Re: Winterizing first I/O
☄ Helpfulby Hummer82 2013/09/13 14:35:57
Winterizing them isn't that difficult but I would recommend getting a manual. With that small motor there should be lots of room to get to the drain plugs on the motor too. You have to drain the block, pull the hose off the water pump and the hose that goes to the manifold(s). OMC also has 3 screws that you have to take out of the drive to drain the water out of it. I always run antifreeze through mine and fog the carb, then change the oil and do all the draining as if I didn't use antifreeze (better safe than sorry). It will take a couple of hours, not a big deal. Do not leave your drive tilted up over the winter and change the oil in the drive now as well. You can get a manual on ebay for $40-50...
I have had so much trouble taking my boats to "professionals" that I do all my own work now...
Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect.