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rhr1956 03-06-2013 03:31 PM

4 Stroke Outboard-Annual Service-Fresh Water Only
 
What is on your list each year when getting your outboard ready for the season? Fresh water users only please.

tommays 03-06-2013 03:51 PM

Re: 4 Stroke Outboard-Annual Service-Fresh Water Only
 
There is really NO differance all the things like changing the lower unit oil should be done in the fall to spot any issues while they are small

Same thing for draining the fuel

dabnis 03-06-2013 03:53 PM

Re: 4 Stroke Outboard-Annual Service-Fresh Water Only
 
Thorough visual inspection, new oil & plugs. Maybe every other year, new lower unit oil.
Lube appropriate fittings, fresh fuel, check prop nut, wipe off the dust and go.

The owner's manual should have all the details.

Paul T

Sternik 03-06-2013 04:12 PM

Re: 4 Stroke Outboard-Annual Service-Fresh Water Only
 
My usual excuse to play in the garage includes:
- change engine oil
- change lower unit oil
- change fuel filter
- change plugs
- general visual inspection
- add fuel stabiliser to the last tank of gasoline for the season
- clean, shine and enjoy :-)


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