Ahead of lay-up, it is important to clean the engine cooling system from salt, algae and debris to prevent corrosion damage.
Before the winter lay-up, it is also important to protect the cooling system with glycol to avoid frost damage. The “earmuff” type collars available on the market are a bit unsafe and do not always work. They also require access to a hose with running water.
This means that there is a great need for an alternate product.
The PRESERVATION KIT consists of:
1 custom made strong plastic sack 75 x 65 cm (width x height), which is reusable and provided with a drainage hole
5 STRONG-GRIP aluminium clips with roller-pins.
1 clamping strap 1,5 m
Do like this:
Remove the propeller.
Seal the bag drainage hole by means of a STRONG-GRIP wherein the plastic wound 2 times around the roller-pin.
Attach the sack as shown on picture and fill with fresh water (or glycol mixture) from eg a bucket so that the cooling water intake is covered.
The engine is started and allowed to idle (always follow the engine manufacturer’s instructions).
The liquid is re-circulated through the cooling system in a natural way for the motor.
It is important to check that the cooling water circulates and that the engine does not overheat during operation.
Empty the sack when finished (in a vessel to reuse any glycol mixture) through the drainage hole by removing the STRONG-GRIP.