Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Creedmoor NC
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No raw water flow after attempt to winterize - What happened
OK...I decided to be "smart" and run some propylene glycol (pinkstuff) through the raw water intake.
Before I did I started the engine and confirmed water flow. Stopped the engine, disconnected the intake hose (after turning off the seacock of course) and put it into a bucket of PG.
I started the engine expecting it to pull the pinkstuff in but it didn't. So after another try I reconnected the hose to the seacock (and turned the seacock on!). I started the engine to see if water would flow and it didn''t.
So what has happened? It sounds like there is an airblock or something. I didn't know that was something to worry about and don't know how to bleed the air out of a raw water line. If it's not that, I guess my raw water pump just happened to fail at that particular point.
Any ideas?....what should I try next?
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