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Old 24-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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winterising advice

Wasn't expecting to wake up this morning to find frost! However i suppose it is nearly December
My question is, as i have never owned an inboard before (4.3 mercruiser) when winterising should be done. Is it easy enough to do yourself?

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Old 24-11-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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Wasn't expecting to wake up this morning to find frost! However i suppose it is nearly December
My question is, as i have never owned an inboard before (4.3 mercruiser) when winterising should be done. Is it easy enough to do yourself?

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I use to flush through with a anti salt buid up crystals then rig up a bilge pump to muffs and stick it in a drum of fresh water and antifreeze mix then run here up until you can see mix coming out. Dont know if this is the right way but worked ok for me
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Old 24-11-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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will the fact we had a frost last night have been detremental?
an also seen advice about fogging the engine too and draining the block taking the bungs out of the manifolds
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I usually
run on flush muffs till up to temp,
stop and re run on a mix of antifreeze and fresh water till you see it coming out of the exhaust outlet.
as its running low on the mixed antifreeze, with flame arrestor off, spray a light mist of fogging oil into the inlet and shut down engine.
remove fuel filter or drain filter bowl so not to go off.
remove or slacken belts
remove and store battery
drain any fresh water tanks
Some remove the drive or at least leave in the down position when can
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