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Old 06-10-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Winterising a v8

What's the best way to winterise a v8 inboard?drain it?run it in antifreeze or engine bay heaters?
Appreciate any good advice,cheers
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Old 13-10-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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Run engine up to temperature on flush muffs and fresh water. Run for a minute on antifreeze. Through flush muffs. Just as you shut it down skirt some fogging oil into the carb.
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Old 14-10-2015, 06:36 AM   #3
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My advice if you can take both the block drain taps out,anti freeze is ok but dont trust the amount in there, my way of thinking is a drained block all day dont forget to drain your headers as well they split in the cold as well??????
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Old 14-10-2015, 08:45 AM   #4
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antifreeze,drain and heaters,never had a problem
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Run engine up to temperature on flush muffs and fresh water. Run for a minute on antifreeze. Through flush muffs. Just as you shut it down skirt some fogging oil into the carb.
Agreed in full.

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Old 15-10-2015, 08:15 PM   #6
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