I am going to put the Babys (Engines) to Sleep this year

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I am pretty sure that the Amsoil fogging oil has only been around for a few months, so you probably won't find anyone around here that has used it yet. I have some, and will be using it this winter. I have done it to watercraft with marine fogging oil and they seem to do just fine. Just a little bit of smoke at startup. Being an Amsoil product, it probably had some thought put into it. What are you winterizing?
 

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3 Bigblock Mopar Engines and a couple of lawn mowers engines. I was wondering how the process worked. Is the engine running, sprayed thru the carb??? etc...?
 
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It's pretty easy: 1) Take out the spark plugs 2) spray the fogging oil in the spark plug holes (I do 2 short blasts - about a second each) 3) put the bike in gear and walk the bike a little to move the pistons and oil around 4) check the plugs while they are out 5) put the plugs back in Now, #3 is going to be tricky for a car. I would not use the starter becuase you are going to end up sucking fuel into the cylinders. If you can turn the crank, that would be ideal.
 
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We used to fog our boat right through the carb with this foamy stuff. I dont know what it was but it winterized the boat great. 351 pleasurecraft ford motor with 250hp at the prop.
 
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Originally posted by alreadygone: NOT gonna suck anything with plugs out, no vacuum. bob
Forgot he had a carb, I don't own anything with a carb anymore (even both Harleys are EFI). So, yes, I guess no fuel would come into the cylinders in that case.
 
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I've put engines into winter storage by fogging with marine fogging oil or with WD-40. I never had a fouling problem. The amount of oil that actually lands on the the plugs is tiny, and seems to burn right off in the spring.
 
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I don't think there's much point to spraying fogging oil down the carb of any 4 stroke, it's regularly done on 2 stroke outboards or any other 2 stroke for that matter, because after going through the carb/s it will lubricate the entire engine, crank, bearings, rods, reeds, pistons, as well as combustion chamber, and it will stick to everything. A 4 stroke will just burn it right off, it's not going to lubricate much, being as the oil is what lubricates a 4 stroke. It may do a little good to the combustion chamber by being sprayed into the spark plug holes, and then turning the engine a little, but even that's probably more trouble than it's worth.
 

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Ok, just got the order....instructions say: Spray down intake for 10 seconds with engine in fast idle mode. Take out spark plugs and spray in each cylinder. Turn over engine a few times. I was kinda hoping to just spray down the intake and put it too sleep. Oh, Well.....
 
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