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BF4A・BF5D・BF6A
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    BF4A・BF5D・BF6A Click to Save As Includes US and Canadian Models © 2016 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. – All Rights Reserved...

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    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever.

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    INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your selection of We suggest you read the warranty a Honda outboard motor. We are policy to fully understand its certain you will be pleased with your coverage and your responsibilities of purchase of one of the finest outboard ownership (see page 110).

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    INTRODUCTION A FEW WORDS ABOUT You will find important safety information in a variety of forms, including: SAFETY • Safety Labels – on the outboard motor. Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this • Safety Messages – preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three outboard motor safely is an important signal words, DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY ........6 INDICATORS ............24 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ....6 Oil Pressure Indicator ..........24 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS ......8 Cooling System Indicator ........25 OTHER FEATURES ..........25 CONTROLS AND FEATURES ........14 Rev Limiter ............25 CONTROL AND FEATURE Anode ..............25 IDENTIFICATION CODES .......

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    CONTENTS OPERATION ..............34 TOOL KIT AND EMERGENCY STARTER SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ....34 ROPE ..............58 BREAK-IN PROCEDURE ........34 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ......59 TRANSOM ANGLE ADJUSTMENT ....35 ENGINE COVER REMOVAL AND PRIMING THE CARBURETOR WITH INSTALLATION ..........61 GASOLINE ............35 Engine Oil Level Check ........62 PORTABLE FUEL TANK ........

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    BOAT ..............88 CONSUMER INFORMATION ........107 TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ..89 Dealer Locator Information .......107 ENGINE WILL NOT START ........ 89 Honda Publications ..........107 HARD STARTING OR STALLS AFTER Customer Service Information ......108 STARTING ............91 Warranty Statements ..........110 ENGINE OVERHEATS .........

  • Page 8: Outboard Motor Safety

    INFORMATION • It is the operator’s responsibility to • Always wear a PFD (Personal provide the necessary safeguards to The Honda BF4A, BF5D and BF6A Flotation Device) while on the protect people and property. outboard motors are designed for use boat.

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    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY Refuel With Care Carbon Monoxide Hazard • Gasoline is extremely flammable, Exhaust contains poisonous carbon and gasoline vapor can explode. monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas. Refuel outdoors, in a Breathing carbon monoxide can well-ventilated area, with the cause loss of consciousness and may engine stopped.

  • Page 10: Safety Label Locations

    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS US, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands Types...

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    The labels shown here contain important safety information. Please read them carefully. These labels are considered permanent parts of your outboard motor. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact an authorized Honda Marine dealer for a replacement.

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    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY Canadian Types...

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    The labels shown here contain important safety information. Please read them carefully. These labels are considered permanent parts of your outboard motor. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact an authorized Honda Marine dealer for a replacement.

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    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY US, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin • Do not overfill the fuel tank. Islands Types After refueling make sure that the fuel filler cap is closed properly and securely. • Be careful not to spill any fuel while refueling.

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    • Be careful not to spill any fuel while refueling. Spilled fuel or fuel vapor may ignite. If any • Honda outboard motor is fuel is spilled, make sure that designed to give safe and the area is dry before starting dependable service if operated the engine.

  • Page 16: Controls And Features

    ● Refer to this chart for an explanation of the Type Codes used in this manual to identify control and feature applications. *: Optional equipment BF4A/BF5D/BF6A are provided with the • Shaft Length (Example) following types according to the shaft length S: Short Shaft and charging system.

  • Page 17: Component And Control Locations

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES COMPONENT AND CONTROL LOCATIONS FUEL FILLER CAP VENT KNOB GEARSHIFT LEVER OIL FILLER CAP/DIPSTICK FUEL FILLER CAP ENGINE COVER STARTER GRIP SPARK PLUG TILLER HANDLE THROTTLE ENGINE THROTTLE GRIP COVER LATCH FRICTION KNOB HANDLE STOPPER FUEL VALVE COOLING SYSTEM LEVER ENGINE OIL...

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    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Portable Fuel Tank (Optional Equipment for BF5D and BF6A) OIL PRESSURE FUEL HOSE INDICATOR CONNECTOR EMERGENCY STOP FUEL GAUGE (MALE) VENT KNOB SWITCH (BF5D and BF6A only) PORTABLE FUEL TANK FUEL PRIMING BULB FUEL FILLER CAP FUEL HOSE CONNECTOR (BF5D and BF6A only)

  • Page 19: Controls

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES CONTROLS Choke Knob EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH CLIP Emergency Stop Switch Clip CHOKE KNOB and Emergency Stop Switch EMERGENCY EMERGENCY STOP STOP SWITCH SWITCH LANYARD EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH LANYARD The emergency stop switch clip must be inserted in the emergency stop PUSH switch in order for the engine to start and run.

