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Old 26 October 2004, 06:43   #1
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Outboard servicing

I have four outboards that need servicing at the moment. However, all the local service people are very very very busy and I'm looking at a several week wait. Three of these engines are small - 8, 9.9 and a 15 (all mariner). The other is a 40. Now, I have read around on here for s bit about servicing and have come to the conclusion that I can probably save me self about 400 by doing it my self.
So far I have the following things down to do during a service, but is there anything else I should do/check?
-Change plugs
-Change gearbox oil
-Clean block then spray with WD40
-Clean and re-grease all linkages
-Remove prop and greese splines
-Drain carbs
-Remove/clean/replace fuel filters
-Replace impellor (possibly)
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Old 26 October 2004, 08:15   #2
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Sounds good, you could put fogging oil into each of the cylinders and turn over by hand a couple of times (Quicksilver to a version). Otherwise just store them somewhere dry and secure.

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Old 26 October 2004, 11:11   #3
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I'm going to be using these engines all though the winter so I assume that won't be nessessery....
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Old 26 October 2004, 13:32   #4
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I would remove/strip and clean the carbs as apposssed to just draining them. Build up of gum from the oil or a small amount of water may cause you problems later in the year (especially salt water as the crystals will grow and make a horrible mess).
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