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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: United Kingdom
When I was into boating I used to winterise the boat at the end of the season.
Part of the process was to leave the engine idling and spray fogging oil/storage seal into the inlet manifold. (I realise that you can't do this bit.)
Storage seal is like shaving foam and it would be sucked into the engine and then stall it.
I then used to take the spark plugs out and squirt some storage seal into the bores and turn the engine over a few times by hand. Then put the spark plugs back in.
I then used to spray the outside of the engine and ancillaries with corrosion guard. Corrosion guard is like a thick WD40 but it doesn't attract the dirt and fluff that WD40 does.
After the winter you would then start the engine, plumes of oily smoke would come out of the exhaust for a short time and away you went.
I would also put an additive into the fuel (fuel system treatment and stabiliser). This kept it fresh and absorbed any moisture that was already in or formed in the fuel.
The boating fraternity are used to doing this do to the harsh environment that boats live in.
If I wasn't using my Sud in the winter I would definetly winterise it like I used to do my boat.
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