Originally Posted by mercedes123
Hi Im new to this forum-just bought a maxum 1800mx 2005.Ref the winterization side- on e bay there is a very easy diy winterization kit to fill the engine with antifreeze.This comprises of a container and all the connections to connect to the ear mufflers.Trouble is cannot get this kit in uk as far as i Know.Getting it from usa is expensive around 90-100pounds.Does anyone know where one can get this DIY kit in the uk.I am even looking at the choice of making my own kit up but this takes time.Any ideas on this would be appreciated.
One MAJOR caution about using this kit which it doesn't make clear is you need to have the engine warmed up to operating temperature to ensure the t-stat is fully opened before using the kit otherwise the antifreeze will not circulate through the engine.
I flush my engine with city water first to get it to operating temp. then remove all drain plugs, some people stop here since the coolant passages then just have air in the then and air doesn't freeze. However I reinstall the drains and then flush with antifreeze to dilute any remaining water and help prevent rust in the passages.