It is my intention to do the following on my outboard - for the very first time I might add - so I will be approaching this with some trepidation - and fear of what the Missus will say if I cock it up! This isn't necessarily the order I will do things in by the way:
- change the engine oil
- change the gearbox oil
- check and if necessary replace the impeller
- check and if necessary replace the spark plug, little squirt of oil into engine cylinder block
- dismantle, clean and reassemble the carburettor (yikes, a tad ambitious I'm feeling)
- check fuel hoses
- grease all moving pieces - tilt bolt, transom screw lock threads, engine swivel points, gear shift handle parts,
- exterior clean
- remove prop, check prop (cracks, chips, distortion) and shear pin and replace if necessary.
- check pull cord for fraying
- check anti corrosion anodes
Anyway, if you take an outboard to sea I guess its good to at least know some of the basics in trying to maintain or trouble shoot any issues that might arise.
Below is the useful stuff I found:
Video wise - I looked at lots but these I particularly found helpful
I guess its time to pucker up courage and give it a go. The impeller change and carb clean are the two bits worrying me!