  • Page 20: Throttle Grip

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Throttle Grip The throttle grip controls engine Throttle Friction Knob speed. INDEX MARK An index mark on the tiller handle shows throttle position and is helpful TO INCREASE FRICTION for setting the throttle correctly when SLOW starting (p. 42). TO DECREASE FRICTION FAST...

  • Page 21: Gearshift Lever

    ON (BF4A) R (reverse) F (forward) INTERNAL FUEL TANK POSITION (BF5D and BF6A) R (reverse) F (forward) OFF (BF4A) or GEARSHIFT [Canadian model] PORTABLE FUEL LEVER TANK POSITION N (neutral) (BF5D and BF6A) R (reverse) F (forward) The gearshift lever is used to select F (forward), N (neutral), or R (reverse) gears.

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    CONTROLS AND FEATURES (BF4A) (BF5D and BF6A) The fuel valve opens and closes the The fuel valve lever has internal fuel [BF4A] passage between the internal fuel tank tank position and portable fuel tank and the carburetor. position. The fuel valve lever must be in the When using the internal fuel tank, ON position for the engine to run.

  • Page 23: Fuel Filler Cap Vent Knob

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES (BF4A) Fuel Filler Cap Vent Knob (Internal Fuel Tank) LEVER POSITION FUNCTION Fuel from the internal fuel tank is supplied. Fuel supply is shut off. Set the fuel valve lever to the “OFF” OPEN CLOSE position during transporting or storing the outboard motor.

  • Page 24: Starter Grip

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Starter Grip Engine Cover Latch Transom Angle Adjusting Rod The transom angle adjusting rod Direction to pull adjusts the transom angle of the outboard motor when fully lowered. UNLOCK STARTER GRIP ENGINE COVER LATCH Pulling the starter grip operates the The engine cover latch fastens the recoil starter to crank the engine for engine cover to the outboard motor.

  • Page 25: Steering Friction Bolt

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Steering Friction Bolt Tilt Lever Handle Stopper TILLER HANDLE ENGINE COVER GRIP TO INCREASE FRICTION TO DECREASE FRICTION HANDLE STOPPER TILT LEVER STEERING FRICTION BOLT The steering friction bolt adjusts The tilt lever enables the outboard steering resistance. motor to be raised for shallow water operation, beaching, launching, or Less friction allows the outboard...

  • Page 26: Instruments

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES INSTRUMENTS INDICATORS If oil pressure becomes low, the oil pressure indicator will go off, and the Fuel Gauge Oil Pressure Indicator engine protection system will limit (Optional Equipment for BF5D engine speed. Refer to TAKING OIL PRESSURE CARE OF UNEXPECTED and BF6A) INDICATOR...

  • Page 27: Cooling System Indicator

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Cooling System Indicator OTHER FEATURES Anode ANODE Rev Limiter The engine is equipped with a rev limiter to prevent the possibility of mechanical damage from excessive engine speed. The rev limiter may be activated COOLING SYSTEM during operation, limiting engine INDICATOR speed, if the outboard motor is tilted excessively, or when propeller...

  • Page 28: Fuel Hose Connector Cap And Fuel Hose Connector

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Fuel Hose Connector Cap and Portable Fuel Tank Fuel Filler Cap Vent Knob Fuel Hose Connector (Optional Equipment for BF5D (Optional Equipment for BF5D (Male) (BF5D and BF6A only) and BF6A) and BF6A) FUEL HOSE VENT KNOB CONNECTOR (MALE) OPEN...

  • Page 29: Fuel Priming Bulb

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Fuel Priming Bulb (Optional Equipment for BF5D and BF6A) OUTLET END (outboard motor side) PRIMING BULB INLET END (portable fuel tank side) A priming bulb is built into the fuel hose that connects the portable fuel tank to the outboard motor. Before starting the engine, hold the priming bulb up in the direction of the arrow, then squeeze the priming bulb...

