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WEST MARINE Engine Winterizing Kit

Model # 520411Mfg # 520411

Reg. $49.99

Save $10.00

$39.99

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Product Description

Winterize your outboard or sterndrive with this convenient kit. Uses your existing flusher and a garden hose to winterize your outboard or sterndrive engine, even while it is on the trailer. Kit includes a five-gallon jug, hose fittings and instructions for winterizing. You supply five gallons of nontoxic antifreeze for each engine. Complete instructions are included. Reusable.

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3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Visually pleasing (4)
  • Weather proof (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Messy (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Engine (15)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Casual/ recreational (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

4.3 OMC 19ft baja islander

I think the hose should be a little thicker to let more flow through. Found that it works best when the out drive is comletely down to start a syphon effect. Remember its not...Read complete review

I think the hose should be a little thicker to let more flow through. Found that it works best when the out drive is comletely down to start a syphon effect. Remember its not pressurized like you water hose from the house so don't expect the anti freeze to rush through the engine quickly. It took about a good 7 minutes for 5 gallons of anti freeze to exit out the exhaust. First time winterizing myself to save some $$$. Disconnected all hoses in engine compartment to be sure antifreeze was in them. Use -100 antifreeze incase there is any water left behind. Greater chances of not freezing. It's nice that the product is clear. Can easily tell if engine is sucking up the antifreeze. It works and would recommend this.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

made my own for about $15

outboards don't need flushing, they simply self drain. Using the lower unit adapter on I/O spills most of the anti freeze on the ground. This contraption does not allow enough flow for...Read complete review

outboards don't need flushing, they simply self drain. Using the lower unit adapter on I/O spills most of the anti freeze on the ground. This contraption does not allow enough flow for a running inboard engine. I made my own for about $15 using 5 gal plastic bucket, and screwing a larger diameter (1") gate valve into the side, at the bottom, and used a 1" non-kinkable hose that gets sucked directly from my water pump inlets.

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5.0

Worked great for me

By noname

from Little Rock, Ar

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Engine
    • Outdoor

    Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

    worked great. left a little Anti-Freeze in the jug. hose was crimped from shipment. had to straighten that

     
    4.0

    Worked as designed

    By LeeP

    from Virginia

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

        Made winterizing my Jet Ski's easy.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        4.3 OMC 19ft baja islander

        By M.Smid

        from Addison,IL

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Engine

          Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

          I think the hose should be a little thicker to let more flow through. Found that it works best when the out drive is comletely down to start a syphon effect. Remember its not pressurized like you water hose from the house so don't expect the anti freeze to rush through the engine quickly. It took about a good 7 minutes for 5 gallons of anti freeze to exit out the exhaust. First time winterizing myself to save some $$$. Disconnected all hoses in engine compartment to be sure antifreeze was in them. Use -100 antifreeze incase there is any water left behind. Greater chances of not freezing. It's nice that the product is clear. Can easily tell if engine is sucking up the antifreeze. It works and would recommend this.

           
          5.0

          Makes winterizing of all systems a snap

          By Cruiser

          from MN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Used To Winterize All Sys
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ac
            • Engine
            • Generator
            • Water Sytems

            Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

            Used to winterize all systems and saves on amount of antifreeze needed.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great

             
            2.0

            Not so great

            By Boat Nut

            from Fayetteville NC

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Engine

            Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

            Well I just used the tank on my Correct Craft Ski Nautique. After I got it to stop leaking it worked great. My inboard motor sucked in five Gallons as I sprayed in the fogging oil. The problem I had is the brass fitting would not screw onto the plastic shut off valve tight enough to stop it from leaking. It leaked so bad water sprayed everywhere. I found a way to fix the problem by adding an additional plastic shut off valve between the original shut off valve and the brass fitting. See photo.

            This is clearly a case where the people designing the product has never used it. They probably don't even own a boat.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Why use it for an outboard??

            By IcutMetl

            from Sandusky Ohio

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Engine

            Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

            The fact that this is advertised to be used on outboards is misleading to a lot of boaters. I'm not sure why WestMarine does that. Outboards self-drain and do not need antifreeze if stored upright; if you do use antifreeze, it will drain itself out anyway. Perfect for an I/O, inboard, or water system., however.

            (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            made my own for about $15

            By lightfoot

            from harrison twp., MI

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Ok for plumbing systems

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Not enough flow for engin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

              outboards don't need flushing, they simply self drain. Using the lower unit adapter on I/O spills most of the anti freeze on the ground. This contraption does not allow enough flow for a running inboard engine. I made my own for about $15 using 5 gal plastic bucket, and screwing a larger diameter (1") gate valve into the side, at the bottom, and used a 1" non-kinkable hose that gets sucked directly from my water pump inlets.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works for washdown pumps also!

              By Trophy

              from MI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

                  Used to pink my washdown and bait box.Worked great and saved the cost to have it winterized.

                   
                  5.0

                  Works GREAT!

                  By Mike

                  from Cumming GA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Protects Well
                  • Visually Pleasing
                  • Weather Proof
                  • Works great

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Engine

                  Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

                  I've used this very same kit for YEARS. The old method of releasing the drain plugs and draining the manifolds / risers as well as water pickup pump etc, is all nicely flushed with clean biodegradable antifreeze. Once you use this kit (and know how to use it correctly) - it makes winterizing a breeze in a fraction of the time. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone wanting to save time / money.

                   
                  5.0

                  Very easy to use and worth every penny

                  By The Novice

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great instructions
                  • WORKS VERY GOOD

                  Cons

                  • No Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Engine Winterizing Kit:

                    Very easy to follow instructions. Works good and will save hundreds of dollars not having to pay someone else. Highly recommend!!!

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