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What does everyone recommend for an 06 f7 EFI for summer storage......Fogging a good idea???? just a little info......thanks
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Clean it up (wash, wax) .... grease the zerks .... clean the interior as much as you want. Throw some Stabil or Seafoam in the gas and run it a few minutes. After that, park it for the summer & fall. Start occasionally if you want, but make sure you run it for at least 5 or 10 minutes - don't just start it and stop it.

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Fill tank full of premium gas. Then put "stabil" in the gas.
Run the sled long enuff to get stabil-ed gas to injectors.
Premium becuz gas degrades.
If you can start the sled a couple x's thru out the summer/fall it'll help.
If you can't start it during summer, pull battery and keep on trickle charger.
Rubber seals ie. crankshaft seals, like to dry out.
Which is why starting it for a few mins a month goes a long way to keeping the engine happy.
Also remove belt, it'll keep it from taking a set shape.
Change PTO oil before storage.
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The part of filling the gas I don't realy agree with but you don't want it empty either. I agree with gas stabilizer thought.

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The reason to fill the tank is that there is less/no room for it to evaporate.
It's the old gas that makes SO many sleds run like crap.
Once any of the fuel system varnishes up, it's not good.
Carbs at least you can clean easier. FI cleaner kinda works. But by that time its a lil late.
Also the reason for premium, octane loss due to the voc's that do evaporate.

The reason to change the pto oil is that you don't want the old oil sittin as it might have some h2o in it.

If not stored indoors, a cover for the sled is a good idea, Uv and weather protection.
Fogging the cylinders? If it's super humid where you live, maybe. But starting it would be better.
You could squirt a lil marvel mystery oil in to protect rings.
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As for engine storage, I pretty much use this method for everything (boats, snowmobiles, ATV's, lawn mowers, etc.).

1. Clean it
2. Fuel stabilize it
3. Fog it
4. Pull plugs and put a little motor oil in the cylinders
5. Pull starter rope through with ignition off a few times
6. Put plugs back in
7. Leave it til next season

With my sleds in particular, I've started storing them on stands that I made out of 2 x 4's that keeps the weight off the suspension. Supports them the same way a lift does, but only costs about $10, a little more if you put wheels on it.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Schralper @ Mar 20 2008, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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The reason to fill the tank is that there is less/no room for it to evaporate.
It's the old gas that makes SO many sleds run like crap.
Once any of the fuel system varnishes up, it's not good.
Carbs at least you can clean easier. FI cleaner kinda works. But by that time its a lil late.
Also the reason for premium, octane loss due to the voc's that do evaporate.

The reason to change the pto oil is that you don't want the old oil sittin as it might have some h2o in it.

If not stored indoors, a cover for the sled is a good idea, Uv and weather protection.
Fogging the cylinders? If it's super humid where you live, maybe. But starting it would be better.
You could squirt a lil marvel mystery oil in to protect rings.[/b]
The thing is is that it will sill evaporate since there is a vent on the tank so fumes are still escaping.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (109jb @ Mar 21 2008, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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As for engine storage, I pretty much use this method for everything (boats, snowmobiles, ATV's, lawn mowers, etc.).

1. Clean it
2. Fuel stabilize it
3. Fog it
4. Pull plugs and put a little motor oil in the cylinders
5. Pull starter rope through with ignition off a few times
6. Put plugs back in
7. Leave it til next season

With my sleds in particular, I've started storing them on stands that I made out of 2 x 4's that keeps the weight off the suspension. Supports them the same way a lift does, but only costs about $10, a little more if you put wheels on it.[/b]
I would like to see a picture of your home made stand
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