  • Page 30: Installation

    INSTALLATION Correct and secure installation is INSTALLATION POSITION essential for safe boating and good performance. Follow the installation CENTER LINE instructions provided in this manual. IDLE PORT BOAT POWER REQUIREMENTS OUTBOARD TRANSOM MOTOR HEIGHT TRANSOM Before installation, check to be sure HEIGHT that the outboard motor does not exceed the recommended maximum...

  • Page 31: Attachment

    INSTALLATION If the outboard motor is installed too ATTACHMENT TRANSOM ANGLE low, the boat will squat and be hard to ADJUSTMENT plane, and the outboard motor will spray water that may enter the boat. It Use the transom angle adjusting rod will tend to bounce, and high-speed (p.

  • Page 32: Battery Connections

    BATTERY CHARGE CABLE your skin can cause serious burns. Minimum Requirements Honda BF4A, BF5D and BF6A 12V-28Ah/5HR (CCA 265) Wear protective clothing and eye outboard motors produce a 12-volt, protection when working near the 6-ampere battery charging current battery.

  • Page 33: Battery Terminals

    INSTALLATION Battery Terminals The negative (-) battery cable should always be removed from the battery (+) BATTERY TERMINAL • Be careful to avoid connecting the before connecting or disconnecting battery in reverse polarity, as this the positive (+) battery cable, so tools TERMINAL will damage the battery-charging cannot cause a short circuit if they...

  • Page 34: Before Operation

    Familiarize yourself with all laws and Honda Marine dealer correct it, emergency stop switch. regulations relating to boating and the before you operate the outboard use of outboard motors.

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    BEFORE OPERATION Safety Inspection • Check that all fasteners are in place • Make sure the tool kit and and securely tightened. emergency starter rope are onboard • Before each use, look around and (p. 58). Replace any missing items. •...

  • Page 36: Operation

    OPERATION SAFE OPERATING BREAK-IN PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS Proper break-in procedure allows the Exhaust contains poisonous moving parts to wear in smoothly for To safely realize the full potential of carbon monoxide gas that can best performance and long service life. this outboard motor, you need a build up to dangerous levels in complete understanding of its closed areas.

  • Page 37: Transom Angle Adjustment

    OPERATION TRANSOM ANGLE The transom angle adjusting rod is PRIMING THE used to adjust the angle of the ADJUSTMENT CARBURETOR WITH outboard motor in the normal GASOLINE (When using the TRANSOM ANGLE operating position (p. 53). internal fuel tank) ADJUSTING ROD 1.

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    FUEL VALVE LEVER [Canadian model] ON (BF4A) N (neutral) INTERNAL INTERNAL FUEL TANK FUEL TANK POSITION POSITION (BF5D and BF6A) 3. Turn the fuel valve lever to the ON position (BF4A) or internal fuel tank position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19).

  • Page 39: Portable Fuel Tank

    OPERATION 4. Check the position of the gearshift PORTABLE FUEL TANK To ensure that the outboard motor lever. It must be in the N (neutral) will be able to draw fuel from the (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT for position for starting. tank, place the tank within 6 feet BF5D and BF6A) (2 m) of the outboard motor and not [When using the portable fuel tank]...

  • Page 40: Fuel Hose Connections

    OPERATION FUEL HOSE CONNECTIONS Connect the fuel hose to the portable FUEL PRIMING (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT for fuel tank and the outboard motor, as (OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT for BF5D and BF6A) shown. Be sure both connectors snap BF5D and BF6A) [When using the portable fuel tank] securely into place.

  • Page 41: Infrequent Or Occasional Use

    OPERATION Do not touch the priming bulb with STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Put the emergency stop switch clip the engine running or when tilting up in the emergency stop switch, and Prime the carburetor with gasoline. the outboard motor. The carburetor attach the emergency stop switch (When using the internal fuel tank) could overflow.

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    OPERATION FUEL VALVE OPEN LEVER [BF4A] ON (BF4A) INTERNAL FUEL TANK POSITION (BF5D and BF6A) VENT KNOB OFF (BF4A) 2. Turn the internal fuel tank vent PORTABLE FUEL [BF5D and BF6A] knob counterclockwise to the open TANK POSITION position (p. 21).

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    4. Check the position of the gearshift tank, turn the fuel valve lever to the lever. It must be in the N (neutral) N (neutral) ON position (BF4A) or internal position for starting. fuel tank position (BF5D and The recoil starter will not operate if BF6A) (p.

