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How do you winterize your motor?

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Topic: How do you winterize your motor?
Posted By: richinnc
Subject: How do you winterize your motor?
Date Posted: 10/15/2018 at 5:44pm
I've seen countless videos on YTube about winterizing OB motors and I have read as many articles on the subject as well.
 
Fogging....changing oil....treating gas....and a few other things seems to be what most do...or used to do.
 
Recently I have read a couple of articles indicating the new 4 stroke motors do not need to be fogged or run out of gas.  Both would actually be detrimental to the engine.
 
What say you?
 
Update:
Just had a conversation with a Suzuki dealer in Bath, NC and he indicated the "best" thing to do was just run the motor every couple of weeks with non eth fuel that has had stabilizer added.  Interesting.


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The great thing about excruciating pain is....at least you know you are alive.



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Posted By: Barnmb7117
Date Posted: 10/16/2018 at 3:15am
I have an evinrude e tech very easy to winterized. do it when taking the pontoon out of the water for the season. Takes all of 3 minutes.


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Mike
1993 Tracker fishing barge 21
2015 Evinrude pontoon series 90 hp
Summer - On the wolf River Weyauwega, WI
Winter- Chicago, IL


Posted By: richinnc
Date Posted: 10/16/2018 at 4:40am
Originally posted by Barnmb7117 Barnmb7117 wrote:

I have an evinrude e tech very easy to winterized. do it when taking the pontoon out of the water for the season. Takes all of 3 minutes.
 
Ok, so what do you have to do??


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The great thing about excruciating pain is....at least you know you are alive.


Posted By: Barnmb7117
Date Posted: 10/16/2018 at 6:49pm
check youtube for the video. it all done from the driver seat. no fogging oil needed


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Mike
1993 Tracker fishing barge 21
2015 Evinrude pontoon series 90 hp
Summer - On the wolf River Weyauwega, WI
Winter- Chicago, IL



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