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Old 09 April 2006, 16:28   #11
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Its a four cly Suzi 2 stroke, do it yourself and save a packet. Assuming the electronic ignition is okay and it runs well, then leave the carb and ignition settings alone. So whats left? new plugs grease the linkages, check all the wiring for chaff and coat the powerhead with that Quicksilver stuff that sets like wax. Off with the gearbox and carryout a water pump check and replace as necessary, (Richard B did a really good article on here). Check the prop for dings, fishing line behind it and refit with lots of grease. Grease to the steering tube and saddle bits, finally change the gearbox oil. charge the battery or replace if its getting on a bit, fit with more grease and grease up the steering. Finally a thorough check of the petrol lines and lots of fresh petrol etc. The manual is the key and taking your time . Only if there are problems would I worry about dealers.
I have just bought an old Yam 115 2 stroke, once the carbs have been stripped and cleaned out, hydraulics sorted, the ignition and a general health checked by Dean, I will be doing the rest from then onwards unless it starts to have major problems.

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Old 09 April 2006, 16:35   #12
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I just paid 340 euro for a full service on my 150 optimax. Major Dublin service agent and not even a full receipt with a list of what they did .
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Old 09 April 2006, 17:22   #13
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coat the powerhead with that Quicksilver stuff that sets like wax.
What's that then? Some sort of anti corrosion agent? I am also going to be doing my own servicing (because there is no other option here!) so it sounds like I should get some...
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Old 10 April 2006, 03:58   #14
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Sorry took a while to remember what its called. Try Corrosion Guard, sprays on like WD40 but then sets to a wax to stop it dripping off.

http://www.mercurymarine.com.au/MPI/...D?OpenDocument

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