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    OPERATION INDEX MARK CHOKE KNOB Direction to pull THROTTLE GRIP [USA model] [Canadian model] STARTER GRIP 5. To start a cold engine, pull the choke knob to the ON position. To 7. Pull the starter grip lightly until restart a warm engine, leave the you feel resistance, then pull choke knob in the OFF position.

  • Page 45: Emergency Starting

    ON position to start the engine, LEVER If the recoil starter is inoperative, you gradually push it to the OFF ON (BF4A) can start the engine using the position as the engine warms up. emergency starter rope that came INTERNAL...

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    2. If you are using the internal fuel tank, turn the fuel valve lever to the N (neutral) [BF4A] ON position (BF4A) or internal fuel tank position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19). If you are using the portable fuel tank, turn the fuel valve lever to the...

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    OPERATION COVER HOOK THROTTLE CABLES [USA model] N (neutral) [Canadian model] N (neutral) NEUTRAL START CABLE COVER HOOK 6. Release the neutral start cable 5. Release the throttle cables from the from the cover hook. cover hook. RECOIL CASE 3. Move the shift lever to the N (neutral) position.

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    OPERATION 6 mm FLANGE BOLT 6 mm FLANGE THROTTLE CABLES 6 mm CAP NUT (tighten by hand) BOLT WASHER WASHER CORD HOOK NEUTRAL START CABLE 6 mm FLANGE BOLT (tighten by hand) 11.Hook the neutral start cable to the under case. 9.

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    OPERATION INDEX MARK EMERGENCY STOP CHOKE KNOB SWITCH THROTTLE GRIP EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH CLIP [USA model] [Canadian model] 14.To start a cold engine, pull the EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH LANYARD choke knob to the ON position. To restart a warm engine, leave the 13.Put the emergency stop switch clip choke knob in the OFF position.

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    17.Pull the emergency starter rope 21.Have your closest authorized slowly until resistance is felt, then Honda Marine dealer check your pull briskly. system and correct the problem, so you can use the recoil starter. Keep away from moving parts...

  • Page 51: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, Normal Engine Stopping pull the emergency stop switch clip THROTTLE GRIP Emergency Engine Stopping out of the emergency stop switch by pulling the emergency stop switch EMERGENCY STOP SLOW lanyard.

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    N (neutral) position. clip and lanyard. If you are using the internal fuel tank, turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position (BF4A) or portable fuel tank position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19) and close the internal fuel tank vent PUSH...

  • Page 53: Gearshifting And Throttle Operation

    OPERATION GEARSHIFTING AND To shift gears, turn the throttle grip to the SLOW position; then move the THROTTLE OPERATION N (neutral) gearshift lever to select the F R (reverse) F (forward) THROTTLE GRIP (forward), N (neutral), or R (reverse) gears. SLOW Do not turn the throttle grip in the FAST direction in R (reverse) and N...

  • Page 54: Steering

    OPERATION STEERING RIGHT TURN LEFT TURN TO INCREASE FRICTION TO DECREASE TO INCREASE FRICTION FRICTION TO DECREASE FRICTION THROTTLE FRICTION KNOB STEERING FRICTION BOLT Steer by moving the tiller handle opposite the direction you want the Use the steering friction bolt to help Use the throttle friction knob to help boat to turn.

  • Page 55: Cruising

    OPERATION CRUISING Transom Angle Excessive transom angle during Install the outboard motor at the best Engine Speed operation can cause propeller transom angle for stable cruising and ventilation, overheating, and water For best fuel economy, limit the maximum power. pump damage. This type of damage is throttle opening to 80%.

  • Page 56: Shallow Water Operation

    OPERATION SHALLOW WATER OPERATION Do not use the tiller handle as a lever to raise the outboard motor. Applying When operating in shallow water, tilt excessive force to the tiller handle the outboard motor, using the tilt can damage it. lever, so the propeller and gear case won’t hit the bottom.

  • Page 57: Mooring, Beaching, Launching

    TILT LEVER 2. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF To raise the outboard motor out of the position (BF4A) or portable fuel tank water while the boat is moored, or for position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19). maximum clearance when beaching...

  • Page 58: Servicing Your Outboard Motor

    Genuine parts or their equivalents for special tools are best handled by repair and replacement. professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician or Maintenance, replacement, or Failure to properly maintain this other qualified mechanic. repair of the emission control...

  • Page 59: Maintenance Safety

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR MAINTENANCE SAFETY Safety Precautions • Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the Some of the most important safety • Make sure the engine is off before tools and skills required. precautions follow. However, we you begin any maintenance or •...

