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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
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Re: Oil change
Change the oil, and FILL the transmission with new ATF every fall. Filling the transmission keeps the seals in the engine lubricated over the winter layup. Changing the oil prevents the used oil from turning acidic and increasing wear on the engine. Even with only an alleged 10HRS on the oil, it is worth it for the peace of mind.
I also spray the outside of the engine with WD-40 and then wipe it clean as part of my winterization.
In the spring, drain the transmission to the proper level, and your engine/transmission will be good for the next 100 hrs.
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USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems