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Routine Maintenance on Motors
|Author||Topic: Routine Maintenance on Motors|
posted 08-09-2001 07:48 PM ET (US)
I am a new boat owner--that is, a new owner of a boat, not an owner of a new boat--and asked a repair shop about routine maintenance on my 1991 Yam 70. He said that be sure to have the impeller changed every couple of years. Now I know there must be more to routine maintenance than this. Any thoughts? Thanks.
posted 08-09-2001 08:01 PM ET (US)
Get an owner's manual and the FACTORY
service manual and see what it says. It
will work out something like change the
lower unit lube and plugs annually or
every 100 hours (which ever comes first),
lube some other stuff every month or two
or 25 hours. This is all stuff any
reasonably competant home mechanic can handle.
I'm pretty experienced (I've assembled a
And I'm 30 miles from an OMC dealer.
posted 08-13-2001 11:49 AM ET (US)
Lower unit seals and an impeller are totally different animals. You are correct on the maintenence. Water pumps are simple and I would have yours done so you know it is good. get a manual and see. Takes an hour or so and $40 pump.
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