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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 12:45 AM
Empty Quiver
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Default Re: Outboard motor winter storage

Do not under estimate how bad ethanol fuels are for a stored engine.

I am a believer in leaving stabilized fuel in the system. I would make an exception however if I were dealing wth Ethanol blended fuel. The blue stabilizers are supposed to work in the Ethanol fuels, and likely do just fine. But emptying the system is pretty danged fool proof.

Run the fogging oil through the air intake as well, simply follow the directions.

Most certainly drain the lower unit oil and replace with new right then and there. If you find water in there you have plenty of time for repairs, and you have saved the lower end from freezing and breaking.

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