Originally Posted by arf145
I think you all misunderstand what's going on there. The very best mechanics and installers know that you have to leave a new engine out to "weather," as we call it in the trade. In this way the engine begins to adapt to its new environment. Adds years to its life. Many call this process "marinization" but they're misusing the term. Really, guys, read a book!
On Tilghman Island, Chesapeake bay when the watermen get a new engine for their boat, they keep it in the back of their pickup for at least a week before putting it in. I always thought that this was a bragging thing (i.e. I got a new engine na-na-na-na). I now know better Thank you!