Why should I buy a SuperFlush*?
The first reason is to protect
your investment. Marine engines are
very expensive and, unfortunately, can deteriorate rapidly when operated
exclusively in saltwater. Virtually all
marine engines, whether outboard, stern drive, or inboard are susceptible to
saltwater/corrosion build-up. This salt eventually crystallizes inside the
engine blocks, manifolds and risers creating hairline cracks allowing water to
enter the engine and cause major damage.
It has been estimated by the National Marine Manufacturers
Association that 70 % of all engine failure is caused by corrosion damage.
The SuperFlush system
with its superior technology of multi-port injection reaches every cavity
within the engine, flushing out the salt buildup from the top down. No other flushing device can match the
effectiveness of a SuperFlush when it comes to protecting your investment in
your engine. It will pay for itself many
times over extending the life of your engines components.
The second reason is convenience. To access the SuperFlush system, you simply
connect a dockside water hose to a conveniently located hose connection panel
installed in the aft cockpit of your boat.
You then simply turn on the water, step back and watch it work. Youíll be amazed at the simplicity. In four
minutes your engine is completely flushed.
Itís that easy.
The third reason is for the
environment. SuperFlush works with your engine turned off and with
the boat in or out of the water.
SuperFlush eliminates all of the environmental problems normally
associated with flushing marine engines.
Why arenít the old
fashioned ear muff style motor flushers adequate for flushing my engine?
The ear muff motor flushers
are twenty year old technology and they have critical shortcomings. Marine engines utilize high volume water
pumps, mostly with neoprene rubber impellers.
Any interruption in the water flow while the engine is running will
severely damage the impeller. With the
ear muff device, you are simply not getting the volume of water into the water
pump and in many instances it will cause the garden hose to collapse. Overheating is extremely detrimental to
engine life and in severe instances may result in immediate damage. In fact, some marine engine repair manuals
contain the following statement:
ďDO NOT EXCEED 1500 RPM AS
HOSE MAY COLLAPSE AND CAUSE ENGINE OVERHEATINGĒ
At 1500 RPM the engine
water pump can only create approximately five pounds of pressure in the cooling
system. This is not nearly enough volume
of water to flush the engine properly.
It has little or no effect on the salt corrosion buildup inside the
engine block. Conversely the SuperFlush
System back-fills the idle engine, pressurized the cooling system to twenty two
pounds and pulsates the water to shake the salt corrosion out of the engine.
My late model outboard has a
Flushport on the engine. Why should I
purchase a SuperFlush?
Flushports access the outboard cooling system via one port
of entry only. Itís effectiveness is
limited in several ways. Because of the
single point of entry it attempts to force water in several directions
resulting in parts of the system getting very little water. With the water entering at the mid-section of
the engine an air bubble is formed in the upper portions of the cooling
system. No water reaches this area with
the flushport. The thermostats on
engines with flushports are designed to limit water flow and this results in
poorly flushed engines. It is critical
that the heads, water jacket covers and all gasket interface areas receive adequate
water volume when flushing. Conversely,
with the SuperFlushís pulsating action and multi-port entry, the entire cooling
system and cooling subsystems are flushed.
You can utilize the flushport engine flushing system regularly and still
encounter salt corrosion buildup. The SuperFlush
pressurizes water into every cavity of the cooling system and shocks the salt
and mineral build up out with a hydrostatic pulse, and is a far superior
technology. Additionally the Chemical
Products line is a key element in engine longevity. Periodic use can greatly extend an engines
life cycle and greatly reduce maintenance requirements.
In addition, accessibility can pose a problem with the
Flushport system when attempting to flush the engine while on the water or on a
lift. SuperFlush solves both of these
My boat stays in the water almost
all the time. Will SuperFlush allow me
to flush my engine without pulling the boat out of the water?
Yes! The SuperFlush System not only operates
with the engines off but flushes in or out of the water.
The less efficient alternatives to SuperFlush are to
install an expensive custom flushing system with brass piping and gate valves
on your inboard, purchase an outboard with flushports or use earmuffs on your
engine. The flushports and earmuffs
still require that you get in the water to utilize them.
My boat is on a lift and
virtually impossible to access with conventional flushing devices. How can SuperFlush help solve this problem?
Install the SuperFlush hose connection access panel on the
side of your boat. By utilizing a
commercial grade quick connect fitting on your garden hose, you can snap the
hose on and by simply turn on a valve connected to the end of the garden hose
to activate your flushing system. With
this setup you can utilize the SuperFlush under nearly inaccessible situations.
