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Captain
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎06-09-2019

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

Alyaz, It did. I actually had the chance to take the boat out after winterizing it the first time because the weather cooperated, and I topped up the gas and double 2+4 dose then I winterized again. This is a great feature!!
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Admiral
Posts: 9,515
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

 

 

If you can, take the boat out for a quick spin again to get the treated gasoline flowing completely through the motor to protect the fuel system over the winter, then once again, perform the winterizing.  You do not burn enough fuel on the flusher when you add 2+4 to the gas and expect it to circulate through the whole motor.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


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Captain
Posts: 947
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

I just re-read this thread and the statement " we will winterize it the traditional way by fogging each cylinder" jumped out at me.
Carbureted engines have one air flow path (carburetor) per cylinder and fogging oil can be sprayed in each cylinder. The fuel injected engines for the past 10+ years have a single throttle body so one cannot fog each individual cylinder.
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Skipper
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-01-2020

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

Hi all -

 

Just wanted to add a question to this excellent thread.  Is it essential to store the motor on the boat vertical or is it okay on the travel support?  Mine is an etec 60 H.O.

 

Thanks for all the info - will get out for another trip to ensure the stabilizer gets thru the motor fully.

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Captain
Posts: 242
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

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If you get freezing weather it should be in the down position so it drains.  My manual says to store it that way/position regardless.

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Admiral
Posts: 9,515
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

Store as vertical as possible to facilitate draining the block and passageways as well as retracting the trim rams to protect them from possible corrosion.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


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Skipper
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-01-2020

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

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I'll have to look up what the trim rams are - I suspect that's the cylinder that lifts / lowers the motor (ETEC 60 H.O.).  

 

The winterizing process was super smooth and easy.  Really love that this motor has that feature.  

 

I'm in BC (Kamloops).  Lots of cold temps and snow coming over the next three months with melting in between.

 

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Captain
Posts: 242
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Winterizing E-TEC 135HO in Canada Help

Hey Lordendo.  I'm pretty close to you, just down the Hwy towards Salmon Arm.  Enjoy the winter.