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Old 03-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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My 1989 Yamaha 200 hp 2 stroke was properly winterized in November before I bought the boat. It was fogged, lower unit oil was changed and it was all lubed up.
What exactly do I need to do before I put her back in the water. Thanks
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I would start her up a home on the muffs and it will smoke a bit clearing out the fogging oil. I just did it this weekend on my boat along with a decarbing sea foam treatment. You might want to pull the spark plugs just to make sure they didn't get fouled at all from oil. I would also check or change your racor filters
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As a Yamaha mechanic you should not run a Yamaha outboard on flush muffs. A Yamaha water pump is a flooded pump which means they need to be submerged in water. Get a water tub to go up we're the gear case is bolted up. By doing this you will keep the life of your water pump. By running on muffs you take the chance of burning up the water pump. Over my 13 years of being a mechanic I have replaced many of pumps because customers running on flush muffs. I hope this helps you hate to see people throw money out the door.
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Change the water pump impeller and put new plugs in.
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Thanks. Johnny Boat. I sent you a pm.
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As a Yamaha mechanic you should not run a Yamaha outboard on flush muffs. A Yamaha water pump is a flooded pump which means they need to be submerged in water. Get a water tub to go up we're the gear case is bolted up. By doing this you will keep the life of your water pump. By running on muffs you take the chance of burning up the water pump. Over my 13 years of being a mechanic I have replaced many of pumps because customers running on flush muffs. I hope this helps you hate to see people throw money out the door.
Properly installed muffs will completely fill the water cooling system and begin peeing from the discharge hole on the side of the cowling just like it was running. I have been starting my Yamahas on dry land for years without any issues.
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Thanks for the advice. What to do...what to do...being an outboard greenhorn I may fill a garbage can with water and run it that way...less room for error.
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