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Have a 2004 3.0 MerCruiser -have winterized( drained block & exhaust) but don't see where you add anti-freeze as unit will be outside to Spring-live in Michigan.Thanks

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You do not need to add antifreeze. If it has 2 blue hoses on the right side of engine then pull those and point down towards the bilge. If it does not have that then pull the plug on the right side of block. Pull the plug out of the bottom of the exhaust manifold. Loosen the hose clamp on the water pump and pull the hose off. Put the hose clamp and the 2 plugs into a ziplock bag and ziptie them to the steering wheel so you dont loose them. That is all that you need to do. You should also use Sta-Bil to stabilize the fuel in the fuel tank. Then you are done!

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