  • Page 60: Tool Kit And Emergency Starter Rope

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR TOOL KIT AND EMERGENCY STARTER ROPE FLAT SCREWDRIVER 10 × 12 mm WRENCH PLIERS TOOL BAG SPARK PLUG GRIP SPARE EMERGENCY WRENCH STOP SWITCH CLIP EMERGENCY STARTER ROPE The following tools are supplied with the outboard motor for simple SHEAR PIN maintenance procedures and COTTER PIN...

  • Page 61: Maintenance Schedule

    (2) These items should be serviced by your servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures. See “Honda Publications” on page 107 for ordering information. (3) For professional commercial use, log hours of operation to determine proper maintenance intervals.

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    (2) These items should be serviced by your servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures. See “Honda Publications” on page 107 for ordering information. (3) For professional commercial use, log hours of operation to determine proper maintenance intervals.

  • Page 63: Engine Cover Removal And Installation

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR ENGINE COVER REMOVAL STARTER GRIP STARTER GRIP AND INSTALLATION UNLOCK ENGINE COVER ENGINE COVER ENGINE ENGINE UNDER COVER COVER HOOK ENGINE COVER LATCH ENGINE ENGINE COVER UNDER HOOK COVER To remove, unlatch the engine cover To install, lower the engine cover latch and slide the engine cover while turning a starter grip to the forward.

  • Page 64: Engine Oil Level Check

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Engine Oil Level Check 2. Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick OIL FILLER CAP/ and wipe it clean. DIPSTICK Check the engine oil level with the engine stopped and the outboard motor in the vertical position. UPPER LIMIT To avoid incorrect gauging of the engine oil level, inspect the oil level when the engine has cooled.

  • Page 65: Engine Oil Change

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR When you check the oil level with the dipstick, you might notice the engine oil Engine Oil Change appears milky or the oil level has increased. If you notice either condition, An engine oil evacuation device may change the engine oil.

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    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR 4. With the outboard motor in a vertical position, fill to the upper Improper disposal of engine oil can limit mark on the dipstick with the be harmful to the environment. If recommended oil. you change your own oil, please dispose of the used oil properly.

  • Page 67: Engine Oil Recommendations

    ® FC-W is a registered trademark of oil drain/fill screw. the National Marine Manufacturers Association. If Honda 10W-30 FC-W oil is not available, Honda recommends that...

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    OIL DRAIN SCREW TORQUE: checked by an authorized Honda 2.6 lbf·ft (3.5 N·m, 0.36 kgf·m) Marine dealer. GEAR OIL BOTTLE 3. Add oil through the oil drain hole until it flows out the oil level hole, and then install the oil level screw.

  • Page 69: Lubrication Points

    SWIVEL CASE CLAMP SCREWS TILT RELEASE LEVER AND TRANSOM ANGLE REVERSE LOCK ADJUSTING ROD PROPELLER SHAFT Apply Honda Marine Corrosion Inhibitor (or equivalent) to all areas under the engine cover and any exposed metal surfaces.

  • Page 70: Spark Plug Service

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Spark Plug Service SIDE ELECTRODE New plug Plug needing RECOMMENDED SPARK PLUG: replacement 0.024 - 0.028 in BKR6E-E (NGK) (0.6 - 0.7 mm) Incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage. SEALING WASHER SPARK PLUG WRENCH INSULATOR 4.

  • Page 71: Refueling

    7. After the spark plug seats, tighten one complete tank of fuel within a 30 day period, we recommend adding with a spark plug wrench to Honda Marine Fuel Stabilizer or compress the sealing washer. equivalent each time you refuel. SPARK PLUG TORQUE: Internal Fuel Tank 13 lbf·ft (18 N·m, 1.8 kgf·m)

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    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Portable Fuel Tank 1. Turn the vent knob counterclockwise all the way to FUEL TANK CAPACITY: open the vent. Gasoline is highly flammable and 3.2 US gal (12 L, 2.6 Imp gal) explosive. VENT KNOB You can be burned or seriously Check the fuel gauge and refill the injured when handling fuel.

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    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR 3. Press down the pressure relief tab, SAFE FILL LEVEL and then turn the fuel filler cap 1/4 counterclockwise. Release the Gasoline is highly flammable and pressure relief tab. Wait to relieve explosive. pressure. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.

