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#11959955 - 12/01/16 09:11 AM Winterizing Outboard
T-racer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 40
Loc: Melissa, Tx
Alright guys, I've got a noob question, but don't wanna screw up my motor so I've got to ask. Have heard all sorts of things about winterizing your outboard, wanna get a true answer as to the best way to do it/what I need to do. I plan on fishing at least once a week or at the very least once every 2 weeks through most of the winter so I should be running the motor on a pretty regular basis. Mainly concerned about making sure I don't have any water in the engine when it does dip below freezing. Thoughts?
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#11959959 - 12/01/16 09:12 AM Re: Winterizing Outboard [Re: T-racer]
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16280
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
trim the motor down all the way so the water runs out of the hub. Nothing else you need to do.

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#11959985 - 12/01/16 09:22 AM Re: Winterizing Outboard [Re: T-racer]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Might want to make sure that lower unit oil has no H2O in it.
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#11960110 - 12/01/16 10:19 AM Re: Winterizing Outboard [Re: T-racer]
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Registered: 08/24/16
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Loc: Melissa, Tx
Is it common for water to be in the Lower unit oil?
And thanks Huck, figured I wouldn't have to do much since it will be running, just don't need my lower unit cracking. I'll trim it down when not in use.
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#11960206 - 12/01/16 11:10 AM Re: Winterizing Outboard [Re: T-racer]
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Originally Posted By: T-racer
Is it common for water to be in the Lower unit oil?


not unless you have a problem your unaware of. If your prop shaft seal is bad it's possible you have water in the lower.

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