Originally Posted by dvsone79
Thanks for the feedback so far. I'm starting to second guess my work. Specifically I'm wondering if the antifreeze got everywhere it needed to go. I probably only ran the engine for 5 minutes on water hose before I switched to antifreeze. Is 5 min long enough to let the thermostat open up? It's being stored in a detached garage in N. Alabama where our winters aren't that severe, but will see several nights and perhaps a few days of freezing temps.
If I was second guessing myself I would do it again especially if you are storing in a detached garage - good reason to do something with the boat then celebrate a job well done with your favorite beverage
..did you see the temp gauge hit 160? I let mine run until 160 for a while then introduce antifreeze.
For the block you could just drain it and store it dry. once it drains pull the impeller and hoses. There's a drain plug on transmission oil cooler - and I also used spin motor a couple of time (safety lanyard off) to get any water out of re-circulation pump.
I switched this year to wet store because of anti corrosion additives in the RV antifreeze.