Daily maintenance is essential to the lifespan of outboard engines. There are three tips that you need to follow:
Keeping your outboard motor clean after saltwater use. Flushing the engine with fresh water after every saltwater use and let the engine to run for about five minutes to clear out any residual saltwater.
Don’t use the mixing fuel and oil that kept above a month (plastic container is shorter). Don’t use the deteriorated fuel and oil. Because its lubrication of moving parts fails and therefore causes great damage to outboard engines.
Before storing your outboard engine. Take five steps: (1) Empty the oil and fuel in the tank. (2) Start the engine to deplete residual oil in the carburetor to avoid deterioration. (3) Remove the spark plug and add 3-5 drops of 2-stroke oil to the cylinder. (4) Start the engine for a few times to lubricate the cyclinder. (5) Turn off the engine and install the spark plug.