Correctly preparing your outboard motor for the off-season will help insure that it’s ready to go next spring. In cold climates, freezing weather can cause costly damage to an engine that isn’t winterized properly.
Do you need to run antifreeze through outboard motor?
To prevent freeze damage, prior to winter storage, many owners simply drain the cooling water out of their outboards. However, while it might seem like “overkill”, we recommend flushing your motor with antifreeze. This will prevent residual water from turning into ice and causing damage during a hard freeze.
Do 4 stroke outboards need to be winterized?
Like inboards and sterndrives, outboard engines are also subject to potential damage from freezing and from being laid up in disuse for months at a time. … So outboards demand winterizing too.
Should I Fog my boat motor?
Before the engine runs out of fuel, spray fogging oil into the carburetor(s). Fogging oil is an anticorrosive that will protect the internal surfaces of the carburetor and the cylinders. Typically the engine will run rough just before it runs out of fuel.
Should I leave my outboard motor up or down?
Should I leave my engine up or down? Simply put, if you are leaving the boat in the water, leave it in the up position to avoid growth. If you are leaving it out of the water, trim it down to drain the water and protect the Power Tilt and Trim seals from the sun.
Do 2 stroke outboard motors need to be winterized?
Winterizing any piece of power equipment is an important step in ensuring it is ready for the next season. Your 2-stroke outboard boat motor is not exception. It’s very easy and only takes about 20 minutes to get it ready for the off season.
How much is a Mercury 115 four stroke?
Mercury Marine 115EXLPT FourStroke • $9,465
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