On my Sea-Doo I always coated the engine with a quick spray of WD-40 to keep moisture and corrision at bay. That engine got soaked compared to my boats engine, which only gets wet when I clean out the bilge. Does anyone spray their engines down with a light coat of WD-40, Fluid Film, or anything, as part of their winterization process?
I did this on my Sea Ray the two seasons I had it, and the engine stayed nice and clean and shiny the entire time I had it.
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I do exactally what you do and spray it down with wd-40. There are alot of products out there that do the same thing w/ a different name. I think it mostly comes down to preference and brand loyalty. All the little extra things help keep it looking good for longer over time. especially something this easy.
I have heard of people doing this before. How do you do this? Do you spray a rag and wipe down the engine? What do you do in the spring? Hose it all down? To me it just seems like the WD40 would just attract dirt and dust. Just curious.
I have never done this and my 11 year old engine looks great. Of course my winter cover is perfectly water proof (as we have discussed before) and the boat is always completely dry before I store it. No electrical issues at all with my boat (except the stereo doesn't work).
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WD40 is a far better cleaner than a corrosion inhibitor. It *is* a somewhat effective water displacement agent, which might make it a smart thing to do on a PWC. I doubt it has much value on an I/O other than to dissolve and wash away dirt.
Kerosene in a spray can - why didn't I think of that?
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Here in the salt pond you basically have to, or else your engine will have plenty of rust just becaue of the salt air. I spray the engine in my 88 each year with either Boeshied T-9 or Corrosion X and it does work. Very little rust. I especially noticed this with the trailer, I replaced much of the hardware about 4 years ago, at the same time my neighbor bought a new boat/trailer. Both trailers go in salt very little because these are moored boats. I don't think hers was ever sprayed, it's a 2005 Venture trailer and it has way more rust on the springs and ubolts than my 94 Load Rite has on the stuff I replaced 4 years ago. So at least here it does work.
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