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Old 29 August 2011, 11:15   #11
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BSAC (the folk that think its better to go under the water than float on top ) run courses for petrol engines. Not sure its full servicing or more troubleshooting afloat type stuff? I think Doug (Stormforce) runs either these or something similar...
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Old 29 August 2011, 11:21   #12
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Thanks Polwart.

In fact just found this only 5 miles away from me. Outboard Engine

Could be what i'm looking for.
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The BSAC 'british sub aqua club' do an outboard maintanance course, which I am told is very good, as recently a few branch members went on one and came home raving about it.

I am not sure if you need to be a BSAC member to attend, email bsac hq and ask them, as they will run these courses all over the uk during the winter.

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Woohoo,

Changed the oil's today. Gearbox was straight forward with the pump. Moved onto the main engine oil and ooooooohhhhhh whoooopppsss.

Undid the drain bolt as stated but left it in slightly whilst i positioned the bottle and funnel. Popped the drain funnel section of the engine in, removed the bolt and bloody hell, how fast did it come out.

It was like a hose on full power. I managed to get some in the funnel and even managed to get some into the bottle 1 1/2 ltrs ish, but some went on the drive, well actually a fair bit.

So after ages of cleaning both me and the drive, i reinstsalled the bolt with a new washer. Filled her up, checked the level and bingo all done.

now i've parked my car over the top of whats left on the drive so hopefully i will get away with it when the wife returns
I'm also praying for heavy rain to wash some more away.......
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The only down side is the environmental issue of what to do with the waste oil.
Problem solved!
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The limited experience I've had of Honda oil changes is that it generally comes out the same golden colour it went in as.

As far as I know, you could probably gain a pretty good understanding of carb based outboards by doing a course or reading up about their motorbike versions. The main difference between marine and road is the leg, cooling and impellor. The block, carbs and fuel side of things is pretty standard.
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I'm certainly looking into doing a course this year or early next, or just keep practicing and using rib net for pointers......

Waste Oil disposal idea, maybe it will catch on........ then again...
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