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Old 11 October 2018, 06:17   #1
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Diagnostics and Yamaha Outboard Service

Does anyone know if an outboard (yamaha F150a in this case) should be routinely connected to a diagnostic tool as part of a service?
I was going to send mine in for a winterise and service and was surprised when I was told that they don't connect such engines to a computer as part of a service unless diagnostics was required?
your thoughts are, as ever, appreciated.
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Old 11 October 2018, 12:13   #2
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Presumably diagnostics are only required if there is a problem to diagnose
I guess there is little to check if there are no faults
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Does it use yds 1.33? If it does why don’t you buy it for 60 and plug it in whenever you like.....
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What year is it? Think 1.33 covers earlier years, something like pre 2012.If engine is working fine prob not a big issue. Don't know F150, do you have an hours gauge to track hrs? I use YDS to check sensors, settings and any codes flagged, but probably only if I think I have a problem not necessarily when I'm servicing.
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