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    Posted: September-18-2022 at 11:27am
I find it interesting Ron Tanis promotes laying up the engine in a dry state. Good point on the t-stat comment. Thoughts?
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Originally posted by ultrarunner ultrarunner wrote:

I find it interesting Ron Tanis promotes laying up the engine in a dry state. Good point on the t-stat comment. Thoughts?

Shouldn't there be a link or something here.?

It must be time to start kicking the dead winterizing horse in the head once again Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KENO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-18-2022 at 4:12pm
Well, Ron talks about an engine full of water with the thermostat closed. 

Like he said that'll be a problem

Now take that same engine full of water, drain the engine and the manifolds, close up all the drain paths and suck up let's say 5 or 6 gallons of antifreeze and you'll fill the engine even with the thermostat shut and you'll fill the manifolds too, after the engine fills, then you'll have antifreeze coming out the back and you turn the engine off.

Then you can leave it, drain it or whatever you want to do

It's all been gone through numerous times here on CCF.Wink
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Exactly. I was just surprised he’s a proponent of just draining only. He did build my fist ski boat, which I still miss to this day :-(
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Drain only club here
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I’m a drain first. Run 5 or 6 gallons of anti freeze into it and drain it again kinda winterizer.
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I just park it in a temperature/humidity climate controlled storage, never had a problem. Big smile
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I'm a drain only club guy also...so thankful for my heated garage...
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Question,
Does adding antifreeze with a corrosion inhibitor after draining also help keep the cast block and heads from rusting?
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That’s a great question for KENO
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I am an "air don't freeze" guy -- the fraternal twin of the drain only guys.
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Drain only here on the Texas Gulf Coast. Installed easy drains in the engine block, exhaust manifolds, and under the thermostat housing a few years ago.

No problems during the big freeze in early 2021. May have simply gotten lucky...
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I just leave my engine running all winter.
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Originally posted by desertskier desertskier wrote:

I just leave my engine running all winter.


Me too. I think we should recommend this to all winterizing questions. I also hook up the raw water pump inlet to a hot tub, and the exhaust water pumps back into the tub. Toasty.
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So that I can be completely inconsistent, I drain only my '63 and drain and pump antifreeze into my '98.  Except years I have warm storage for my '98, in which case I do neither.
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My new "Woke" boat I'm waiting to order will be all electric so I won't have to worry about these silly things.LOL
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