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Old 10-09-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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I meant Rydlyme.

I'm getting a tremendous amount of foaming and crud coming out, so I guess that's a good thing ?

It has been circulating for only 20 minutes.

I mixed it 1:1 per instructions I read on their site. Hope that's right.

Reason I'm trying Rydlyme is because a tech supposedly did this flush with Barnacle Buster right after I bought the boat (I was not there to see what was done and I can't get in contact with him), but it didn't have any effect. I'm not sure he did anything based on the dirty stuff coming out.
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:57 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:03 PM   #3
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I've used it. Keep pumping until the foam goes away. Takes a few hours.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:05 PM   #4
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Ok. Thanks. I'm kind of excited crud is coming out. Hopefully this helps my slight overheat situation.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:10 PM   #5
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I had to buy another gallon to keep liquid in the bucket because of the foaming. Keep an eye on that.
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I was wondering about that. I had to order this stuff so hope that isn't the case. Guess I could add a but more water if the pump starts to suck air.
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That foam indicates that you had LOTs of carbonate scale in that system. But foam is good, keep circulating few hours until it dies down. Also looks like your former mechanic wasn't so honest.

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That foam indicates that you had LOTs of carbonate scale in that system. But foam is good, keep circulating few hours until it dies down. Also looks like your former mechanic wasn't so honest.

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It would appear so. Sigh.

Maybe he flushed the coolant side. I have no idea. I hate letting others work on my boat.
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Please tell us that you removed your Zincs before starting the flush?
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:58 PM   #10
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Oh shit. I didn't.

Just kidding. No zincs on this engine.

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Just did the Rydlyme last week. It foams like mad. Took about 4 hours before it quit on each engine. Lots of crud came out. Product was not too bad price wise but the shipping on 5 gallons was over half the cost of the product!
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Just did the same, using Barnacle Buster. Had it in there for 4 hrs, circulate for a while, sit for a while. Did not get much out, but wasn't having any problems. No foam though. Hopefully all is well for another year or so.
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Why RYDLYME and not Barncle Buster? We have a 28 year old engine and as far as I know it has never seen any of these products. We don't have any issues but ... Pros/cons? Recommended as PM? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Raw water flush with Rudlyme

Only reason I did Rydlyme was because a tech had allegedly used BB already 12 months ago and I wanted to try something different. Judging by the amount of crap that came out I have my doubts if he did anything.

Did a quick run today and the temp issue is better by about 5 degrees. Not perfect but better.

Is BB supposed to be better?
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They both work just fine if used correctly. What is your operating temp. now?
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At WOT it got up to 190, and it took awhile to get there. Before it got up to 200 pretty quickly.
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So it only got to 190 at WOT? And once at 190 did it just stay there and not rise any higher? What was the temp. at cruise RPMs?

Finally have you confirmed your temp. gauge is accurate?
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At cruise it's a little less than 180.

Yes it stayed at 190 at WOT.

I used a infrared thermometer to confirm the gauge was correct. It seems pretty close to accurate.
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Then I'd say your engines cooling system is just fine.
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Ok. Thanks for the help.
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