Fuel Filters ETEC Owners

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by High + Dry Adventures, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. High + Dry Adventures

    High + Dry Adventures Welcome to the family!

    Preventative Maintenance

    I sure you probably know but I have a 60HP Etec on my Copperhead.

    Have not ran the boat in a month or so but wanted to share with you all what I came across.

    I needed change my fuel filters today

    After i unscrewed my water separator I emptied it into a clear container and it was very rusty.

    I also removed my in line fuel filter and did the same and had a lot of sediment in it. I recommend wrapping a rag around it so the gas does not shoot everywhere.

    I have just over 107 hours, so if you have not checked yours I would recommend it .

    These is easy stuff that you dont have to be a mechanic to do.  I know that the first scheduled maintenance is not till 3 years or 300 hours but this needs to be done every 100.

    The inline filter comes with the clamps and zip-tie.  I used my old CV boot clamp plier for the clamps and it was the right tool for the job.

    Remember these motors and all motors for that matter dont like water or small particles.


    Hope this helps.  Any questions shoot me a line.

  2. I think my 40 ETEC is at about 80 or so hours. Ima do this today. Thanks for the info

  3. JBMitziSkiff

    JBMitziSkiff Ninja balance is the key... for a poling platfrom

    I did mine in Jan. I also added the inline fuel\water separator. I was surprised when I pulled the inline fuel filter of how much crap was really in there. small particles like sediment "rust, trash". I think my motor probably has around 50+ hours. While doing this I also put new spark plugs in it and made sure they were re indexed correctly "Thanks to Cut runner" I feel so much better now about it.
    Even though 300 hrs is the first service I would never go that long. I am also about to change the foot oil too to see what it looks like.