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Old 11-05-2007, 10:57 PM   #11
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I'd fog the engine up after getting the AF into the engine...this will protect the cylinders and keep them from freezing up...it takes probably about a yr for the cylinders to rust up..plus you'd have to have water in the cylinder to promote rust...so fogging is the way to go....or.....and this is just as easy if your handy with a wrench....pull the spark plugs and shoot oil or wd40 into each cylinder...then turn the engine over by hand once or twice...then stick the plugs back in....believe me the cylinders won't rust....and starting in the spring will be easy...
as I stated this is the preferred method of winterizing a small block chevie....so...follow those suggestions and what is recommended by the manufacturer and you won't have any problems....in spring commissioning ...replace the distr. cap/rotor/plugs....and the impeller...drain the rv pink stuff out of the Fresh water system..fill with about a cup of white vinegar let stand for a day..then rince and drain the water system a couple of times...you'll have a trouble free spring...... :wink:
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:17 PM   #12
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All great advice Seapuppy but I'd suggest some not necessary as this is such a new engine.

No need to even open the distributor cap in my opinion.. if the thing doesn't start its your dealers problem
plus you can inspect the plugs when you remove them to fog the cylinders (good luck.. they are a b*astard to get at in the 1800SR) if they need replacing go for it but its doubtful.

With respect to it not having salt in it yet... hmm I'd still antifreeze but yes, you could just drain it and probably be OK.

Fogging the cylinders is best rather than WD40.. you'll see when you use it if you aren't already aware of its ability to splurge EVERYWHERE!

Do you have the MPI engine or the Carb? and looking at the engine do you have a (blue) handle to the front right at the top which goes down a shaft? You should hopefully and this will allow you to drain the engine of water by simply twisting it.

Don't worry about asking questions... I have no problem responding when I have a few spare mins and quite enjoy the boat chat.. missing my Maxum!
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:35 AM   #13
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yeah...didn't mean to do off on a tangent there....my boat has an engine bay that you can move around in...so..brain farted....
don't worry bout asking questions...that's what this site is all about...to talk about our boats and learn from each other..keep pitching...we'll keep hitting them!!...
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:38 PM   #14
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[quote="seapuppy"]I'd fog the engine up after getting the AF into the engine...this will protect the cylinders and keep them from freezing up...it takes probably about a yr for the cylinders to rust up..plus you'd have to have water in the cylinder to promote rust...so fogging is the way to go....or.....and this is just as easy if your handy with a wrench....pull the spark plugs and shoot oil or wd40 into each cylinder...then turn the engine over by hand once or twice...then stick the plugs back in....quote]

Maybe I am missing something ... you fill it with antifreeze by getting the engine to suck it in while running - OK follow that.
If you then remove plugs and oil as you say ... can follow that, but the next step .. "turn engine over once or twice"
Won't this force antifreeze mix back out and leave you additional air space where the mix was ?

If you fog the engine, is removing plugs necessary ? .... I though that was the reason for fogging to put the oil in there.
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turning the engine over by hand won't spit the antifreeze out at all...pulling plugs out of each cylinder and spraying oil in will just coat the cylinder but won't coat all of the walls...fogging will coat the entire cylinder as well as the intake tract...but..if your engine is mpi ..then you can't fog it..it will mess up the oxygen sensors and other sensors in the intake tract.....so...imho....I'd pump or whatever method you use to get antifreeze into the engine and drive ...then...I'd pull plugs and spray oil into each cylinder and turn the engine over by hand...this will spread the oil around the cylnder....finally spray the entire engine outside with wd40 to protect the outside from rust....
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turning the engine over by hand won't spit the antifreeze out at all...pulling plugs out of each cylinder and spraying oil in will just coat the cylinder but won't coat all of the walls
Engine is a carb model so I can Fog it, and if I do that, presume no need to remove plugs.
I guess I can use a 2 stroke oil - certainly not harmful to engines, ... Mercury fogging spray (storage seal) is very expensive.
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ok..carbed..but use a fogging oil...maybe expensive but do it right or do it over again later!!...good luck..
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