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    a customer Sunk his 93 Fountain with Mercruiser 502MPI and Bravo 1. This is my first encounter with a sunken salvage job. Boat was under (fresh) water for nearly 12 hours before being noticed and retrieved. Drained Oil system + filter, Fuel system + filter and all hydraulic systems. I've turned engine over and cleared cylinders of water and sprayed water lube into cylinders to prevent as much corrosion as possible before future re-firing. as far as engine electrical is concerned, what all will i need to replace?? Any and all info and advice is greatly appreciated.
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    you wont know for sure until you try and run it
    I didn one many years ago just a few cans of wd40 and it was fine. Even gauges and such.
    spray the engine and all electrical items,but the starter and alternator probably wont make it for long

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    Fresh water is a whole different world then salt. Dry it out. May want to use a couple fans and a dehumidifier. Fill motor with fresh oil and filter and add a qt of diesel fuel. Run the motor at idle for a couple minutes and then change the oil a couple more times.
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    you would be surprised how much silt gets in.I had alot of water come i n my boat at powell last year came up to bottom of motor when i drined it there was still alot of sand silt in the bilge area.

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