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Old 18 January 2016, 12:50   #1
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Draining water from an engine

I'm pretty new to outboard ownership.

I've got a new Honda and a friend suggested I might want to make sure that all the water is drained or if it freezes in this cold weather it could crack something... is this truly a concern?

If yes - what is the best way?

I kind of assumed that all the water drained away, well, enough water to mitigate any risk of this sort.

The engine is stored in a cold garage... in Cambridgeshire (not Finland)
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Old 18 January 2016, 13:17   #2
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Yes it can be an issue. In general so long as it is stored vertically the water will drain out the leg. The issue arrises when the engine is tilted as it goes on the trailer and stays tilted. If you remove yours (from sib when travelling?) and store upright when home you should be fine.
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Thanks Poly, and what about condensation in the petrol tank. Is this an issue, is there a good way to mitigate against it?
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Thanks Poly, and what about condensation in the petrol tank. Is this an issue, is there a good way to mitigate against it?
Keep it full. Less air = less wet air for condensate to come out of. If it's going to sit for a while consider adding a fuel stabilizer.

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Thanks Poly, and what about condensation in the petrol tank. Is this an issue, is there a good way to mitigate against it?
Fuel stabiliser
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