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Old 26 December 2013, 10:35   #11
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I have a 2007 Yamaha F60, low hours 130 but I changed the timing belt this summer due to it being 5 years old. The old belt looked to be in great condition. its not a big job to change the belt on the F60's so worth the peace of mind
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Old 08 January 2014, 13:58   #12
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If in doubt change it.
And you are in doubt because you are asking !
If it was mine I would change it, because now you have thought of it you'll be extra gutted if you don't change it and it goes !
If the tensioner isn't hydraulic or has a plastic pulley then you might be ok to reuse that if its running quietly.
And how come outboard spares are so much cheaper in the US ?
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Spend the money!

yes, I have decided it's just not worth the risk of leaving it and once done won't need doing again until after i've traded the boat for something bigger

I know what you mean about American prices, the belt seems to go for around $62 plus shipping and i've just paid 68 inc vat here in the UK so it's the old 1 dollar = 1 pound again that everybody seems to charge. Didn't think that was too bad a price actually so just need the rain to stop now so i can get on with it.
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Old 17 January 2014, 13:39   #14
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I have a 2007 Yamaha F60, low hours 130 but I changed the timing belt this summer due to it being 5 years old. The old belt looked to be in great condition. its not a big job to change the belt on the F60's so worth the peace of mind
I have an 2007 F60 too. I thought this would be an easy job but requires removing the flywheel seems to require a special tool to hold it in place? The part costs about $80 and my local shop estimates 2 hours of labor so I think I'm just going to bring it in. Seems like less work than tracking down the flywheel gripper and spending most of a Saturday working on this every 5+ years.

If I'm wrong about ways to hold the flywheel in place to get it removed please let me know. I wouldn't mind doing this myself if its easier than I'm imagining.
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If I'm wrong about ways to hold the flywheel in place to get it removed please let me know. I wouldn't mind doing this myself if its easier than I'm imagining.
Do you mean to hold it so it doesn't turn, or to rig a puller for it? Got a clear photo(s)?

A flywheel holder is a pretty simple tool. I have a Snap-on unit, but there are plenty of other options.
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