Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
MWellner

Yamaha Question

Recommended Posts

MWellner

My Lund with a 2003 50hp Yamaha two stroke will be stored outside for the winter. I plan to leave it empty of gear lube, and fog it, but how do I make sure I have all the water out of the motor?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ifishsd

i wouldn't leave the gear case empty. I would fill it up with new gear lube. My boat has been outside every winter for 8 years. I always drain and put new gear lube in before storage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
upnorth

Don't leave the gear case empty, that is just asking for rusty bearings and gears. Fill er up with lube before storage and you will be fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Valv

Leave motor in the down position and all the water will drain automatically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sutty

I alway change my lower unit lube in the fall. Some guys wait till spring and I think the thing to do there if you want to make sure there isn't water mixed in is to let it sit for a while so the water and gear lube have a chance to separate. Than take out the bottom screw and see if any water comes out (water should sink to the bottom) or if you check it and it is cloudy, milky looking you know water is mixed in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

I do not think anything would rust. I would be more worried about running motor next spring with no lube in it.

I would just fill it back up when changing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shack

I have learned to change lower unit lube in fall, because water will freeze and expand and bust lower unit case housing. It depends on how much water is in lower unit, but you always get a little.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
upnorth

Empty gear cases and changing from warm to cold several times creates a bit of condensation. You are certainly welcome to test and dispel that theory on your lower unit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caseymcq

I used to leave my lower unit empty. I think in a short time it has caused the seals to dry out and now they are leaking a little bit frown.gif. I will have them replaced in the spring.

I would reitterate what many have said about filling the lower unit with fresh lube.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
theoilman

Lower unit oil - change it in the fall refilling it with fresh. Do NOT leave empty - you would be asking for corrosion and condensation problems.

Every outboard I have ever heard of will drain completely of cooling water in the full down position. Just drain throughly, then position as required to store safely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this