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  1. #1
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    Default Winterizing Link-Best Post with Pics

    Just thought I would share this link from the Moomba chat rooms. It took me awhile to find it, but it one of the best posts I have found regarding winterizing an Indmar engine. Really helped me out a lot since I had never winterized my engine myself until this year.

    Stongly recommend checking this out if you have any questions about winterizing.

    http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=6925
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    So I think that I am going to winterize my boat myslef. My plan was to not do it all because to boat is in a heated garage but I would feel better and not have to worry if I did it. This procedure is great but it doesn't talk about the heater. My boat has one and I was wondering if anybody had any input on how to winterize that too. Obviously pictures would be great but if nobody has any handy then just instructions would be awesome. Thanks for any input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TayTay View Post
    So I think that I am going to winterize my boat myslef. My plan was to not do it all because to boat is in a heated garage but I would feel better and not have to worry if I did it. This procedure is great but it doesn't talk about the heater. My boat has one and I was wondering if anybody had any input on how to winterize that too. Obviously pictures would be great but if nobody has any handy then just instructions would be awesome. Thanks for any input.
    If you are draining everything, and not sucking up RV antifreeze, you can just take off the hoses that lead from and return to the engine. Use a wet rag to make a seal around the hose going to the heater and use an air compressor to blow it out. The water will run out the return hose into the bilge. That is what the dealers do up here in WA where it gets below zero. If you suck RV antifreeze into the whole system then you need to remove the thermostat and just run it. Removing the thermostat is pretty simple, and then it is garanteed to get the antifreeze to the heater. I am sure there are other ways to do it, but these are probably the most simple.

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    if you don't have a compressor try a shop vac, you can use it to blow out your v drive as well as the plugs are a bitch to get them off the first time, and nothing comes out if you have already removed both hoses and blow or suck vac it.
    Last edited by docdrs; 12-12-2009 at 05:27 PM.
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    So I followed the instructions and everything went great. I figured out the heater portion too so if anybody has any questions about that, it was really easy, except getting the tubing off the engine. Those tubes are a pain to get off when they are cold! spent 30 min on one tube. I felt like I broke my hand taking one of the spark plugs out, those babies go from really tight to finger loose pretty darn quick, lol. All in all though, a great experiance and now some piece of mind for the winter. Thanks for everyone's input.
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    More new members we are really poppin lately! Welcome! Picssssss!
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    Interesting post dude....discussion are always helpful in one way or the other. Thanks for giving out information. Itís really nice and mean full.
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    Default The other way De-Winterizing

    So now that the cold weather is gone and I am hooking all the hoses back up should the threads on the drain plugs be coated or wraped with something before installing ?

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    Nice post from the Moomba site. Sometimes I think these sites should be combined. I think we would get a lot more out of having both sites combined.

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    Oh no, oh no! Not this thread yet!!!!

    /runs to the lake
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