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Some time back I read an article about useful things to do to a new Outboard

engine before using it. As well as removing the prop. and greasing it with

waterproof grease etc., It advised removing the engine cowling and spraying the

electrics with "Wurth 2000". Then it said use the rest of the can to spray

everything else on the engine. Now me being so green with these things, does

anyone have any reservations about this? I.E... is there anything under the

cowling that shouldn,t be sprayed? Fire hazard when the engine's started

maybe? Harmful to any plastic parts? Any comments would be appreciated!

VL1500
 

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Wurth is good and once the solvents have evapourated there is no risk but in my experience there is something better.

I get a big pot of vasseline and liquefy it in a pan of hot water. Paint it on to the powerhead. It does not degrade electrical wiring as there are no solvents in it and if the skin of it gets broken or you miss a bit with the heat of the engine running melts and it flows out to cover. I have allways done all my engines with this and had no problems with either corrosion or electrical faults caused by damp.
 

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The bit about spraying everything else on the engine - dont spray the anodes, these are sacrificial and are meant to corrode, your engine has 3 i think one on each side of the leg and a wider one on the transom.

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Thanks once again you two!

And may thousands of fishes develop an irresistable craving

for whatever you stick on your hooks!!

VL1500
 
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