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Old 08-29-2008, 12:00 PM
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Where can I get info on winterizing my Yamaha 4 stroke?
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I am also loooking for the how to information and what material I would need. Thanks
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What model engines do you guys have?

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Hi Andy, I have a 2007 F150TXR. Thank You for the help
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Hog,

If you can wait a little....I plan on doing a thread on a F150 winterizationshortly.

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I do not pull the boat til mid November, so I have time. Thanks
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Any chance of putting this post up... or is it in another thread somewhere?
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also how about the f250
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How about model year 2000 250 OX66?
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Hey Andy......how about the F115?

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I'll get to it guys. Will a simple "do this and do that" suffice?

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Hey Andy......how about the F115?

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I'll get to it guys. Will a simple "do this and do that" suffice?

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A simple "do this and do that" will be fine for me, but I also need a time frame for the total job, preferably expressed in six packs.
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Andy,

Just an outline of the steps that must be done for a 5 month lay up in the North East.
I bought the Service manual from you guys last year... I'm surprised Yamaha doesn't have a Winterization section.
Do you sell a "Winterization Kit"...
Bundle the parts and supplies along with the basic steps...

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Andy: I'm with Marlintini. A simple winterization kit would be great. Takes the guess work out of it... I do enough guessing in life already!!!
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Here is a start guys.........the only thing we do not do, is removing the air silencer on 4-strokes and shooting the fogging oil while its running. With up to 6 throttle bodies on some 4-strokes you would have to have multiple cans to do any effective spraying. We shoot the fogoil in the plug holes, crank it over and shoot some more. Then re-install the plugs.

I am not a fan of special brews(oil, gas, sta-bil)in portable tanks with EFI engines. Yamaha does not specify any of that, but I see it mentionedon alot of forums.

http://www.shipyardisland.com/images...e%20Yamaha.pdf

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Andy,

Thanks for the info. In reading it over, I have a couple of questions. 1) Page 1-28 seems to indicate that you can actually run your engine with the flushing port if there is sufficient water pressure - is this right? I would be petrified to do that. 2) Page 1-29 paragraph 11 talks about filling the oil tanks, etc. - what is a remote tank (is it for 2 strokes only?) and isn't a regular oil change with proper levels sufficient?

Just curious since I am pretty anal about doing everything as recommended. Much thanks for all your assistance!

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Hi Gerry,

That file is from some 2006 dealer info. They have changed that flushingrecommendation since, but do not have it in the 2008 information that I can upload on our server.

So......scratch the running it on the flush attachment. And the remote tank is for 2-strokes. The file covers both.

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[quote]... I'm surprised Yamaha doesn't have a Winterization section.
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What area should it cover? Winterization (long term storage) requirements are quite different for Alaska than they are for Florida than they are for Arizona than they are for (fill in the blank here) and so on and so forth.

Is long term six months or four months or two months? Is the motor kept in doors (garage) or is it kept out in the open? Covered or uncovered?

Kind of tough to pin down what winterization really means dontcha think? Will one size fit all?
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Here is a pretty darn good list provided by a fellow Yamaha engine owner. Some things may or may not apply to your engine, but the list is pretty thorough and correct.[*]Condition fuel and run the motor long enough for the treated fuel to be drawn into the motor (1 oz per gallon Yamaha Brand) (Follow the directions on the bottle for use as it may be different than 1oz. per gallon)[*]Flush motor if necessary. Ensure complete drainage.[*]Change motor oil and filter[*]Change lower unit oil (inspect for the presence of water)[*]Lubricate propeller shaft (inspect for fishing line)[*]Inspect water pump impeller and replace if necessary (coat aluminum compatible anti-seize compound on bolts prior to reinstallation)[*]Lubricate drive shaft bushing while the lower unit is removed[*]Inspect all anodes and replace as necessary[*]Drain fuel tank or top off with fuel to which fuel conditioner has been added[*]Inspect thermostats and replace if necessary[*]Drain VST tank and/or carburetors (as applicable).[*]Fully charge battery and inspect for proper amount of electrolyte (clean with soap and water) Lubricate all zerk fittings with Yamaha water resistance grease[*]Remove engine cover and spray all metal components and electrical connections with corrosion prevention compound (if motor is used in saltwater) Inspect and replace spark plugs, if necessary, with the correct part number plug[*]Fog engine with fogging compound through intake and then directly into cylinders (engine off). Rotate the motor by hand to distribute the fogging compound on the cylinder walls and piston rings. Wash all external surfaces[*]Wax the cowling[*]Inspect all metal surfaces for chipped paint and repair as necessary[*]Remove and replace all fuel filters (motor and boat mounted)[*]Inspect all bonding wires for condition[*]Perform a fuel system vacuum check[*]Disconnect battery[/list]
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