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Old 24 August 2014, 05:58   #1
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When to Service your engine

Not really sure what to do....
I got my 2007 Yam 60 4 stroke serviced in March for its 100 hr interval. By the time I put it away for the winter I will have only done around 40hrs this season. Do I service it yearly just to be safe with peace of mind or stick with the every 100 hrs service interval?
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Old 24 August 2014, 06:45   #2
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Not really sure what to do....
I got my 2007 Yam 60 4 stroke serviced in March for its 100 hr interval. By the time I put it away for the winter I will have only done around 40hrs this season. Do I service it yearly just to be safe with peace of mind or stick with the every 100 hrs service interval?
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I normally service every other year as long as you have had no issues should be fine.
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I'd just do a nice job of winterizing it.
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I'd just do a nice job of winterizing it.
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Yeh nice bit of fogging oil should do the job.Also clean and re-grease prop shaft and check grease nipple lube if necessary.
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Thanks for the advice. I know that there are plenty of topics on winterising your engine but I have not yet done this and some older threads on the topic seen 'complicated'

Only August and I am already on the subject anyone for Carols??
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40hrs in a season, that takes some doin
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40hrs in a season, that takes some doin

Not when you are trolling on tick over fishing for 6hrs at a time. I have found just drifting is not as good unless you have a good wind.
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The other school of thought is that you should service the engine (4 stroke) at the end of the season. That way the oil that sits in it over the winter is fresh and won't be acidic and therefore will protect the bearing surfaces from corrosion.
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As it says in the yam handbook...
The service intervals provided in the Mainte- nance Chart were developed based upon “typical” use that includes operating at varied speeds, with sufficient time for engine warm up and cool-down, a medium to light load, and an average cruising speed near the 3000 to 4000 rpm range. As with any engine, however, if your normal operating conditions are different, you should consider service more often than shown, especially how often you change your engine oil and gear oil. Ex- amples might include extended wide-open- throttle use or long periods of trolling or idling, carrying heavy loads, or frequent starting and stopping or shifting. More fre- quent maintenance will often pay off many times over in increased engine life and great- er owner satisfaction. Consult your Yamaha dealer for additional maintenance recom- mendations.
...The choice is yours.
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the other school of thought is to buy a decent pair of gloves and a warm hat & keep ribbin'!
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