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Old 07 December 2015, 04:44   #1
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Working on 60hp etec impressions

This year I have carried out the following work on my 60 hp etec
1) changed gear oil very easy.
2) Changed impeller which became impeller kit (difficult to remove original impeller)
3) changed spark plugs (no problem with indexing same)
4) Changed thermostat (3 minute job)
5) Changed controle camble to Xtreme type cables larger diameter than original cables.
6) Changed the battery cable for a continous cable of a heavier guage (50mm)

The engine its self is quite easy to work on from a mechanical point of view. I had problems in removing the impeller and have to wonder if it was the original one. As I damaged the plate on which the impeller sits, I ended up having to change the impeller kit.
Spark plugs and thermostat very easy to change.
Easy to drop the LU and re- install.

The most difficult part of the job was the re-installing of the two side panels and modifying the rubber bung/ grommett into thich the control cables etec enter the engine as the holes had to be increased in size. In conclusion the mechanical were easy to work on the panels to re-install were a bitch.

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Old 07 December 2015, 06:38   #2
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I paid a Suzuki mechanic who taught outboard mechanics at uni to show me how to service my Suzuki FA90. Must say it was so simple to do when shown properly, little things like checking the anodes on the power head are one thing some people neglect.

How many hours are on the etec?.. You want to be careful you don't end up with a heap to service now you've told everyone you know how!!

I'm looking forward to the warranty period to run out on my Yam so I can save paying so much to get it done through a Yamaha dealer.

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Old 07 December 2015, 08:57   #3
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There are about 120 hrs on the etec
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Old 07 December 2015, 09:33   #4
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The most difficult part of the job was the re-installing of the two side panels

TSM.
Hi Mick, if you want to make life easy when refitting the side panels just spray the whole leg and inside of the panel (all over the foam) with some light oil in a spray bottle, this makes everything slide together much more easily and also having a load of oil around under the covers is no bad thing to help keep corrosion at bay....
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