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Old 14 December 2007, 10:31   #11
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Which stabiliser would you use ?
I use some Yamaha stuff for jetskis but it's all the same as long as it's for petrol AFAIK. You can even buy it at garden machinery centres-Briggs and Stratton branded.
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Old 14 December 2007, 14:14   #12
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Does the Etec leg evacuate all the water after switch off, in the same way the Opti's do?

Keep the fuel tanks and oil tanks topped up, auto fogging seems nice
Iam not sure how the optis do that , the book tells you to keep the motor upright after use for it to drain. All the water certainly seems to drain out fast as you take the muffs off or as you tilt it back down after recovery.
I thought they all did ?
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Old 14 December 2007, 17:41   #13
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Which stabiliser would you use ?
I've never bothered with stabiliser. I always fill to brim to winterize, they've always fired up fine the following season. Perhaps runs a little sweeter when the first bit of fresh is added.
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Old 14 December 2007, 18:12   #14
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I've never bothered with stabiliser. I always fill to brim to winterize, they've always fired up fine the following season. Perhaps runs a little sweeter when the first bit of fresh is added.

Me too , I did chuck a bottle of wynnes dry lube in the tank to stop any water causing problems .
One thing I don't like about the stainless tank in the new boat is that it seems to condensate worse than plasic on the outside at least.
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As I understand it, you can "Auto Fog" an Evinrude DI, anyone know how to do this?

The Manual seems to have left that bit out.
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Me too , I did chuck a bottle of wynnes dry lube in the tank to stop any water causing problems .
One thing I don't like about the stainless tank in the new boat is that it seems to condensate worse than plasic on the outside at least.
Yeah, Ally tanks are not good either. It pays to change the in-line water separator filter a week or two into the season rather than before you bung it in for the first time.
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I use some Yamaha stuff for jetskis but it's all the same as long as it's for petrol AFAIK. You can even buy it at garden machinery centres-Briggs and Stratton branded.


Interested in this little conversation, ive been wondering what i should do with my rib as its the first winter season that ive had her. at the moment ive flushed the engine through, sprayed with wd40 as advised and thats about it really. got the cover on and it's sheltered between garages so some advise on this would be good....
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Interested in this little conversation, ive been wondering what i should do with my rib as its the first winter season that ive had her. at the moment ive flushed the engine through, sprayed with wd40 as advised and thats about it really. got the cover on and it's sheltered between garages so some advise on this would be good....
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Grease everything that moves. If it doesn't then grease it til it does

Run engine up with fuel with stabiliser in.

Get a can of fogging oil. Follow the instructions. (it's easier than posting how to use it and it's nice and concise on the can)

Change the impeller before using it again. (a yearly change does no harm and keeps you on top of it).
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Old 15 December 2007, 09:00   #19
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Thanks for that, sounds all pretty easy apart from the impeller change and looking back through a few old posts it does seem to be a little complicated but sure i'll figure it out...

When you say run the engine up with fuel with Stabiliser in, what exactly do you mean?


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Grease everything that moves. If it doesn't then grease it til it does

Run engine up with fuel with stabiliser in.

Get a can of fogging oil. Follow the instructions. (it's easier than posting how to use it and it's nice and concise on the can)

Change the impeller before using it again. (a yearly change does no harm and keeps you on top of it).
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Old 15 December 2007, 14:28   #20
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Thanks for that, sounds all pretty easy apart from the impeller change and looking back through a few old posts it does seem to be a little complicated but sure i'll figure it out...

When you say run the engine up with fuel with Stabiliser in, what exactly do you mean?
This is what it does:-
http://www.mandp.co.uk/productInfo.aspx?catRef=502829
(and a cheap bottle of stabiliser too!)

What you need to do is put the required amount in your tank and start the engine up on muffs for 5 minutes or so to make sure the carbs and fuel lines have stabilised fuel in them. That way it'll fire up when you next use it and the fuel won't go off.

Get a manual to do the impeller change-or pay a dealer to do it.
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