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#2997584 - 10/24/12 07:41 PM Boat question
David
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Registered: 11/21/07
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Hey guys....first year owning a boat with outboard motor. It's a 2000 model 175 efi mercury 2 stroke.

I know with my inboard, you had to stabilize fuel, change lower unit lube, fog the carburetor, change oil, and full tank of gas, or at least that's what I always did.

So with this outboard, what do you guys typically do? One guy told me just add stabil to fuel and run it a few minutes and that's it. What do you guys do?

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#2998027 - 10/25/12 06:11 AM Re: Boat question [Re: David]
TNLynn
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If it is going to sit a few months, stabilizing the fuel is a good idea. If you plan on using it occasionally through the winter, you don't have to do anything.
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#2998212 - 10/25/12 08:28 AM Re: Boat question [Re: David]
mossyhorns300
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Registered: 12/15/04
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Loc: memphis, tn & savannah, tn

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 Originally Posted By: David
Hey guys....first year owning a boat with outboard motor. It's a 2000 model 175 efi mercury 2 stroke.

I know with my inboard, you had to stabilize fuel, change lower unit lube, fog the carburetor, change oil, and full tank of gas, or at least that's what I always did.

So with this outboard, what do you guys typically do? One guy told me just add stabil to fuel and run it a few minutes and that's it. What do you guys do?


Both Lynn and your buddy are correct. I would recommend using some sort of fuel stabilizer on every fill up, though. Mercury tells us to stress this to everyone as they don't cover anything fuel related under warranty now, thanks to ethanol. Also, wouldn't hurt to check your gear lube to make sure it doesn't have any water in it. That is about all we would do for a winterization on an outboard at our shop, other than lubricating the pivot points.
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#2998616 - 10/25/12 12:15 PM Re: Boat question [Re: TNLynn]
Football Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: TNLynn
If it is going to sit a few months, stabilizing the fuel is a good idea. If you plan on using it occasionally through the winter, you don't have to do anything.
Thats what I do,just go run it once a month
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#2999190 - 10/25/12 06:59 PM Re: Boat question [Re: Football Hunter]
SilverFox
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Registered: 10/16/10
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I use mine all year. Make sure you tilt the motor down to get the water out of it and use fuel treatment. I use sta-bil blue and then add some Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas to lube the cylinder walls if it's going to sit for a couple of months.
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#3004169 - 10/28/12 07:31 PM Re: Boat question [Re: SilverFox]
David
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Got done today, I'll start it up on the pipe once a month or so to keep it good. When you guys say motor down you mean like level, or all the way down like u gonna take off on the lake?
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#3004346 - 10/28/12 08:25 PM Re: Boat question [Re: David]
yamaha200
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Registered: 01/31/12
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I add Marine stabile to my gas everytime I fill up. Also I use ring free everytime I fill up. Tilt your engine down as far as it will go to drain all the water out, to keep from freezing !
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#3004916 - 10/29/12 06:17 AM Re: Boat question [Re: yamaha200]
fishboy1
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Registered: 01/13/03
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Back in the day.....

Would run the motor on the ear muffs and spray about half a can of silicone spray lube in the water intake (use the little straw) while running. This would help keep the rubber impeller from sticking and the cooling ports from corroding.

Pull fuel line and run the motor completely out of gas. Run trim up and down all the way 2x to help drain the motor ports. Then pull the kill switch and give it a 1 second crank. My old Mariner would fart out a bit more water.

Top off the tank with fresh 100% gas and add stabil.

NOTE**** This was for a 2 cycle engine with a carb that was run mostly in fresh water but occasionally in salt.
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#3009641 - 10/31/12 05:45 PM Re: Boat question [Re: fishboy1]
elkman
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Guys,
Please do not use stabil in your boats during the winter. Use seafoam. I just got my 20' Skeeter back with a 200hp yamaha HPDI that has been in the shop for over a month because the stabil and ethenol by-product stopped up all my filters and ruined my high pressure pump. After $2600.00 worth of damage i will never use the stuff again.
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#3009645 - 10/31/12 05:46 PM Re: Boat question [Re: elkman]
elkman
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 Originally Posted By: elkman
Guys,
Please do not use stabil in your boats during the winter. Use seafoam. I just got my 20' Skeeter back with a 200hp yamaha HPDI that has been in the shop for over a month because the stabil and ethenol by-product stopped up all my filters and ruined my high pressure pump. After $2600.00 worth of damage i will never use the stuff again.


I do recommend the ring free because i have had no issues with that and my boat mechanic highly speaks of it.
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