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Old 21 December 2006, 05:15   #1
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Working on Outboards

Are Outboards relatively straight forward to work on? I am just getting into boats and consider myself to be pretty proficient with engines having worked on old cars and bikes over the years.

A number of these engines are of Japenese origin does this make it difficult to get parts (and expensive!) also is there much availability of used parts?

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thay are for the most part stright Forward, even the efi's and the dfi's.
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My 2stroke Yamaha was a doddle, I had a bit of experience with 2stroke racing bikes.

Having said that, she never gave me bother
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basic servicing is relatively Ok one of these helps

http://www.repairmanual.com/marine/13

most parts for outboards are pricey and as all makes are imported.

you can make savings on plugs by going to a motorbike shop
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basic servicing is relatively Ok one of these helps

http://www.repairmanual.com/marine/13

most parts for outboards are pricey and as all makes are imported.

you can make savings on plugs by going to a motorbike shop
Yep...

The only thing you really need to watch out for is siezed/corroded fittings.Salt water really isn't nice to ally-even more so if it's got a mild steel bolt in. If you're not good at unseizing things without damaging them then take it to a mechanic as soon as you can't undo something.
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The only thing you really need to watch out for is siezed/corroded fittings.Salt water really isn't nice to ally-even more so if it's got a mild steel bolt in. If you're not good at unseizing things without damaging them then take it to a mechanic as soon as you can't undo something.
who'd have thought you would get sound advice from a Vampire

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