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Maximus posted 10-12-2003 02:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for Maximus   Send Email to Maximus  
Yes, the time has come....

Has anyone had there Mercury 4stroke motor winterized yet? Just wondering what people are paying for this service?

tabasco posted 10-12-2003 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Approximately $125.00
tabasco posted 10-14-2003 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Just called to make a date to have my 115Hp 4 stroke winterized. Was quoted $115 plus the cost of oil.
fno posted 10-15-2003 08:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Do it yourself and put the hundred bucks towards refreshments. Here's the deal. Run your tanks low. Add Merc stabilizer and run into the engines for 10-15 minutes or your last trip. Put the muffs on in the driveway and run the engine out of gas. Now look for the bowls of the carburators. On each one is a brass screw that needs to be opened to drain the carbs. Put a rag under them to soak up the gas. Close the screws.Now crank the motor with some fogging oil going in the intake to keep the cylinders happy. WD-40 all the likely rusty spots, grease the steering tube, teleflex cable and tilt pivot. Also a good idea is to drain your lower unit oil and inspect for water. Replace it often!!! That way you will know when a seal stops sealing and fix it before the lower unit stops lowering.
Change your oil while your at it. Just watch when you take off the plug, oil will fly about 3 feet. Take that last bit of as in your tanks and put it in your lawnmower or car to get rid of it. It won't be any good next summer.

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