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infantrybu

engine dew

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infantrybu

i woke up this morning to inspect my engine compartment because tomarrow im going to winterize. As I opened the engine cover i seen my engine was covered in dew. is there some kind of lubricant i can spray on the whole engine to keep rust from coming.

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99response

Good old WD-40 will do the trick, Pennzoil also makes a lubricant, another favorite is Bioshield T9

Chris

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vette-ski

You can also use a block of wood to keep the engine compartment cracked open. A little air circulation might prevent the dew from forming in the first place.

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jetskipro550

I used to soak the whole engine ares of our jet skis with WD-40 before I put them away for winter and I would also crack open the hatch and seat just so it doesn't get nasty in their.

wait, wait, I am getting a scent related memory....ummmmmm WD-40 and premixed gas mmmmmmm...... :blush:

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Pistol Pete

infantry.

Whatever type of cover you have on the boat, it can breathe, right?

You didn't lay a plastic tarp right on top of the cloth cover trapping all the moisture in the trunks and engine compartment. (like I did)

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RogerQ
Good old WD-40 will do the trick, Pennzoil also makes a lubricant, another favorite is Bioshield T9

Chris

Be careful with WD40. It is a solvent and will not inhibit rust. I learned this one the hard way.

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WakeAndSno

Use Boeshield T-9 from your local marine shop (Boater's World, Wet Marine, Boat US)

JZ

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Malibudude

In the event you can't get any air circulating in the eingine compartment, I'd suggest Dri-Ez. This will reduse the moisture.

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aneal000
Use Boeshield T-9 from your local marine shop (Boater's World, Wet Marine, Boat US)

JZ

I've had good luck with this stuff.

I like WD40 a lot though... I use it where it shouldn't be used!

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beef

I use CRC 6-56. It is a marine specific spray that protects against corrosion. Spray down under the engine box a couple times a year & you'll get the protection plus the great WD40-like smell.

Edit: Is there anyone with a dd that doesn't prop open the engine box between uses?

Edited by beef

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Baddog
I use CRC 6-56.  It is a marine specific spray that protects against corrosion.  Spray down under the engine box a couple times a year & you'll get the protection plus the great WD40-like smell.

Edit:  Is there anyone with a dd that doesn't prop open the engine box between uses?

I don't and don't seem to have any condensate issues. Biggest change came when I adjusted my packing nut properly and reduced my residual bilge water to just about nothing.

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mrothwell
Edit:  Is there anyone with a dd that doesn't prop open the engine box between uses?

Ummm, ME.

I never have propped the engine box open, and never had any rust either. 7 years on my first inboard and 2 years on my second.

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beef

Interesting. I've just always propped up the cover without really thinking about it. Just looking for that extra bit of ventilation, I guess.

In certain weather conditions (during times of the year when there are wide temp swings) I get condensation on the engine anyway. No way to stop it on a cold block when the temp gets warm quickly. Still don't have any rust issues though after 7 seasons.

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mrothwell
Interesting.  I've just always propped up the cover without really thinking about it.  Just looking for that extra bit of ventilation, I guess.

In certain weather conditions (during times of the year when there are wide temp swings) I get condensation on the engine anyway.  No way to stop it on a cold block when the temp gets warm quickly.  Still don't have any rust issues though after 7 seasons.

well, you do have a Mastercraft - it probably needs extra care. Tease2.gif

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beef
well, you do have a Mastercraft - it probably needs extra care.  Tease2.gif

Yowch! Guess I should've expected that sooner or later... ROFL.gif The engine's still in good shape, but the boat's done fer Crazy.gif

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mrothwell

glad to see the comment was takin' in the manner it was intended.

Honestly tho, I dont know anyone that does prop their cover open. Even my buddies with MC's

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Boomer

Back in the prehistoric days, when DD were chic, I used to prop the engine cover on my PC Prostar open as well. I'd just put a spare bumper under the front and let the cover sit on it.

Now that I've come into the modern era and own a v-drive, no longer do it. Biggrin.gif

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VinRLX

then you are putting uneven stess on the hinges and such. not good on a MasterCrap.

J/k, j/k.

I prop it for the winter, but not during the summer. Haven't noticed a problem. I run the blower regularly, however, and lift the cover for the first start of the day. YMMV

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