Mercury Marine Verado 6 User Manual
Storage, Storage preparation, Caution
The major consideration in preparing your outboard for storage is to
protect it from rust, corrosion, and damage caused by freezing of trapped
The following storage procedures should be followed to prepare your
outboard for out of season storage or prolonged storage (two months or
Never start or operate your outboard (even momentarily) without water
circulating through all the cooling water intake holes in the gearcase to
prevent damage to the water pump (running dry) or overheating of the
IMPORTANT: Gasoline containing alcohol (ethanol or methanol) can
cause a formation of acid during storage and can damage the fuel system.
If the gasoline being used contains alcohol, it is advisable to drain as
much of the remaining gasoline as possible from the fuel tank, remote
fuel line, and engine fuel system.
IMPORTANT: This outboard is equipped with a closed fuel system when
the engine is not running. With this closed system, fuel within the engine's
fuel system, other than the fuel tank, will remain stable during normal
storage periods without the addition of fuel treatment stabilizers.
Fill the fuel tank and engine fuel system with treated (stabilized) fuel to
help prevent formation of varnish and gum. Proceed with the following
• Portable Fuel Tank ‑ Pour the required amount of Fuel System
Treatment and Stabilizer (follow instructions on container) into fuel
tank. Tip fuel tank back and forth to mix stabilizer with the fuel.
• Permanently Installed Fuel Tank ‑ Pour the required amount of Fuel
System Treatment and Stabilizer (follow instructions on container)
into a separate container and mix with approximately one liter (one
quart) of gasoline. Pour this mixture into fuel tank.
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