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Old 13 April 2016, 18:57   #1
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Outboard engineer / service recommendations near Plymouth?

Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a local engineer / firm who could give me a hand on-site servicing my Yamaha 30DEO outboards - I have the basic service kits (gear oil, washers, plugs, filters and impellers) but am slightly nervous about changing the impellers in particular for the first time. I really want to learn how to do this for myself so was hoping it might be possible to watch an expert do it in the first instance...

Btw I have looked through the service manual / YouTube / searched the forum etc.

Any suggestions gratefully received. Cheers, Rupert
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Old 15 April 2016, 14:35   #2
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Old 15 April 2016, 14:41   #3
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Hi there - serendipitously this is who I've come up with through my own research. Tried him earlier today but didn't get through. I'm toying with the idea of just doing a carb clean (with spray and additive), plug and gear oil change for this season as I believe the engines to be in very good condition, but if Ian could give me a hand with the impeller then even better... Thank you for replying. Best, R
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Old 15 April 2016, 14:44   #4
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It's not difficult look on you tube for D-Ray's shop really good fully explained.

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Old 15 April 2016, 14:47   #5
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Give him a bell tomorrow and I'm sure he will answer, hes is on here too, and he does respond to SMs messages!
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Old 15 April 2016, 14:59   #6
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Thanks both!

Jeff - the engines in question are quite old (1991/2) but are in amazing condition. My anxiety is doing something stupid that will screw up or seriously delay using the boat this season. I guess I'm just looking for peace of mind but from what I've researched online yes it does look pretty straightforward. Inspected the bolts for the leg this afternoon and at first glance they look great i.e. no corrosion.

Will make sure to catchup with Ian and let you know how I get on.

Cheers! R
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Thanks both!

Jeff - the engines in question are quite old (1991/2) but are in amazing condition. My anxiety is doing something stupid that will screw up or seriously delay using the boat this season. I guess I'm just looking for peace of mind but from what I've researched online yes it does look pretty straightforward. Inspected the bolts for the leg this afternoon and at first glance they look great i.e. no corrosion.

Will make sure to catchup with Ian and let you know how I get on.

Cheers! R
Fair do's bolts are the big one if they break but that's the same if you do it or a mechanic but for confidence watch some one first.

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Fair do's bolts are the big one if they break but that's the same if you do it or a mechanic but for confidence watch some one first.

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The difference is a pro will know when said bolt is reaching the point of snapping and will stop and try to free it off (heat tapping the head working back & fourth release oil etc) where the amateur might just go to the snapped bolt stage in one
It's not always you can free off a stuck bolt but a pro will stand a better chance than an amateur
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Its 07977143836 no 5 in it, its a 4 not 5 John
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