Used Outboard Checks

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by DWJensen, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. DWJensen

    DWJensen I Love!

    Hey guys - I'm buying a new (to me) boat and have done my inspection and a wet test - Everything with the boat checked out, and it's now going in to the dealer for an ECM read/printout and whatever else I want them to look at/check. The seller did recently have a 100 hour service and water pump done.

    What should I have the shop check besides compression and fluids? (I've never had a four stroke before) This is a 2010 Suzuki 90


  2. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    Compression, fluids, and 'spark' are all you can really test. Depending on the motor the internal computer/powerpack may have some extra info available like when a service was done, temperature charts, etc.

    The basic check is a wet test on the water at wide open and idle- as well as off the water tests you mentioned.

  3. DWJensen

    DWJensen I Love!

    Thanks Matty -

    It's in the shop now (the same dealer that has done all its servicing) . They're doing an ECM read/printout and a compression check as well as checking fluids and doing a general look over.
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    Same service joint...check serial number of printout and motor match

    Just sayin