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Old 01-05-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Yamaha 4 stroke oil change - Directions?

Can anyone tell me where to find oil change directions for my outboard (Yamaha 4 stroke 200 HP) online?
Any help or hints would be greatly apprecitated.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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from one of the finest project posters here - Hotspot -

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I agree that Andy has done a great post!!! BUT, call me anal, I just prefer to drain the oil by using the drain plug on the side to the lower unit (per the owners manual). I have personally experienced how the oil looks on the dipstick with both methods used on MY F225 (same basic engine as the F200). To do this I purchased a "oil catch pan" from Sears automotive dept. and drain the oil to that. The oil on the dipstick after the oil/filter change (filter change done using Andy's ziplock bag method) was CLEAN! I just thing that it results in a more complete drain of the old oil using gravity rather than an oil extractor. Just my TWO cents....
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the drain plug is fine if the boat is out of the water. if you have a trailer thats the best way if not get an oil changer and suck it out thru the dipstick. i found on my f225s it sucks almost all the oil out.
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the drain plug is fine if the boat is out of the water. if you have a trailer thats the best way if not get an oil changer and suck it out thru the dipstick. i found on my f225s it sucks almost all the oil out.
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4S oil changes are probably the most disucssed item here other than the "2S vs 4S wars"..the truth is there are no wrong answers......use an extractor or pull the plug either way....new major namebrand oils really don't create sludge. The real key is pick your fav oil and change it often. My motor asks for changes every 100 hours - I choose 75....I also use Mobil 1 once it's broke in at 100 hours...

one other tip - once you're broke in, run it 2 min at WOT on the way home - every time....
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one other tip - once you're broke in, run it 2 min at WOT on the way home - every time....
A very good tip that bears repeating for emphasis

Aside from it keeping moisture out of the oil, you arrive back in the slip or ramp with a hot engine and complete flushing should take less time - engine is already hot so thermostat opens quickly.
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The Yamaha's are easy. 4 allen bolts to remove the side cover, Tilt and turn the engine a little to put the drain plug on the down side and let it drain into the pan. The only trick is the little flat "nuts" for the allen bolts. They are down at the bottom front of the engine on the port side of the engine. If you aren't careful they will fall out on the ground. I pull them out and keep them in my pocket until I put the cover back on.

After the first time it only takes about 20 minutes per engine.
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ReelDreams1 - 1/6/2008 4:19 AM The Yamaha's are easy. 4 allen bolts to remove the side cover, Tilt and turn the engine a little to put the drain plug on the down side and let it drain into the pan. The only trick is the little flat "nuts" for the allen bolts. They are down at the bottom front of the engine on the port side of the engine. If you aren't careful they will fall out on the ground. I pull them out and keep them in my pocket until I put the cover back on. After the first time it only takes about 20 minutes per engine.
Ditto about those little flat nuts. I haven't lost either of them yet, but I plan to order spares when I place my next SIM order. Also, before you go to change the oil, make sure you have the a new oil drain plug gasket/washer on hand. That is, if you are going to drain the oil out the drain plug. Since I keep my boat on the trailer, I always drain the oil out of the plug.
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JiminGA - 1/5/2008 6:20 PM I agree that Andy has done a great post!!! BUT, call me anal, I just prefer to drain the oil by using the drain plug on the side to the lower unit (per the owners manual).....
If you have your boat on a lift, about all you can do is suck it out. If the boat is in the water, about all you can do it suck it out. Sure....if you can drain it by the plug that would be preferred. But sometimes that is just not possible which is the reason we decided to offer the oil evackits.

In our shop, all of our customers four strokes get sucked out, then we drain the residual. A couple of slips with the catch pans and burned handsis all it takes to figure out a faster and easier way. Especially on the F200-225 and 250's.

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In our shop, all of our customers four strokes get sucked out, then we drain the residual. A couple of slips with the catch pans and burned handsis all it takes to figure out a faster and easier way. Especially on the F200-225 and 250's
Andy, do you do anything different on a F115?
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