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    My 2008 175 BR will finally come out of storage. Long story short, has not been in the water nor started since Aug 2009. It has been stored in my garage on jack stands and was properly winterized before hand with a fresh oil change, out drive change, treated fuel and fogging of carb and spark plugs. Here is my plan, looking for some input:

    Wash and wax - Use this time to examine the boat and make sure everything is visually in order and no nests or chewed wires ect.....

    Fill gas tank - Tank was treated and kept very low. Will fill up

    Replace Raw Water Pump - I will drain the out drive, replace pump and fill with new fluid.

    Drain and replace oil and filter.

    Attempt to start.

    Thoughts?

    #2
    I would make sure to put water to the drive before starting.

    I would suck every drop of old gas out of the tank. Then i would start the engine on a external tank of fresh fuel.

    I would replace the fuel water sep filter full with clean fresh fuel.

    I would dribble a few table spoons of fresh fuel into the carb before starting.

    I would start the motor before changing the oil and oil filter and allow to the engine to come up to running temp.

    After warm i would shut her down change the oil and filter and the spark plugs, you say you fogged it.

    Use AC plugs.

    Some may say to change out the t-stat, before starting.

    Good luck ! Let us know how it goes.
    Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

    1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    Manalapan N.J

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      #3
      Thanks. Does the 175 have a fuel/water Sep?

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        #4
        Chip, I can't answer your fuel filter question.

        Look to see if you have a filter base and cartridge that looks like this.



        No need to change engine oil if this was done during lay up.

        It was clean and free from acidity and alkalinity at that time. That's why we change engine oil during lay up.

        Impeller change... definitely.

        Sitting at rest has killed yours by now.

        If your garage did not get very warm during summer, and since the fuel had been treated prior, the fuel may be OK.

        Take a sample and have it tested if you are concerned.

        You should not need to change your recently replaced and "un-run" spark plugs.

        If burning off the previous fogging oil damages your spark plugs, I'll eat a paper hat in front of the group here.

        .
        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          #5
          Thanks Rick. I do not have a separator. I think I will drain the fuel, only a gallon or so in the tank. Fill with clean as long as nothing funky comes out. Good to know about the oil. It was a full winterization. The new out drive pump and lube is already factored. I am dying to get in the water but want no issues so easy does it.

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            #6
            Chip, like said, if the fuel has not been warm, it's probably OK. Take a sample.

            I'd add a fuel filter, and then add the highest octane rated fuel that you can find. Best if no E-10.... and you should be able to find it.

            Take the boat/trailer for a ride behind your tow vehicle, start/stop with good force, and shake the fuel up.
            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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              #7
              Chief Alen wrote:


              ...

              Use AC plugs.

              ...
              Not questioning you, but wondering why you prefer AC (Delco) brand spark plugs.

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                #8
                2850Bounty wrote:
                Chip, like said, if the fuel has not been warm, it's probably OK. Take a sample.

                I'd add a fuel filter, and then add the highest octane rated fuel that you can find. Best if no E-10.... and you should be able to find it.

                Take the boat/trailer for a ride behind your tow vehicle, start/stop with good force, and shake the fuel up.
                Last question; out drive oil? Replaced it during lay up along with oil. Is it safe to reuse when I replace the raw water pump?

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                  #9
                  Chip73 wrote:
                  Last question; out drive oil? Replaced it during lay up along with oil. Is it safe to reuse when I replace the raw water pump?
                  There are no combustion by products that contaminate drive gear oil. If it's clean and free from water, it's very safe to reuse.... especially since it was just installed!
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    Gm engine = AC plugs. The correct ones for each engine.
                    Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

                    1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                    '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                    Manalapan N.J

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