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Old 02 September 2005, 10:40   #1
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Dumb question but....

Is it completely necessary to service an engine? and What happens if you dont?
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Old 02 September 2005, 11:11   #2
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Not so dumb but how long is a piece of string??? So much depends on the engine - oil changes MUST be done - the more often the better. Also if you have a cambelt that will also need changing - apart from that I know of diesels that have covered 400,000 miles with nothing more than reg oil changes.
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hmm well the oil change is obvious. And im not sure if the Honda 115 have a cambelt..i dont even kno what that is but hehe ill check into that.
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Thought you were speaking generally - didn't realise you were on about your outboard!!!

Don't know enough about them to comment but they may well have a cambelt to drive the camshaft - also fuel filter and gearcase oil will need looking at - also most outboards need the impeller changed every 2 years or so.
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one things for sure , if I had a nice new four stroke 115hp Honda lump that cost a few squid, I am bloody sure I would look after it using the proper maintenance schedule! A well maintained engine is a reliable engine.
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thats convincing enough
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I would have thought that it was one of the most (if not the most) important thing to service. I know this is obvious but breaking down at sea must rate as something worth avoiding. I got quoted just over 100 quid (from memory) for my Honda 90HP 4 Stroke.
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With servicing then, do you wait for the engine hrs to meet what's required in the book, or do you service the engine whatever annually at a set period? (just a general question).

ie, servicing could be every 100hrs, if you only do like 50hrs one year, do you service it the following year at the same time, or wait for the 100hrs to come around again?

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100 hours or once a season, which ever comes first. Some have it done at end of season and winterized at same time, therefore ready for next time use(thats if you stop at the end of season)
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