Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Designs for inboard or outboard power

Moderator: BruceDow

User avatar
Posts: 811
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:07 pm
Location: Sacramento, CA

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Post by Jimbob »

What’s this winterization thing y’all are talking about? I don’t think we have that in Florida.
If the temperature drops below 32 degrees, you need to worry about winterization. I found that out the hard way.

I had a 5.7 mercrusier in my previous boat. I didn't winterize the motor being in California. One year we got a hard freeze and it cracked the block and one of the exhaust manifolds. I had to have the engine re-built with a new block.
This is what you need to do in winter. Open the petcocks on the block and exhaust manifolds and drain the water out. Disconnect the water hoses and let them drain. Spray rust inhibitor through the carburetor until the engine dies.
Better to be safe than sorry.
Jim Neeley
Building a Barrelback in Sacramento, CA

Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:07 pm
Location: Holland, MI

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Post by TomB »

Not sure how serious he was with the question Jim, but I think frozen OJ was invented in FL. If he hasn't heard of winterization, he probably doesn't have snow shoe mount on the boat trailer. :D :D

In the home stretch on a Tahoe 23

User avatar
Posts: 4867
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:25 pm
Location: Coastal Georgia

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Post by kens »

Winterization is just a easy dumb way of replacing manifolds, motor blocks, water pumps, et. al.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

Post Reply

Return to “Power Boats”