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    Default Leaving boat sit questions

    I recently blew a head gasket (what i'm guessing). Oil looked like chocolate milk. The carbs are leaking and need rebuilt. It's been 18 years since the motor was last rebuilt. So I plan on just having the motor rebuilt here this winter, until then I'm going to leave the boat in the garage. Naturally I drained the milky oil out and put new in. I haven't started the motor since I changed the oil. Beings that the boat will be sitting should I fire her up for a min let the oil pump threw? My concern is, could it possibly create some rust? Should I do anything else?? Thanks!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrederickFTW View Post
    I recently blew a head gasket (what i'm guessing). Oil looked like chocolate milk. The carbs are leaking and need rebuilt. It's been 18 years since the motor was last rebuilt. So I plan on just having the motor rebuilt here this winter, until then I'm going to leave the boat in the garage. Naturally I drained the milky oil out and put new in. I haven't started the motor since I changed the oil. Beings that the boat will be sitting should I fire her up for a min let the oil pump threw? My concern is, could it possibly create some rust? Should I do anything else?? Thanks!!!!

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    Have you pulled spark plugs to confirm your guess if it is in fact a head gasket. There is certianlly other area's that can put water in the oil. Run a compression test to verify.

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