^I have heard this as well and always store with fresh oil. makes it easier on that nice spring day you impromptu pull the boat out and run it for the first time
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08-26-2013, 04:18 PM #11'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
08-26-2013, 04:54 PM #12
Yearly maintenance / winterization
I change my fluids every 50 hours now, but we mainly surf and are in brackish water a lot. I'll probably change it 3 times this year, maybe 4 if I'm lucky.2011 Mobius LSV
08-26-2013, 05:00 PM #13Junior Member
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- Aug 2013
If you get 100% of the water out of your engine, you don't need antifreeze. Air don't freeze.
That being said, I always use antifreeze, because I am scared of that one little spot of water that didn't make it out. $15 worth of antifreeze really eases my mind through the winter.
08-27-2013, 10:23 AM #14Senior Member
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- Aug 2011
Re: Yearly maintenance / winterization
Using antifreeze gives you peace of mind and it's cheap so why not?
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2006 Moomba Mobius LSV
08-27-2013, 10:46 PM #15
I do what I've done for the last 30 years and that is drain and blow it out. It hasn't been the last 15 years or so that RV antifreeze has been used. I would think it would take more than 3 gallons to winterize especially to cover the heater as the circulation is a lot less than through the engine. Do you drain the coolant after pumping it through? If not, what is the freeze protection after the antifreeze mixes with the water?1998 Mobius
310 HP PCM
08-28-2013, 12:48 AM #16
for those of you that use antifreeze, how do you get it in the cooling system?
My winterization procedure is as follows.
Add stabil and run engine for 15 minutes, take off spark arrestor and spray fogging oil into intake while engine runs and then shut engine off immediately, change engine oil, remove spark plugs and spray fogging oil into cylinders, turn engine over with coil disabled to prevent it from starting, reinstall plugs, drain all water from everything, clean and reinstall spark arrestor done
every other year (aprox 200 hrs) i replace the spark plugs, tranny fluid, v drive oil, and fuel filter
and none of this take place before decemeber, we don't stop riding until the weekend after thanksgiving...David
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.
08-28-2013, 11:05 AM #17
stabil in gas tank last couple fill ups. normal winterization process. being in Florida does have some advantages .
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08-28-2013, 12:29 PM #18
Yea, I change oil and park in the back of the garage for a couple of weeks then ready to go.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
08-28-2013, 12:38 PM #19