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tommy panfish
09-13-2010, 12:59 PM
We bought a 96 190w/Chevy TBI earlier this year. Joined the site and have used a lot of the tips to clean our boat up. I live in Michigan, but am fortunate to have heated winter storeage. The garage I leave it in stays at 55 degrees. What do I need to do as far as draining water from engine etc.? Do I need to do it? Should I spray a lubricant into the spark plug holes to prevent any corrosion from starting in cylinders? I plan on changing engine oil, lubing cables, etc over the winter. Any info provided is appreciated.

flipper
09-13-2010, 01:03 PM
Look in the FAQ section. Yes drain the water. If the heater goes out for some reason it will screw you summer all up.

JDK
09-21-2010, 03:24 PM
Do I need to do it?

Yes (at least drain the block and manifolds). It's easy to do and the risk of not doing it and something happening to your 55" garage is a ruined engine

NatesGr8
09-21-2010, 04:45 PM
I would winterize as normal. Stabilize the fuel, change the oil, fog the cylinders, drain the block and manifolds

east tx skier
09-21-2010, 11:49 PM
I'd go as far as adding rv antifreeze for corrosion protection.

TX.X-30 fan
09-22-2010, 02:13 PM
I dozed and sliced my forehead on the desk reading all the winterization threads.........:D

east tx skier
09-22-2010, 03:50 PM
I dozed and sliced my forehead on the desk reading all the winterization threads.........:D

That's a sharp desk.

TX.X-30 fan
09-22-2010, 04:00 PM
That's a sharp desk.




Thank-you...