  • Page 74: Fuel Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS Engine damage or performance problems that result from using a fuel Use unleaded gasoline with a pump with percentages of ethanol or octane rating of 86 or higher. methanol greater than shown above are not covered under warranty. Your outboard motor is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline.

  • Page 75: Fuel Filter Inspection And Replacement

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Fuel Filter Inspection and 3. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position (BF4A) or portable Replacement fuel tank position (BF5D and The fuel filter is located under the BF6A) (p. 19). UNLOCK engine cover, on the right side of the 4.

  • Page 76

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR 10.Remove the fuel hose clips used to FUEL HOSE FUEL HOSE close the fuel hoses. CLIPS FUEL PUMP FUEL FILTER 11.When using the internal fuel tank, prime the carburetor with gasoline (p. 35). When using the portable fuel tank, connect the fuel line (p.

  • Page 77: Portable Fuel Tank And Tank Filter Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Portable Fuel Tank and Tank Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Filter Filter Cleaning 5 mm SCREWS (4) CONNECTOR (Optional Equipment for BF5D and GASKET BF6A) Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously FUEL HOSE FUEL TANK injured when handling fuel.

  • Page 78: Recoil Starter Rope Inspection

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Recoil Starter Rope Inspection Anode Replacement ANODE BOLT The anode is located on the antiventilation plate. It is made of a RECOIL STARTER ROPE sacrificial material that helps to protect the outboard motor from corrosion. Inspect the recoil starter rope, and replace it if it becomes frayed.

  • Page 79: Propeller And Shear Pin Replacement

    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR Propeller and Shear Pin Removal 1. Remove the cotter pin, the propeller cap, and the propeller. Replacement COTTER PIN 2. Remove the broken shear pin and A shear pin is used to protect the replace it with a new one. propeller and drive mechanism from damage when the propeller strikes an obstruction.

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    2. Be sure to replace the cotter pin with a new one. • Use a Honda Genuine stainless steel cotter pin or equivalent cotter pin and bend the pin ends as shown.

  • Page 81: Cleaning And Flushing

    WATER MOUTH the water pump. Touch up any damaged paint, and 2. Remove the flush screw from the coat areas that may rust with Honda WASH screw hole and install the Corrosion Inhibitor, or equivalent. water hose connector. Lubricate controls with a silicone spray lubricant.

  • Page 82

    (p. 21), turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF 8. Reinstall the flush screw and the position (BF4A) or portable fuel propeller (p. 78). tank position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19) and leave the outboard motor in 9.

  • Page 83

    6. Tilt up the outboard motor (p. 55). turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF (p. 54). position (BF4A) or portable fuel 2. Place a container under the tank position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. outboard motor, and fill it with 19) and leave the outboard motor in clean, fresh water.

  • Page 84: Storage

    Very contains only fresh gasoline. carburetor and fuel system. warm storage temperatures accelerate 1. Add Honda Marine fuel stabilizer fuel deterioration. Fuel deterioration Please check with your servicing or equivalent following the problems may occur in less than 15 dealer for local storage instructions on the label.

  • Page 85

    4. Turn the fuel valve lever to the avoid spilling fuel. OFF position (BF4A) or portable Loosen the drain screw to drain fuel tank position (BF5D and fuel from the carburetor.

  • Page 86: Engine Oil

    11.Turn the fuel valve lever to the (When using the internal fuel 3. Pull the starter grip several times to OFF position (BF4A) or portable tank) distribute the oil in the cylinder. fuel tank position (BF5D and When starting the engine after BF6A) (p.

  • Page 87: Storage Precautions

    STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS To carry the outboard motor, hold it by the carrying handle, or hold by the Select a well-ventilated storage area. carrying handle and the lug beneath If possible, avoid storage areas with the engine under cover, as shown. high humidity.

  • Page 88: Removal From Storage

    STORAGE Cover the outboard motor to keep out REMOVAL FROM STORAGE dust. Do not use a plastic sheet as a Check your outboard motor as dust cover. A nonporous cover will described in the BEFORE trap moisture, promoting rust and OPERATION chapter of this manual.

  • Page 89: Transporting

    Drain the internal fuel tank and carburetor as described on p. 83, turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF OUTBOARD MOTOR SUPPORT BAR position (BF4A) or portable fuel tank (commercially available) position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19), close the internal fuel tank vent by turning the vent knob clockwise all the way (p.

