Tohatsu 9.8 engine care
Hi guys, many thanks for all the past replies to my noobish questions, I've really learnt a lot.
I took the motor out at the weekend and had some great fun on it around Christchurch bay, was surprised at how easy it gets on the plane on my honwave.
I'd like to keep the 2 stroke engine in tip top condition. The manual states that I would need genuine grease, gear oil, touch up paint and engine oil. But elsewhere I have read that I need things like marine wax, silicone spray, a grease gun, grease and an ear muff flashing adapter.
I'm a bit confused, especially when it comes to the manual recommending genuine products. Is this necessary?
Could someone please let me know what I need to do with the engine after its been out and whether there is anywhere online I can buy a 'care pack' which has everything in it I need. Had a bit of difficulty finding Tohatsu products, it seems they aren't supported as well as the more well known brands.
Do I need to flush the engine with freshwater - I launch from the river at Wick Lane, Christchurch, so does this need to be done given that freshwater would have run through the system on the way back to the slipway?