Winterizing


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lamasue
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Winterizing

Post by lamasue » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:12 pm



Just saw a article in an old wing world it says pull my vac line an block the line run it brief and it runs the gas out in the carbs because it will gum up the bowl if theres gas left, i have always just run avation gas through and left it what do you think



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Re: Winterizing

Post by Mh434 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:48 pm

Personally, I prefer to use a fuel preservative. I believe the presence of fuel in the carbs (if so-preserved) helps keep all the seals from drying out & shrinking. Every time I use preservative over the winter (7-8 months here), when I go to start one of my engines it's like I just shut it down an hour before.

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Re: Winterizing

Post by fibersport » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:54 pm

Can you share any details on the article? This is my first winter with a Wing and I've been planning on running the carbs dry but have not figured out how to shut off the gas supply. In my boat, I had always run the carb dry, mind you this is a 327 Chevy and not a small outboard. I never had problems, then a few years ago life got a little hectic and I got lazy and left the gas in the carb, I have now been fighting carb problems for two summers until I did a thorough rebuild to clean out all the old gunk that dried in the passages. It will always be run dry for me -

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Re: Winterizing

Post by ct1500 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:07 pm

If you want to run them dry.

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Re: Winterizing

Post by lamasue » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:34 pm

Thats the thing winter for me is 7 months ive always left gas in carbs i use avation gas with no ethenol and had no problems i feel also that it would dry out seals

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Re: Winterizing

Post by fibersport » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:16 pm

Thanks ct1500. Come to think of it, on my Shadow 600, I have never done anything to it, typically fill up the tank and put the battery on charge, not sure why I'm overthinking this. The Shadow also has a vacuum petcock.

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Re: Winterizing

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:18 am

In Denver you rarely go more than a couple weeks where it's too cold to ride. And I mean comfortable, like 50* or better.

So the only real "winterization" I do is fresh oil change in the fall. Keep her on a battery tender. Winter is a good time to put some tunes on the garage stereo and do other maintenance, too.

Since I now have both the 1100 and the 1500 (1100 needs carb work, 1500 I want to add farkles) I can really tear into one of them and still have the other one ready to drive if the weather is nice!


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