Top 5 Outboard Maintenance Reminders

In order to keep your engine in tip top condition in-between servicing, it’s important to maintain your engine before every outing on the water. Here are our top 5 recommendations:

1) Flushing after use.

Flushing your engine as outlined in the owner’s manual is imperative to the longevity of your investment. Flushing options can vary across the different models. Please discuss the best option for your outboard with your Authorised Suzuki dealer.

2) Oil Level inspection.

Internal combustion engines require lubrication. Removing the engine cowl to check the oil level takes just a moment. If you see a change in the oil level, contact your Authorised Suzuki Dealer for further advice. Be sure to read the owner’s manual regarding the maintenance inspection of the outboard before checking oil levels.

3) Battery Terminal inspection.

Suzuki Marine’s high tech engines require a quality source of voltage to supply the engine control system. Battery terminals need to be in top condition to transfer the required voltage and amps. Wingnuts should be replaced with locknuts and check the battery fluid levels regularly.

4) Fuel filter checks

Fuel filters are the first line of defence against debris or water contamination coming from your boats’ fuel tank. It is recommended to complete a quick visual check before use.

5) Propeller inspection.

Removing the propeller to check for fishing lines could save you thousands of dollars in repairs. In addition, cleaning any burrs, dents or sharp edges improves the performance of the propeller. Remember, the propeller is what transfers the horse power to the water, so it’s worth looking after!