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Old 09-05-2005, 01:39 PM
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winterizing woes

first time winterizing advice needed,one shop says disconnect all hoses etc. another says i don,t have to do that just have all lines blown out,any suggestions as to trust
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:47 PM
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First question is do you have a closed or fresh water cooled boat?
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:53 PM
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first time winterizing advice needed,one shop says disconnect all hoses etc. another says i don,t have to do that just have all lines blown out,any suggestions as to trust
I read the winterizing recommendations in the 2004 owner's manual - disconnecting hoses, removing drain plugs etc. but when I asked my MC dealer about winterizing - they just run about 5 gallons of antifreeze through the engine and heater, change the oil/filter and send you on your way. $250.
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:03 PM
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You should at least disconnect the heater & shower hoses at their lowest point. I installed radiator flush Ts in mine so that all I had to do was remove the cap & let the heater core drain into the bilge.
Last winter when it got really cold, I disconnected the 4 hoses up by the thermostat housing & poured the pink RV antifreeze in each one till they were full. Seemed to work fine.
Just be sure to connect it all again when you take the boat out!
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:03 PM
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thank you for the advice one shop quoted 400.00,the other 750.00,this is my 4 th boat where i did the work myself you can imagine my surprise when i got the quotes bottom line i do not want to hurt this motor only 459 hrs thanks again
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:09 PM
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Megs I saw in another thread you said you had the Corvette engine. You have aluminum heads. Someone please verify for Megs but am almost positive you do NOT want to use RV antifreeze on aluminum heads. Can someone verify for Megs?
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:13 PM
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the designation as i know from dealer when we bought it 5.7 indmar assault 330 h.p.
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:17 PM
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the designation as i know from dealer when we bought it 5.7 indmar assault 330 h.p.

I could be wrong, it happens a fair amount but I believe in 94' if you had the 330hp engine it was the Corvette LT1. Can someone verify for him please?
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Old 09-05-2005, 03:30 PM
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Meggsy- if the motor has what looks like a carburetor on top, it's throttle body fuel injected. If there's a black plastic cover on each side that says Corvette, you have the LT-1. Those were the two available 5.7L motors in 1994, never heard of a motor called Assault.

If you have the LT-1, it has aluminum heads and RV anti-freeze should NOT be used. If it has closed cooling, it has the green type of anti freeze in it and the fresh water section is what will need to be winterized.

$450 for oil change/filter and winterization is pretty high unless it includes additional work. $700 is way high. Can you list everything that's included at these prices?
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:37 PM
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I literally just picked up my boat from the dealer and had them winterize the boat. (I know it is early in GA but football season is here and can't get anyone to go out on the boat).

It was $330 for winterization, change oil, and change transmission fluid.
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