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06-05-2015, 12:50 PM
Hi all,

This may be posted somewhere else, but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for on the web.

I'm looking for a standard maintenance checklist for a 4-stroke outboard down to the "every-use" frequency. I've always had a 2-stroke, so may have some info backwards.

This is what I had in mind so far:

After Every Use:
- Flush motor with fresh water
- check gas for water

End of season:
- Change oil
- Winterize

Beginning of each season:
- change lower unit oil

Every other season:
- Water impeller change

My motor is old, so I'm planning on treating right to get as much out of it as possible, but I know I'm missing stuff that I should be doing. Like "service the flux capacitor" or something that I don't even know about. Thanks for any words of wisdom.


06-05-2015, 09:03 PM
You want to change lower unit oil at the end of season

bilge rat jim
06-05-2015, 11:37 PM
Don't be messing with the flux capacitor- that sucker's got 1.21 jigawatts of juice!:D You might want to add "check engine oil level before each use". Better yet, look online for an operators manual for your outboard model- it will have a checklist and periodic maintenance schedule. What's the model and year of your outboard?