I guess you could call it improper winterizing. Last run of that year the water at the reservoir was extremely low - to the point I backed past the end of the dock at the launch and 20ft into the mud before I even hit the water. Coming back out of the water was a murky mess. Then the boat sat for a few weeks before winterizing. Should have known better...
That next Spring after getting everything back together and warmed it up to do an oil change I had the dreaded milkshake.
AWS was swamped and referred me to their engine shop to get in sooner. Got in there and a tech pulled one drain plug from the block. Little rusty water comes out. He grabs a little piece of wire like a coat hanger and sticks it up into the block and works it around some. Some really mucky slime like mud and silt comes out and then some blackish water.
I guess there was a bunch of sediment crap trapped in the block that hardened and trapped some water in one of the jackets. Cracked block...
Bummer of a way to start the summer but they got a new engine in it within just a week or two and we did an upgrade option with a little hotter cam too.
I haven't investigated the winterizing work that AWS did this year yet but plan to in considering my DIY for next year.
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10-25-2010, 04:24 AM #31Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
10-25-2010, 10:16 PM #32-Mark
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10-26-2010, 06:47 PM #33
270$ for full winterize and oil change.. added a shrink wrap and storage for a extra 275.. not to bad i dont think
10-26-2010, 10:59 PM #34
$182 at Atlanta Marine for full winterization. Oil & Filter change is extra.Drew
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Old ride: 2008 OBV
10-28-2010, 09:57 AM #35Senior Member
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- Alpine, Utah
50 bucks for heater?
This is what blows me away. Fifty dollars to winterize your heater! You literally disconnect two hoses and you can blow it out with your own mouth! It takes 2 minutes to do the entire thing! Fifty bucks for that?!? That's ridiculous. That should just be part of the normal winterization. That's a rip-off.
2007 Mobius LS (Direct Drive)
10-28-2010, 01:58 PM #36
10-28-2010, 05:25 PM #3709 21v LAUNCH
run your engine after you change your oil
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10-28-2010, 09:05 PM #38
I have a thermometer in the garage-- and also keep a little cup of water just in case. It never got below 46 in there on the coldest night last year-- I think it was about 27 outside.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
11-01-2010, 10:13 PM #39I wonder if the economy is partially to blame for the damage. I have 3 buddies who have gone through the split in the last 6 months. 14 years, 13 years and 13 years and now starting over.
I find I'm attracted to loud shiny things that go fast. Not necessarily a good thing when it comes to women. They don't exactly make for a good wife...
Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
11-03-2010, 02:00 PM #40Junior Member
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- Aug 2010
In californina I was quoted $256 without the oil change, so i did it myself with the awsome pics and notes provided by cab13367 last week. It did take me awail but most of the time I was trying to get at the hoses and bolts with various tool. next year will be faster.