What do you expect and what should you get?
Servicing is not a breakdown repair. Good servicing should ensure you don't get stuck out on the water. A regularly serviced outboard motor is generally reliable, they are expensive because of the quality of the parts. Consider this, a small outboard engine blocks similar to a small car engine can produce 40 to 300 horsepower, this is race performance.
Regular servicing is absolutely essential and is not just 'changing the oil and filters'.
Imagine grabbing a V8 race car engine and soaking it in salt water, think of the potential problems that will eventuate! The sea is a tough environment for all metal parts.
If you get your outboard or inboard serviced by Bruce & Josh at Can Do Marine you can expect your outboard or inboard to be reliable and safe.
Servicing is not just ' changing the oil or fitting new plugs'.
Whilst Bruce at Can Do Marine is servicing your engine, trained eyes are roving over fuel systems and control mechanisms looking for any potential faults.
Removing plugs and doing a compression test can reveal faults that need to be rectified.
Looking for the start of corrosion on gaskets and covers.
Removing and testing thermo's looking for excessive corrosion within the housing or block.
Resetting sync and links, looking for worn cables or damaged wiring, testing fuel systems and charging systems.
It's just the start of a good service!
Disconnecting the leg and dismantling the water pump is next.
Is there water in the gearbox oil?
Servicing done by Bruce & Josh at Can Do Marine will ensure reliable and safe boating.
Breakdowns do sometimes happen, often temporary repairs can be done at sea, but you need everything to be in your favour. You can fix a broken fuel line, or rope start your outboard, but if the fuel pump or filters are faulty,way past their replacement date and the ignition is in poor condition or compression is down on a cylinder, Good Luck!