it, as soon after purchase, it quit squirting out the coolant. I'll save you most of the details that followed. The point being, using a standard "ear-muff" type flusher was not practical. That's why it never got flushed. Now I simply remove the engine cover, disconnect the rubber tube that transfers the coolant to the outside of the engine compartment, and slip on a properly sized tube, downsized from a water hose, with a shut of valve incorporated, and flush the system in reverse. Seems to work beautifully. Good luck. Pat O
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