Originally Posted by avenger79:1048768
i would take it back for warranty work, but expect a bill. I was recently looking at a new OB for the boat. same size as yours. first thing they stressed was run it dry everytime. why the bill? because leaving fuel in motor to varnish is generally not covered.
2 week old fuel varnishes? That's a bit extreme no? Out of all the outboards I have ever owned, I have never been required to run them dry, nor does it say that in the manual. It does state in the manual that if you plan to "store" the motor for an "extended period of time" it should be treated. I don't think 2 weeks is "storing" nor "extended".