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Old 01 April 2012, 09:47   #1
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Identification of Yamaha 60HP engine - 60FETO

Hello all

Your help welcomed with identifying my 60HP 2 stroke engine please (60FETO) - pictures attached: plate, engine, gauge and remote controls

I'm after a manual for it, both for maintenance and also to familiarise with the emergency procedures on the engine for fuel enrichment and ignition problems, that I can see marked on the engine, but they are not the clearest of things. Also interested in the manual pull start procedure - do you need a special cord for that?

Given other threads, I've tried looking at : Owners Manuals | Yamaha Outboards
but can't find it there.

Any other tips for this engine welcomed - I'm guessing it's far from new, but has been well-looked after, so I'm keen to keep it that way.

Many thanks for your help - especially if you can also point me to a manual.

Best wishes

Steve
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Old 01 April 2012, 14:47   #2
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I had a 50hp that was very similar. Had both the owners manual and seloc workshop manual. Will see if I can dig them out.
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Old 01 April 2012, 15:06   #3
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Your engine was imported in 1992. I think you will find somebody on ebay selling CD service manuals.
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Old 01 April 2012, 15:16   #4
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Hello

Thanks to you both for that information.

You say the engine was imported in 1992 - would that have been from new, as some of the documentation I've seen that's almost right goes back to 1984?

Was this model in production for quite a long time without modification, thus the 1984 manuals are still relevant?

Or is it that sometimes these are imported second hand?

(so many questions!)

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Your engine was manufactured/ imported in 1992. Stick with 1992 when you are looking for parts / or manual. Yes the 60F was launched in 1984 but has been revamped over the years. 1984 has manual choke, no oil injection and has manual spark advance. HTH Davie
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Old 01 April 2012, 15:32   #6
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you will find as i did that the 1984 models were 2 cyl as yours will have 3 pots,i believe the L denotes the year,as davie said 1992
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Old 03 April 2012, 06:52   #7
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Thanks for that all of you - yes it does have 3 pots, so it all makes sense now. I was getting confused when 1984 manuals kept appearing, so thanks alot.

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sorry for the delay,

could not find your engine in my CD Yamaha Manual 1984 > 2003 ( CD bought a few years ago on ebay ) but a google gave me this

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...0isvM1TxMLWpZQ


dont print it off as it is about 194 pages...
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Old 03 May 2012, 14:01   #9
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Hi Steve
Did you have any luck with a service manual as I have the identical motor only difference is mine was supposed to be a 97 model but here in Africa anything goes . I need the manual to order parts the motor is in really good nick and I want to keep it that way it is for the kids and must last.
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Hello Terence

Many thanks for following this up - and yes I did get sorted thank you.

While surprised the engine was quite as old as it is, it's a good solid and reliable thing, so hope yours is too.

A key thing for me were the sections on the emergency "got you home" procedures, which was good to work through. Plus the wiring diagram was really helpful for the remote.

So thank you very much all the same - I guess it's a tad warmer RIBbing down where you are compared to here in Orkney :o)

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