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Old 04-16-2014, 05:46 PM
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For the outboard guys

Guys as it coming into our slow season down here, I was wondering what you guys do for maintenance? Been surfing the net looking for the data I need and heres what I have come up so far:

1. Impeller change every season
2. Gearbox oil change every season.
3. Spark plugs Chenge them every season????
4. Check the carbs for built up slidge in the bowls.
5. I hear alot of people talking of "Stabil" and " Ring free" can anyone shed any light on the gains of using these?

Also whos re-ringed their engines? Not the my Pro V is having any issues but I would like to know where you guys got your parts. Im thinking If I re-ring the motor and do the engine bearings now than It will prolong the engine in the future. The engine is in top shape Im just thinking ahead. The engine Is showing 670 hours.

The next question is being a 2 stroke superkart racer Ive always used synthetic oil in my kart engines. I purchased 8 litres ( 2 gallons ) for $84 AUD of full synthetic Yamalube. Was wondering If anyone had switched to the synthetic oil and what was the outcome.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:02 PM
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I am a religious annual changer of inboard impellers, but more like 3-4 years for my outboards.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:04 PM
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Stabil is used to treat the gasoline so it doesn't break down over the off-season storage. It also helps fight the ethanol in our fuel.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:18 PM
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No longer an OB guy, but I was a bit anal with the maintenance. I usually did an annual maintenance where I'd pull the lower, lube the drive shaft spline, change plugs, fuel filter and and gear lube. Water pump... when the piss stream started getting weak.

Also, be sure to run something through to clean the carbon. As far as dino vs. synthetic, I have never ventured from Quiksilver Premium Plus.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:20 PM
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When I had my BF200 with a Pro V, I changed the plugs, fuel filter and lower end oil every year. The impeller every 5 years.

Never touched the carbs.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:08 PM
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When I had my BF200 with a Pro V, I changed the plugs, fuel filter and lower end oil every year. The impeller every 5 years.

Never touched the carbs.
Yep, same as Mike did.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:36 PM
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Lower unit oil, water separating fuel filter and plugs annually. Impeller every other year. Don't winterize (garage queen) and take it out during the winter when the temp hits the 60's or higher.

Use only Quicksilver premium plus oil, Quick Care fuel treatment and Quick Kleen to minimize the carbon build up.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for the tips people. One thing i have noticed is that theres alot of smoke on intial start up typical 2 stroke thing i know but have noticed it more and more over the last 3 times ive used and was thinking it could be due to the temperature getting cooler. Also noticed that the idle speed is quiet low in gear at 400 rpms. and its sometimes a bit hard to start it takes 2 or 3 attempts to get it started and idling before it will go into gear.
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