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Engine Winterizing Kit

$49.99

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Model # 520411 | Mfg # 520411

Product Description

Winterize your outboard or sterndrive with this convenient kit. Uses your existing flusher and a garden hose to winterize your outboard or sterndrive engine, even while it is on the trailer. Kit includes a five-gallon jug, hose fittings and instructions for winterizing. You supply five gallons of nontoxic antifreeze for each engine. Complete instructions are included. Reusable.

Owner's Manual

Specs

Engine Winterizing Kit

Capacity 5 Gallons
Type Pump Kits

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West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit
 
3.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Visually pleasing (5)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Protects well (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Messy (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Engine (18)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14), Casual/ recreational (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

4.3 OMC 19ft baja islander

I think the hose should be a little thicker to let more flow through. Found that it works best when the out drive is comletely down to start a syphon effect. Remember its not...Read complete review

I think the hose should be a little thicker to let more flow through. Found that it works best when the out drive is comletely down to start a syphon effect. Remember its not pressurized like you water hose from the house so don't expect the anti freeze to rush through the engine quickly. It took about a good 7 minutes for 5 gallons of anti freeze to exit out the exhaust. First time winterizing myself to save some $$$. Disconnected all hoses in engine compartment to be sure antifreeze was in them. Use -100 antifreeze incase there is any water left behind. Greater chances of not freezing. It's nice that the product is clear. Can easily tell if engine is sucking up the antifreeze. It works and would recommend this.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

made my own for about $15

outboards don't need flushing, they simply self drain. Using the lower unit adapter on I/O spills most of the anti freeze on the ground. This contraption does not allow enough flow for...Read complete review

outboards don't need flushing, they simply self drain. Using the lower unit adapter on I/O spills most of the anti freeze on the ground. This contraption does not allow enough flow for a running inboard engine. I made my own for about $15 using 5 gal plastic bucket, and screwing a larger diameter (1") gate valve into the side, at the bottom, and used a 1" non-kinkable hose that gets sucked directly from my water pump inlets.

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3.0

Genius so easy to use and not much antifreeze wasted

By Gordo

from Cape cod

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Engine

    Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

    Very easy to use and you don't have to worry about what to do with the extra antifreeze... It's in there waiting for next year

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    good but needs improvement

    By PJ

    from Duxbury,Ma

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Engine

      Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

      product worked ok it could use a bigger hose.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      In a pinch I would buy

      By Phil

      from Duxbury,Ma

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Engine

      Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

      Good concept the hose is too small ,had to change the hose to a piece of garden hose I had around ,overall good product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Damaged my Outdrive & Overheated engine

      By Ex-West Marine Customer

      from Canada

      About Me Advanced

      Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

      This product destroyed the impeller in my outdrive and caused my engine to overheat. The hose is too small in diameter to supply enough antifreeze and my impeller burned up and the engine over heated.

      This product is terrible and is going to cost me a lot of money to repair my outdrive.

      DO NOT BUY OR USE THIS EVER!!!!!!!!!!

       
      5.0

      Worked great for me

      By noname

      from Little Rock, Ar

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Engine
        • Outdoor

        Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

        worked great. left a little Anti-Freeze in the jug. hose was crimped from shipment. had to straighten that

         
        4.0

        Worked as designed

        By LeeP

        from Virginia

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

            Made winterizing my Jet Ski's easy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            4.3 OMC 19ft baja islander

            By M.Smid

            from Addison,IL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Engine

              Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

              I think the hose should be a little thicker to let more flow through. Found that it works best when the out drive is comletely down to start a syphon effect. Remember its not pressurized like you water hose from the house so don't expect the anti freeze to rush through the engine quickly. It took about a good 7 minutes for 5 gallons of anti freeze to exit out the exhaust. First time winterizing myself to save some $$$. Disconnected all hoses in engine compartment to be sure antifreeze was in them. Use -100 antifreeze incase there is any water left behind. Greater chances of not freezing. It's nice that the product is clear. Can easily tell if engine is sucking up the antifreeze. It works and would recommend this.

               
              5.0

              Makes winterizing of all systems a snap

              By Cruiser

              from MN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Used To Winterize All Sys
              • Weather Proof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ac
                • Engine
                • Generator
                • Water Sytems

                Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

                Used to winterize all systems and saves on amount of antifreeze needed.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not so great

                By Boat Nut

                from Fayetteville NC

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Ineffective
                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Engine

                Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

                Well I just used the tank on my Correct Craft Ski Nautique. After I got it to stop leaking it worked great. My inboard motor sucked in five Gallons as I sprayed in the fogging oil. The problem I had is the brass fitting would not screw onto the plastic shut off valve tight enough to stop it from leaking. It leaked so bad water sprayed everywhere. I found a way to fix the problem by adding an additional plastic shut off valve between the original shut off valve and the brass fitting. See photo.

                This is clearly a case where the people designing the product has never used it. They probably don't even own a boat.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Why use it for an outboard??

                By IcutMetl

                from Sandusky Ohio

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Engine

                Comments about West Marine Engine Winterizing Kit:

                The fact that this is advertised to be used on outboards is misleading to a lot of boaters. I'm not sure why WestMarine does that. Outboards self-drain and do not need antifreeze if stored upright; if you do use antifreeze, it will drain itself out anyway. Perfect for an I/O, inboard, or water system., however.

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