Originally Posted by Brownster74
I know someone selling a Honda Bf20 outboard around 6 years old. It has only done about 12 hours but never been serviced. Is that likely to cause problems or should it be ok due to the low hours.
How long should outboards last if maintained properly?
Don't want to get saddled with a dud.
any advice appreciated
It should be okay if its been stored correctly. Give it a service before using it, as a minimum; engine oil, gear lube, new impeller and make sure all old fuel has been cleaned out.
Plenty of BF100's that are 30 years old still going.