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Old 03 April 2019, 01:16   #1
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Storage of 15hp suzuki outboard

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Says store on side , guildence on ob to which is best.

How long can u do this as got it on a stand but wondering if I can store it long term on the side.

Efi 15hp Suzuki, new
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Old 03 April 2019, 01:45   #2
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Says store on side , guildence on ob to which is best.



How long can u do this as got it on a stand but wondering if I can store it long term on the side.



Efi 15hp Suzuki, new


Personally Id keep it on a stand. Less chance of the cowlings getting damaged & takes up less room. On its side for transport. Usually they can only be laid on one particular side, make sure you get it the right way round.
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I laid my 20hp Suzuki in the car wrong side up once. Scared me but there were no ill effects or spilt oil. Stored it in my garage on a home-made stand using a sack truck as the base.

Recommended to buy some flushing muffs so you can run the engine while on the stand. Don't run the engine using the supplied flushing adaptor.
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Old 30 August 2019, 18:00   #4
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I laid my 20hp Suzuki in the car wrong side up once. Scared me but there were no ill effects or spilt oil. Stored it in my garage on a home-made stand using a sack truck as the base.
Limecc (or anyone else with the Suzuki 15/20hp four stroke),

During transport, laid on its side, do you ever have any trouble with fuel leak?
My dealer assured me that it would be fine - however the manual and the big warning sticker on the top of the cowl states you need to drain the vapor separator before laying it down. I'm only transporting it a mile or so each time... would be a real pain to have to go through the draining process.

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I transported it many times each and every trip and never had an issue. Relax.
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Relax.
Done and done.

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Welcome to the forum Yes. If any confirmation were needed over our two years with a DF20 I travelled it hundreds of miles on its side in the back of the car and never bothered to drain the vapour separator. There was never any fuel seepage.
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Great, thanks for the further confirmation.
One thing I think I should have opted for is the gas assist tilt - unless it is just pretty stiff being new, tilting to shallow water drive takes a fair bit of effort. I guess that's why they sell it as an option!
Otherwise, fantastic bit of kit.
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Despite mine having a dealer PDI and dealer first service when I checked it the whole tilt mechanism was dry.. moved far better for lubrication. However... the balance of that OB does seem a little to the rear so it's a bit of a pull up as you say.
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Thanks, Fenlander.

Yes, mine had a dealer PDI also - but will be worth checking the lubrication.
I can just treat boating as my gym session now - with lifting the outboard on and off the transom and putting it into shallow water drive. All part of the fun.
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