So, i try to fire the engine up once a month. I also run it before a river trip. Whats the proper way to build heat in the engine on the trailer. It takes a while for my water temp guage to even register heat, i've wondering if i should slow down the water from the hose to allow the heat to build faster or if this is a bad idea?
This is my proceedure (right or wrong)..
1. Turn the hose on so that i get about a 6" stream of water out the back.
2. Fire the engine, bring the rpms up to 2K for 5-10 seconds.
3. Idle for a 5-10 minutes, brining rpms up to 2K-3K for 5-10 seconds here and there.
4. Few Waps here and there.
When sticking my hand on the head it takes quite a while to feel heat in them. water temp guage also bearly shows anything twords the end of the run.