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Man, I get problems trying to winterize the damn thing!!!!!

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Old 11-02-2002, 04:04 PM
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Default Man, I get problems trying to winterize the damn thing!!!!!

Well I held out as long as I could. Too cold for one last run so I decide to go down and winterize the motors. I have had a small heater in the engine compartment so the blocks are warm. I go to start starboard motor, it turns over floods out and dies. I try for about 5-10 min to get it going but no luck. So switch the hose over to port engine. Fires right up, let it warm up, close the hose valve, open the anti-freeze valve and......it barely flows and temp starts to rise. The hose is too small so I put on a larger dia. hose. Problem solved, as it sucked up anti-freeze, I sprayed the fog, shut her off and done.

I go back the other motor, pull 3 plugs, all soaking wet!!! Dry them and try again to start. Turns over, spudders, and.......nothin!

I took the top off the Procharger carb box, cranked the motor and fuel just dumps into the carb!!! Stuck float right? So I check the float and it is stuck allright, so stuck I can't unstick it! What really pisses me off is I just ran it on the hose about a week ago and it was fine. Now it is [email protected]#%&# again. I just can't get a break!
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ken.. as homer simpson would say "that's funny cause it's not happneing to me" welcome to my world
 
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Sorry to hear that . It realy gets depressing sometimes huh .......
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I never liked the idea of "pressurizing" the carb. They always work better when you draw the air through them. Sorry to hear your problems.
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Wait. . . . . . . Whoops, I think I just heard something on my boat breaking too!
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Thanks Bill, I needed that!
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Bill, you just had to say that!! I bet you have your boat on the rack now. Me....I have to fix leaky toilets today.
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sorry to hear about the bad streak there Ken, hope you guys up north stay warm this year!
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