Using Shut Off Valves In The Flushing Process
The Easy Flow Flushing System keeps you from using shut off valves in the flushing process. Because of the system’s design, there is no need to open or close a shut off valve in the engine compartment to flush your engine. If however, you prefer to use one as a protective feature, that’s fine. In doing so, however, the first step in the flushing process should not be closing the shut off valve. The first step after quick connecting a garden hose to the easy flow valve should be to turn on the water. Turning on the water with the shut off valve closed could over pressurize the pump, damaging its seals. With a closed shutoff valve, there is no place for the excess water pressure to escape. Likewise, a closed shut off valve can cause cavitation, if the incoming water is less than the pumps flow rate.
Understanding flow rates and following proper procedure is crucial when using shut-off valves during the flushing process. The easy flow system avoids these concerns by not requiring shut off valves. The patented design of the wye tee allows the maximum city water flow to your pump with a vent. This prevents over pressurization or cavitation. When flushing in water using the Easy Flow System, run your engine at low idle. To be sure, keep the city water turned on fully to prevent saltwater intake.