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 Post subject: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:00 pm 
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Have a 2017 Suzuki 300. What else do I need to do for the cold NE winter?

Changed Motor Oil
Chanced Lower Unit Oil
Added Stabilizer, Ran For 20 Minutes
Greased All Fittings That I Could Find
Removed Prop, Inspected, Greased Prop Shaft And Re-Installed Prop

What Else?


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:10 am 
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Store in Down position....Do not tilt it up.....Water will freeze if caught in the prop area if tilted

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:01 am 
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What are people's thoughts on coating the cylinders with fogging oil?

In this context, I am talking about a light spray of fogging oil directly into the spark plug holes, not spraying fogging oil into the air intake while engine is running.

I've read mixed reviews - and doesn't appear to be mentioned in the Suzuki owner's manual or service manual.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:53 pm 
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TomS wrote:
What are people's thoughts on coating the cylinders with fogging oil?


I used to do it with my OX66, but not sure about a 4-stroke.
I would start it in the spring, burn off the fogging oil, and replace the plugs.
My guess is that if you decide to go this route, a 4-stroke would be similar.

Another consideration would be... how long will the boat be in storage for the winter?
If only a couple of months, maybe fogging isn't needed.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:01 am 
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Yes do it. There are 1 or 2 valves always in the open position , depending on where the engine stopped. This means those cylinders are open. IE: moisture can get in there.

I personally never do it, but then I dont winterize my boat. I live in Flllllooooordia. :mrgreen:

We just might take a cruise on Jan 1st.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Rub it in lol.... I usually have the boat in a few times over the winter when I get the itch to go but the spray is mighty cold.

I a a 140 Suzuki and will usually run an aux fuel tank with a heavy dose of fogging oil and fuel stabilizer mixed into it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:06 am 
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Did you Replace Internal ZInc Anodes on Outboard Engine?


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Suzuki Winterization
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:25 am 
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No i did not....will look in the spring. The motor has about 25 hrs on it.


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