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Winterize '92 Malibu Euro3?


Moondogger

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Do a search in these forums... this has been covered MANY times.  Quick and dirty:

1. Run engine on fake an lake until up to operating temp

2. Remove ail filter, fog carburetor with fogging oil for 5-10secs, I usually do it until I stall the engine (or you can shut off and remove plugs and fog each cylinder individually)

3. Drain and Change oil/filter if you have hit the change interval

4. Remove all drain plugs and drain the water from the exhaust manifolds and block

5. remove impeller and put it in a ziplock bag on the dash

 6. re-install block drains, disconnect cooling hoses at thermostat and fill with some RV antifreeze just to ensure any leftover water in the block can't freeze

A lot of people's procedures differ... but that's what I do.

If you have a hot water shower, and heater make sure you drain those.

I put bounce dryer sheets and dessicant in the boat as well.

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8 minutes ago, powbmps said:

Just make sure you poke something into the block drain holes to be sure there is no debris blocking the water from coming out.

This is real!!  Last week I helped a neighbor winterize his Mercruiser 4.3, and I opened the first block drain and nothing came out.  I said "are you sure you didn't already drain it?"  He was like "wow, I guess it's empty".  Then I asked him to get a piece of wire, and stuck it in, and sure enough water poured out.  It would have been a cracked block for sure.

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