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Captain
Posts: 243
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

2018 135 HO; Icon Pro gauges; binnacle control.

Last fall I winterized through the Icon tach.  It seemed to work, but there were some glitches with what should have been a smooth process and I spent hours trying to get it to work as per the Icon manual.  

 

Anyway, I get the impression from re-reading the engine owner's manual that I can do a 'manual winterize' process and not go through the Icon tach.  If so, does this sound correct?

 

1. Ensure water is running to the engine in down position...

2. Press button on side of binnacle and advance the throttle all the way...

3. Start the engine...

4. Count to about 20...

5. Pull throttle back to low idle or neutral position...

6. Count to about 20...

7. Ensure the button on the side of the binnacle is depressed and advance the throttle all the way again...

8. Wait till the engine fogs and shuts off on its own - about 1.5 minutes.

9. May receive an error code when running this procedure but don't worry about it...

 

Did I miss anything?  Regards, Al.

Admiral
Posts: 9,586
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2018 135 HO; Icon Pro gauges; binnacle control.

If the motor shuts off by itself, it is successfully winterized. Don't forget to stabilize the fuel system first

 

 

 


"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.


Captain
Posts: 243
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: 2018 135 HO; Icon Pro gauges; binnacle control.

Copy will give it a 'storage dose' of the stabilizer.  Thanks.

Admiral
Posts: 9,586
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2018 135 HO; Icon Pro gauges; binnacle control.

After you "dose" the fuel, take the boat out and run it to circulate it through the system, running on a hose will not do that completely.

 

 

 


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


 



***************

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.