Winterizing a K engine

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Winterizing a K engine

Postby Jim Godlewski » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:57 am

Do you K guys add anti freeze or just drain the water? If so where do you add it? I understand I have five drain points for removing water. Thanks.
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Postby drrot » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:40 am

Jim,
I drain all the water I can. Shut the drains. Turn off the fuel. put the water pump intake hose in a 5 gal bucket of anti-freeze and start it. About the time you see anti-freeze coming out the tail pipe the engine will die from lack of fuel.
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Postby Jim Godlewski » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:24 am

Thanks Jim,
What about fogging? Any particular stuff and do I pour/spray into carb while sucking in anti freeze?
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Postby drrot » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:57 am

Jim,
You could use a fogging spray in the carb. gets to be a lot to do at one time. Probably better to remove the spark plugs and add oil to the cylinders. Gonna need a long snout to get over to the cylinder as the spark plug is over the valves.
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Winterizing K motor

Postby Captain Nemo » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:04 am

Hi Jim,
You can get fogging oil in a spray can at most auto parts stores (NAPA etc.). I use a product made by Seafoam which comes in a spray or a pourable form. I pour it in the carb until she stalls at an idle. You can use the spray for this also. Then you know the valves have been coated. After that I pull the plugs and spray some into the cylinders, replace the plugs and roll her over a few times to coat the cylinder walls and rings. When I'm done I drain the gas out of the carbs via the drain plugs on the bottom.
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Winterizing/fogging

Postby Wilson Wright » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:29 am

What about Marvel Mystery Oil for fogging ?
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Postby Don Vogt » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:37 am

thanks, wilson,I was going to say I use a mix of 1 quart of mystery oil to a gallon of gas, and run the engine for about 15 minutes on that mix. works great for fogging. A tip from Jim McNeilly of McNeilly's marine service here in Seattle.
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Winterizing/Fogging

Postby Wilson Wright » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:56 am

Gosh, I used the Mystery Oil straight for several years.She seems to run okay..Hope I didn't mess anything up.
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Postby Don Vogt » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:37 pm

I am sure you didn't. i think it is pretty much a light mineral oil based compound so if one changes plugs in the spring that would probably take care of any potential fouling problem.
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