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Old 09-10-2016, 01:35 PM
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Fog motor?

I had our MC winterized at our closest dealer and they changed the oil and winterized the boat. Looking at the service records from the previous owner it shows they always fogged the motor. I called the dealer and he said they did not fog, its not needed! Also is $900 to much to winterize and replace 1 ballast pump? I kind of feel like the dealer in town is sticking it to me since I bought private party and not off the limited inventory they had?? Most importantly I want to make sure the engine is set up for winter properly??
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:12 PM
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The ballast pump retail cost is $230 so figure a small mark up on that price plus labor to install it. I figure that got you the first $325 on your bill. So that's $575 remaining which is pretty normal for a dealership to winterize.

Fogging the motor helps prevent rust from forming on the cylinder walls. Lots of people do it, me included. Lots of people don't.

The cost for me to winterize my boat is less then $200. That's me doing all the work.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:16 PM
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I like to pull plugs, fog the bores. Then I cover the plug and spritz the manifolds with some fresh paint for the winter (bakes off usually during the summer)
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:23 PM
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mcx is a dry intake so fog the cylinders...
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:35 PM
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The ballast pump retail cost is $230 so figure a small mark up on that price plus labor to install it. I figure that got you the first $325 on your bill. So that's $575 remaining which is pretty normal for a dealership to winterize.

Fogging the motor helps prevent rust from forming on the cylinder walls. Lots of people do it, me included. Lots of people don't.

The cost for me to winterize my boat is less then $200. That's me doing all the work.
Right on, Is it possible for me to pull the plugs and fog myself at this point?
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:56 PM
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Right on, Is it possible for me to pull the plugs and fog myself at this point?
It sure is. Pull the plugs and fog through the plug holes.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:44 PM
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I would thing at 525 a fog should have been included.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:52 PM
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I would thing at 525 a fog should have been included.
Yup, it's pretty standard for a dealer to do so.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:21 PM
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I don't think you could fog a fuel injected engine. I've been running seafoam to libricate vs fogging for hibernation. How should I fog the cylinders. Through plugs? Turn over while spraying? Please educate me on this.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:30 PM
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You sure can fog a fuel injected motor - you wouldn't fog a direct injected engine or similar - but you can fog through carbs and fog through most throttle bodies.

But when you think about the "goal" of fogging it is to coat the area in the combustion chamber above the piston rings with light oil to prevent surface rust and to protect the engine at first start.

The most direct way to fog the upper cylinders is to simply pull the plugs and spray directly into the combustion chamber. Many fuel injected engines actually have a port you can go through to fog the intakes.
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