Hey all, was wondering if you could help me out on this.
I have an 02 XStar and need to winterize. I take the boat out every other week, so what all needs to be done.
Wouldn't think that fuel stabilizer would be needed if I am running gas thru the engine.
Any advice? Please!!!
|I have just been draining the water out of my engine block and v-drive unit... No stabilizer should be needed. I've been triing to get mine out atleast once a month through the winter.|
Thanks, is it hard to drain the water out of the engine block?
|If you're taking teh boat out every other week, there's no need to 'winterize'. You're in Austin. |
Does the temps get to the mid 20s? If not, no worries. If you are concerned, a drop light wiht a 75 watt bulb will keep the ice out.
Cool thanks for the help. It will get to the mid 20's a few times this year, but not too often.
|It should not be hard to drain the engine if you wish.. I have a 02 SAN so I assume they are somewhat similar... There are 5 brass drain plugs on the engine and two steel ones on the v-drive unit.. It takes me about 30 minutes to drain mine, but like Matt said unless it get's below the mid 20's and for over a day or two I wouldnt' worry to much about it.|
|You will have 4 plugs on your engine. 2 block plugs and 2 manifold plugs. Drain your trans cooler too. |