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Old 02 November 2010, 19:19   #1
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Winterising - Newbie Help Please.

Got a SIB and 3.3hp mariner 2 stroke this year.

Simple question, what should i do to my outboard to store it for the winter months?

I heard somewhere that all you need to do is drain the fuel out.

Is this the case or is there more to it than that.

Any help or advice apreciated.

Thanks
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Got a SIB and 3.3hp mariner 2 stroke this year.

Simple question, what should i do to my outboard to store it for the winter months?

I heard somewhere that all you need to do is drain the fuel out.

Is this the case or is there more to it than that.

Any help or advice apreciated.

Thanks

sorry, lost the link..........

either drain the fuel or add fuel stabilizer to the fuel & run it thro the engine, change oil in lower unit, grease prop/shaft, wash/run engine out, wash any salt off engine, including below the hood, spray with WD-40, if possible store inside.
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If it;s a 3.5 I would clear the carb jets by running it with the fuel tap closed, or just empty the tank. you could turn a 3.5 upside down over a filler funnel!

Other than that, as T says, wash the salt off and store in a nice warm dry place.


An easy alternative for the washing / draining is to fill youre wheelie bin with water & give it some exersise in fresh water.
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An easy alternative for the washing / draining is to fill youre wheelie bin with water & give it some exersise in fresh water.
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