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Storage; Storage Preparation - Craftsman GAMEFISHER 225.582590 Owner's Manual

25 horsepower outboard motor with 6 gallon remote tank
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STORAGE
PREPARATION
FOR STORAGE
We recommend
that your Sears Service
Center
prepare
your motor for storage during the off sea-
son or for long periods of time.
The Service Center has the latest tools, materials
and information
and can also carry out mainte-
nance as required.
If your motor cannot be taken to your Sears Ser-
vice Center, follow the steps below to prevent rust
and damage
from freezing temperatures.
IMPORTANT:
IF GASOLINE
MUST
BE LEFT
IN
TANK, USE A GASOLINE
STABILIZER.
MIX STA-
BILIZER
ACCORDING
TO
BOTTLE
INSTRUC-
TIONS
DURING
EACH TANK FILL UP TO ASSURE
THAT
IT WILL
BE
PRESENT
DURING
EACH
STORAGE
INTERVAL.
Gasoline
stabilizer helps prevent
gum deposits
from forming
in essential fuel system parts such
as the carburetor,
fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank dur-
ing storage.
Also, experience indicates that alco-
hol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol
methanol)
can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer.
Follow these instructions.
Maintain motor in an upright position until all cool-
ing water is drained
out.
I
Figure 25
Figure 26
Drain and refill gear housing,
as outlined
in
Lubrication.
Lubricate and service propeller, as outlined in
Maintenance.
Remove spark plugs, put an ounce or two of out-
board oil into spark plug holes (Figure 26).
Pull starter rope several times to lubricate piston,
rings and cylinder walls and to remove water from
cooling system.
Lubricate all parts, as outlined in Lubrication.
Reinstall motor cowl.
AVOID
SPILLING
FUEL
AND
KEEP
ALL
SOURCES
OF
HEAT,
FLAME
AND
SPARKS
AWAY
WHEN
DISCONNECTING,
HANDLING
OR STORING
FUEL SYSTEM
COMPONENTS.
Remove
motor cowl.
With motor mounted
on boat and in fresh water,
run the motor until it is thoroughly warmed up.
Place shift lever in "Neutral" and run motor at fast
idle.
Disconnect
fuel line from bushing
on motor.
When
motor begins to stall, rapidly inject a rust
preventive oil into the carburetor
air intake for ten
(10) to twenty (20) seconds until motor stops (Fig-
ure 25). This protects the crankcase with a coat-
ing of oil.
Remove
boat and motor from water.
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