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Old 09-13-2010, 11:59 AM
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Winterization Question

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.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:03 PM
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Look in the FAQ section. Yes drain the water. If the heater goes out for some reason it will screw you summer all up.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:24 PM
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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
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:45 PM
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I would winterize as normal. Stabilize the fuel, change the oil, fog the cylinders, drain the block and manifolds
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:49 PM
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I'd go as far as adding rv antifreeze for corrosion protection.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:13 PM
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I dozed and sliced my forehead on the desk reading all the winterization threads.........
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:50 PM
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I dozed and sliced my forehead on the desk reading all the winterization threads.........
That's a sharp desk.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:00 PM
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