I would like to install a SuperFlush
on my new boat but Iím concerned about the engine warranty. Will SuperFlush affect my warranty?
Your warranty stays intact.
The SuperFlush is a completely passive system. Your engine warranty is not affected.
My engine is already fresh water
cooled. How can a SuperFlush improve
what is already there?
Even freshwater or closed cooling systems have components
which are exposed to salt water corrosion.
exhaust risers and
cases, the exhaust manifolds
solves these problems by flushing all of these components.
Can the SuperFlush System be used
to winterize my engine or flush other chemicals through the system?
offers a full line of chemical treatments including an anti-marine growth
solution for retarding zebra mussels and other fouling marine growth. They also offer anti-corrosive treatment and
anti-freeze treatments. All of these are
available through your SuperFlush dealer.
SuperFlush chemical induction kits make quick and easy work of engine
lay up or winterization procedures.
Also, flushing the engine periodically with Rust Preventer offers an additional
anti-corrosive protection and lubrication of the cooling system components.
If my boat is out of the water
and I need to start my engine for test purposes, can I access my SuperFlush to
provide water for the cooling system?
We recommend the engine(s) be off when utilizing the SuperFlush. However, in this instance you could use SuperFlush
as long as you do not exceed 1100 RPM.
Higher RPMs can result in damage to the water pump. Remember, SuperFlush flushes from the top
down and the water pump is pushing the water up into the engine. In this instance, they are working against
each other. That is why we do not
recommend running the engine while utilizing the SuperFlush system.
What about so called
T-fittings? Why donít they do the job?
T-fittings access the engine at one point only, either
upstream or downstream of the raw water pump.
Either junction is inadequate because of the limited water flow
available from the municipal water supply.
If the T-fitting is downstream of the pump, over 65% of the available
water supply will run out the water pickups and be unavailable for engine
flushing. If the T-fitting is installed
upstream of the raw water pump, then the engine will fill to the first gravity
drain point and no further because of inadequate volume. The circulation through the engine will be
minimal, and the upper reaches of the exhaust
systems will not be cooled or
flushed. Additionally over 90% of
impeller damage and wear occurs while attempting to flush engines, caused by
impeller cavitation in the centrifugal housing. The SuperFlush systems overcome these
obstacle by using a multi-point injection scenario, precise metering control
and superior technology.
How can SuperFlush save Time And
Every major engine manufacturer recommends that you
flush your engine after every use. If you use a conventional method (Earmuffs,
Flushports, or T-fittings), you should run the engine from 18-22 minutes at a
high idle to ensure that the thermostats open.
This makes your engine run at higher than normal exhaust temperatures,
resulting in premature engine wear and shortened engine life. And itís time consuming, noisy, expensive
and environmentally unsound.
you time and money by:
MONEY: You donít
run the engine. So you donít use
fuel. Using other methods require 18-22
minutes of running time. At up to $3.00
per gallon (avg. cost of fuel purchased at marina) based on 6 g.p.h. (gallons
per hour) consumption at idle of a 5.7 Liter inboard, thatís $6.00 of fuel per
flush. At 100 flushes thatís $600.00.
TIME: The SuperFlush
System is fully automatic. Connect the
hose, wait four minutes and youíre through.
Other methods require 18-22 minutes of supervised flushing. At 100 Flushes youíve wasted 30-36 man-hours flushing
your engine Vs. 6 hours 40 minutes for the SuperFlush System.
MONEY: The SuperFlush
Systemís superior performance will greatly increase the operational life cycle
of your marine engine by reducing corrosion related problems - by far the
number one cause of engine failure.
MONEY: Less corrosion damage means less money spent
on maintenance and parts.
MONEY: The SuperFlush
Systems use 80 % less water to flush an engine than any conventional method,
saving your money while helping to protect the environment.
*SuperFlush is also
referred to as: super flush, motor flusher, QYSA, QYSA
SuperFlush, QYSA super flush, marine motor flusher, outboard motor flusher, boat motor flusher,
io engine flushing, marine engine flushing kit, and
it replaces Johnson outboard motor
flusher, evinrude 225 engine
flushing, yamaha flusher
outboard, Guardian, Perko, MST Guardian, ThoroFlush, MACS, Flush-Pro
**Corrosion refers to
marine saltwater corrosion and saltwater marine