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Old 04 December 2006, 09:45   #1
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What is it and do I need to do it?
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Old 04 December 2006, 10:50   #2
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You do if your engine is going to lie idle for any length of time (usually during winter)

basically it involves a set of specific service jobs and coating the inside of the engine with a 'fogging' oil to prevent siezure from standing idle.
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Old 05 December 2006, 03:41   #3
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What is it and do I need to do it?
Its to ensure that there's no water lying in the engine tubes which could freeze, and also that all metal surfaces are coated in oil so that condensation can't cause shiny bits to go rusty.
Engine manual should give more details, or pop to your friendly dealer for advice.
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Mercury Winterization FAQs

http://www.mercurymarine.com/winterization_faqs
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If possible, it is better to run it periodicaly than winterise it.
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If possible, it is better to run it periodicaly than winterise it.
That's how I did it last winter - make sure it gets a good run once a month, even in winter you get the odd day that is worth ribbing on
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Old 06 December 2006, 07:13   #7
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If possible, it is better to run it periodicaly than winterise it.
If you're going to do that, make sure you're well protected from hard frosts!!
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If you leave it on a trailer, leave the engine trimmed down, it will enable water to drain better
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