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Does a 2014 Merc 9.9 retain water in the head after use or

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Does a 2014 Merc 9.9 retain water in the head after use or does it all come out? Just wondering if in winterizing motor if I need antifreeze .
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Customer: Just took boat out of Lake Erie and am having my 115 hpmerc winterized and Just wondering if 9.9 kicker needs antifreeze as well
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Charles replied 1 month ago.

As long as you take care of the fuel system and spray some fogging oil into the cylinders, as long as you trim the engines down, ald allow all of the water to drain from them, neither engine would need antifreeze, all outboards are self draining when trimmed down.

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