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Old 21 October 2012, 05:43   #11
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[QUOTE=jezza2011;494997the longest my boat was out of the water for was 2.5 years, no anti freeze no fuel stabaliser.. and it started first time still does.[/QUOTE]

2x quicksilver tanks under the console with about 1/2 to 1/3 of a tank.

I take it the fuel was also 2.5 years old, I'm staggered that it was not stale and actually sparked up.[/QUOTE]

Well try storing some fuel and pop a match to it. its going to go boom.

I totally agree in countries that have high ethanol content to their fuels then yep you need something to stop the ethanol evaportaing as its more volatile than petrol but here its not totally nessesary. but thats just my opinion.
Having had experience of old classic cars sitting for months we never put anything in the tanks.
just made sure the batteries were good to go and turn the key.
like the obm never had any issues.

i do admit 2.5 years was a very very long to time to leave the fuel but it was as it turns out good. Poured the fuel into 1 tank and went round Howth ROI.

but again this was a 1991 3 carb 75hp mariner marathon mota so strong as old boots.
a modern efi engine my not be too happy.

as for anti freeze well there is nothing the manual for that and the dealers never as far as I know do that to the engines.

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Old 22 October 2012, 17:33   #12
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Antifreze

Hi guys can anyone tell me how much anti freeze a yamaha 115 will need roughly ? Is it just standard car anti freeze?
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Old 23 October 2012, 03:31   #13
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Hi guys can anyone tell me how much anti freeze a yamaha 115 will need roughly ? Is it just standard car anti freeze?
The outboard will drain down so need for anti freeze, but if a matter if course 5 litres will be enough to do a 50/50 mix of water. Yes normal car stuff
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Old 23 October 2012, 04:04   #14
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In 20+ years of owning boats I've never run antifreeze through for winter storage, & we've had -15C up here in the frozen north. If it's an Etec, it will self winterise, just follow the instructions in the owners manual. Wash the powerhead with a low pressure hose & let the water run down inside the cowls to flush out the salt. I always add Evinrude 2+4 conditioner to the tanks & fill them to the brim for winter. Put the battery (ies) on a good charger (eg Cetek) & leave them on float through the winter. Make sure the trailer is WELL rinsed, including the hitch, brake drums & inside the box sections if you can get to them. Check the tyre pressures, if poss block up the trailer on axle stands or wooden blocks to take the weight off the tyres. Light the fire, pour a dram, get the dog in & settle down for the winter. Plan next years trips & spend the next few months talking bollix on Ribnet.
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[QUOTE=jezza2011;494884]spray lectrics with wd40.[QUOTE]

I've always been told not to spray WD40 on Electrics especially on the connectors and rubber boots found on the wiring within the engine, because it eats away at it.

Can anyone confirm? Is there some alternative or something better than one can use?

I had once been advised that if I did spray engine with WD40 I should wait a bit and then use an air compressor to blow off excess, especially on the rubber boots/connectors?
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Old 23 October 2012, 04:19   #16
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[QUOTE=npm108;495453][QUOTE=jezza2011;494884]spray lectrics with wd40.
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I've always been told not to spray WD40 on Electrics especially on the connectors and rubber boots found on the wiring within the engine, because it eats away at it.

Can anyone confirm? Is there some alternative or something better than one can use?

I had once been advised that if I did spray engine with WD40 I should wait a bit and then use an air compressor to blow off excess, especially on the rubber boots/connectors?
Correct WD40 (which is glorified paraffin) will eventually turn all the rubbery bits to snot. I use Corroguard & dry silicone spray.
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WD40 is a big NO NO paraffin and water mix get this its the dogs dangles http://www.acf-50.co.uk/corrblock.htm
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totally right. do not use WD40 for this as will expand rubbers n shit, I use quicksilver corrosion guard or Wurth 2040 spray
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WD40 is a big NO NO paraffin and water mix get this its the dogs dangles http://www.acf-50.co.uk/corrblock.htm
Or if you want to splash the cash how about a outdoor Coon (and I am not being racist ) that is what it's called I saw one today one of my customers has his Ferrari in one keeps the electrics dry.
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Fuel tank

When I had a hard boat before the enlightenment there was mixed vies on whether the tank should be full or empty due to condensation building in the tank what do you guys do ? I must say the costs with an outboard are far less than lay up and servicing of my previous inboard engine : )
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