Interval Maintenance
Interval Maintenance

Interval Maintenance

Some maintenance steps, like visual inspections, are best done every day, while others, such as oil changes, are set up at certain intervals.

fishingYamaha provides easy-to-understand information about how, and when, to perform proper maintenance. Yamaha also offers approximately 2,000 authorized Yamaha Marine dealers from coast-to-coast, specially trained and equipped to handle most of your outboard’s maintenance needs. So whether you get the parts from your Yamaha Marine dealer and do it yourself or have them do the work for you, you’ll rest assured knowing you’re doing your part to help protect and preserve your Yamaha outboard.

Four Stroke Replacement Schedule

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Continuous Use
After First 20 Hours (New Outboard)
Every 50 Hours
Annually or 100 Hours
Winterization/Lay-up
YAMALUBE® 4M FC-W®
YAMAHA 10-MICRON FUEL/WATER SEPARATING FILTER
YAMAHA ON-ENGINE FUEL FILTERS+++
YAMAHALUBE® RING FREE PLUS FUEL ADDITIVE
YAMAHALUBE® FUEL STABILIZER & CONDITIONER PLUS
NGK® SPARK PLUGS+++
YAMAHALUBE® GEARCASE LUBE
YAMAHA OIL FILTER
YAMAHA IMPELLER/WATER PUMP ASSEMBLY
YAMAHALUBE® POWER TRIM & TILT FLUID
YAMAHALUBE® YAMASHIELD™
YAMAHALUBE® BATTERY CLEANER & PROTECTOR
YAMAHALUBE® STOR-RITE ENGINE FOGGING OIL
ENGINE FLUSH PROCEDURE ••
+++ Clean (if applicable) or replace.
• Please refer to your owner's manual or consult with your authorized Yamaha Marine dealer for specific requirements of your engine.
•• After each use, especially in salt or brackish water.

Two Stroke Replacement Schedule

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Continuous Use
After First 20 Hours (New Outboard)
Every 50 Hours
Annually or 100 Hours
Winterization/Lay-up
YAMALUBE® 2M TC-W3®
YAMAHA 10-MICRON FUEL/WATER SEPARATING FILTER
YAMAHA ON-ENGINE FUEL FILTERS+++
YAMAHALUBE® RING FREE PLUS FUEL ADDITIVE
YAMAHALUBE® FUEL STABILIZER & CONDITIONER PLUS
NGK® SPARK PLUGS+++
YAMAHALUBE® GEARCASE LUBE
YAMAHA IMPELLER/WATER PUMP ASSEMBLY
YAMAHALUBE® POWER TRIM & TILT FLUID
YAMAHALUBE® YAMASHIELD™
YAMAHALUBE® BATTERY CLEANER & PROTECTOR
YAMAHALUBE® STOR-RITE ENGINE FOGGING OIL
ENGINE FLUSH PROCEDURE ••
+++ Clean (if applicable) or replace.
• Please refer to your owner's manual or consult with your authorized Yamaha Marine dealer for specific requirements of your engine.
•• After each use, especially in salt or brackish water.

The most accurate and specific maintenance interval information for your particular outboard will be found in your owner’s manual. We’ve also included basic charts (above) to help give you an overview of what needs doing, and when (indicated by yellow boxes). To determine when service is due, keep your eye on your hour meter. If you don’t have an hour meter, it’s easy and inexpensive to install one. Or, many Yamaha gauges already have this functionality built in, allowing you to set reminders at various intervals, and helping to keep you on schedule. You can also utilize the Yamaha Outboards Mobile App on your smartphone.

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