My boat is run mostly in salt water, but is washed and the motor flushed with fresh water everytime. I plan to change the fuel filters (boat and engine mounted), the oil filter, and the foot oil with all Evinrude brand parts at 1.5 years (this winter), then let the dealer do the full service at 3 years.
How do i ensure my DIY work keeps the warranty in place? Keep my own written records and receipts of parts purchased?
Be sure to keep a log of all maintenance that you do to the motor with the date, hours if you can, and the parts or fluids used. Keep all receipts with the log and when you have the dealer service the motor, ask for a printout of the engine history from the EMM for your records.
"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
-- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.
The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.