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Brian L posted 04-08-2002 02:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for Brian L   Send Email to Brian L  
I have a 1980 9.9hp evinrude that has been sitting in my garage for 8 months. I ran the gas out till it died last season. I did not fog it in any way. It is a unheated garage. Besides changing the lower unit oil, what should be done to get it ready for this season? Can sitting without fogging oil allow rust or corrosion develop in the cylnders, pistons or rings?

Any suggestions would be great
Thanks in advance
Brian

Bigshot posted 04-08-2002 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Yeah it can corrode some but if it turns over...no biggie. As soon as it starts the rings will remove any scale that is there. Just make sure you add oil to the gas. I would grease all the fittings and change the plugs if crappy, nothing else to do really. Grease prop shaft and if prop is banged up repair or replace as needed.
Brian L posted 04-08-2002 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Brian L  Send Email to Brian L     
Thanks for the info. Sounds like a no brainer.

Thanks again
Brian

where2 posted 04-09-2002 12:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Sometime back in '95 or '96, I hauled my trusty little 1967 9.5hp Evinrude down and clamped it on the aux bracket on dad's houseboat to see if it still ran. 5th pull after sitting for 3 years. So, in August of '01 when I wanted to take it along to hang on the back of the boat at the cabin I'd rented for my honeymoon, I pulled the same engine out of my garage after sitting for 5 years... 4th pull and it fired right up, running in a garbage can. So, I let it run for a couple of minutes to be sure the thermostat opened, then I pulled the fuel line and let it run until it died. Fired it up on the honeymoon, ran around the lake in North Carolina for a week. Ran it out of fuel and carried it back home. There it sits in my garage, faithfully waiting it's next call to duty. I never fog it, and considering the humidity in Florida, I am probably most likely to get rust.
TightPenny posted 04-09-2002 06:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Glad to see that I am not the only one who doesn't fog his engines.

That is the way I treated my 1949, 1950 and I think 1952 (parts from these years make up the whole engine) Johnson 10 HP since I got it around the early 1970's. It always started up. If I could find a two hose pressurized tank, and the old style oil it needed, I know it would start if I tried even today.

I treat my 1988 Evinrude 8hp the same.

The oil injected engines on the Whalers have never been fogged either.

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