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Old 10-21-2007, 06:40 PM
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I have an Optimax 115 outboard that I am winterizing. I have stabilized the gas and changed the lower unit oil.

On my old carbuerated 2-stroke motor I used to spray fogging oil into the carbs and the spark plug holes. With no carbueratores, how do you get winterizing oil into the cylinders?
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a little trick i use, put a little engine oil in the fuel filter and run it so a little oil gets into the engine. it burns out when you re-start in the spring
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Do not put oil in filter or fog motor,can clog injector.Pre-mix 8cc(.27 oz) or two teaspoons Mercury quick kleen and 8cc(.27 oz) or two teaspoons Mercury precision fuel stabilizer and pour into new water seperating fuel filter and install. Prime fuel system and run at idle for ten minutes. Pull plugs and add one ounce opti-oil to each cylinder and rotate by hand to distribute oil.
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Do not put oil in filter or fog motor,can clog injector.Pre-mix 8cc(.27 oz) or two teaspoons Mercury quick kleen and 8cc(.27 oz) or two teaspoons Mercury precision fuel stabilizer and pour into new water seperating fuel filter and install. Prime fuel system and run at idle for ten minutes. Pull plugs and add one ounce opti-oil to each cylinder and rotate by hand to distribute oil.
I pulled my filters off last year and put opti oil in them and ran them for a bit to long as they were really smokey this spring, other wise no problem, the motors actully ran on the oil
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Do not put oil in filter or fog motor,can clog injector.Pre-mix 8cc(.27 oz) or two teaspoons Mercury quick kleen and 8cc(.27 oz) or two teaspoons Mercury precision fuel stabilizer and pour into new water seperating fuel filter and install. Prime fuel system and run at idle for ten minutes. Pull plugs and add one ounce opti-oil to each cylinder and rotate by hand to distribute oil.
I pulled my filters off last year and put opti oil in them and ran them for a bit to long as they were really smokey this spring, other wise no problem, the motors actully ran on the oil
Thats great but I still wouldn`t go against what Merc recommends.
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What if I want to keep running my Optimax through the winter every several weekends in NC? Should there be any problem with not winterizing it and using it during the winter?
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What if I want to keep running my Optimax through the winter every several weekends in NC? Should there be any problem with not winterizing it and using it during the winter?
I`d idle it on the hose once a week for ten minutes and keep premium fuel in the tank treated with quick kleen and Mercs fuel stabalizer/conditioner. Should be fine.
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