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Old 16 September 2013, 12:18   #1
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Winterize mercury 15hp

Hi there please could I have sum help I want to winterize my outboard over the winter how do I do it
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Old 16 September 2013, 13:26   #2
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You've only just got it back! Seriously there is still some nice months left being September and October. After that I would drain all the fuel out and stick it in the garage it won't get that cold in there to worry about winterizing
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Ye I no that I was nt goin to do it till end of oct just wanted to look After the engine that's all
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As aj says drain fuel out i usually run mine until warm then disconnect the fuel and run it until it there is no fuel in the carbs and it stops, Store it in the garage preferably somewhere dry and try to get some air around it, dont cover it up. A light oiling of any moving parts will also help, dont use wd40 etc
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As aj says drain fuel out i usually run mine until warm then disconnect the fuel and run it until it there is no fuel in the carbs and it stops, Store it in the garage preferably somewhere dry and try to get some air around it, dont cover it up. A light oiling of any moving parts will also help, dont use wd40 etc
What's the theory with no wd40?
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Isn't wd40 bit like a degreaser?

Where as the likes of gt-85 leaves a PTFE based film behind

Or I'm currently using double T which seems to leave a thick film of grease behind once dry.

I always spray it over the whole engine once I have used it. Should surely help against corrosion

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wd 40 finds the most expensive ellectrical part in your engine , then you can kiss it goodbye, i heard duck oil
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Oil based aerosols are good news, as previously stated wd40 is a degreaser and will remove any oil from the parts your protecting
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