  • Page 90: With Outboard Motor Removed From Boat

    Drain the internal fuel tank and carburetor as described on p. 83, turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position (BF4A) or portable fuel tank position (BF5D and BF6A) (p. 19), close the internal fuel tank vent by turning the vent knob clockwise all the way (p.

  • Page 91: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ENGINE WILL NOT START Possible Cause Correction Clip not inserted in emergency stop switch. Insert clip in emergency stop switch. Gearshift lever not in neutral position. Shift to neutral (p. 39). Choke OFF. Pull choke knob to ON position, unless engine is warm (p.

  • Page 92

    Spark plug wet with fuel (flooded engine). Dry and reinstall spark plug. Start engine with choke and throttle open. Carburetor malfunction, fuel pump failure, ignition Take outboard motor to an authorized Honda Marine malfunction, stuck valves, etc. dealer, or refer to the shop manual.

  • Page 93: Hard Starting Or Stalls After Starting

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS HARD STARTING OR STALLS AFTER STARTING Possible Cause Correction Choke OFF. Pull choke knob to ON position, unless engine is warm (p. 42). Throttle grip not in START position. Turn throttle grip to START position (p. 42). Turn the fuel valve lever to the appropriate position Fuel valve lever is not turned to the appropriate position.

  • Page 94: Engine Overheats

    Adjust the spark plug electrode gap or replace spark plug Spark plug faulty, fouled, or improperly gapped. (p. 68). Carburetor malfunction, fuel pump failure, ignition Take outboard motor to an authorized Honda Marine malfunction, etc. dealer, or refer to the shop manual. ENGINE OVERHEATS...

  • Page 95: Engine Will Not Drive The Propeller

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ENGINE WILL NOT DRIVE THE PROPELLER Possible Cause Correction Broken shear pin. Replace shear pin (p. 77). Damaged gearshift mechanism. Take outboard motor to an authorized Honda Marine dealer, or refer to the shop manual.

  • Page 96: Battery Will Not Charge (equipped Type)

    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS BATTERY WILL NOT 2. Remove and inspect the fuse. If a fuse is burnt out, install a replacement fuse CHARGE (Equipped type) of the specified rating. The outboard The battery-charging circuit is motor is supplied with a spare fuse in protected by the 15-ampere fuse.

  • Page 97: Oil Pressure Indicator Goes Off And Engine Speed Is Limited

    If the engine protection system engine protection system remains activated after 30 seconds, momentarily. return to the nearest boat landing, and have the outboard motor inspected by an authorized Honda Marine dealer.

  • Page 98: Submerged Outboard Motor

    If the engine was running when it If there is a Honda Marine dealership submerged, there may be nearby, take the outboard motor to the mechanical damage, such as a bent STARTER GRIP dealer immediately.

  • Page 99

    6. Reinstall the spark plug, and put 8. As soon as possible, take the the emergency stop switch clip into outboard motor to an authorized the emergency stop switch. Honda Marine dealer for inspection and service.

  • Page 100: Technical Information

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Locations The product identification number is ENGINE SERIAL stamped on a plate attached on the NUMBER Record the product identification left side of the stern bracket. number, the engine serial number, The engine serial number is located and the date of purchase in the space on the left side of the engine.

  • Page 101: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    3,000 For use at lower altitudes, have an feet (900 meters) or above, consult authorized Honda Marine dealer with your authorized Honda Marine modify the carburetor for the correct dealer. altitude range. Your dealer can determine the...

  • Page 102: Emission Control System Information

    • Removal or alteration of any part to keep the emissions from your to sunlight. Carbon monoxide does of the intake, fuel, or exhaust Honda engine within the emission not react in the same way, but it is systems. standards.

  • Page 103

    California emission regulations. engine inspected and repaired by your must certify that use of the part will We recommend the use of Honda servicing dealer. not result in a failure of the engine to Genuine parts whenever you have comply with emission regulations.

  • Page 104: Star Label

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Star Label The Star Label means Cleaner Marine Engine US, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin This engine has been certified as a: Islands A Star label was applied to this outboard motor in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board.

  • Page 105

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION The one-star label identif ies engines that meet the Air Resources Board’s One Star Personal Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2001 exhaust emission standards. Engines meeting these standards have 75% lower emissions than conventional carbureted two-stroke engines. These engines are equivalent to Emission the U.S.

  • Page 106: Specifications

    ULTRA LOW EMISSION Cooling system Water cooling with thermostat Other specif ications No other adjustment is needed *1 With propeller *2 Optional Equipment Honda outboard motors are power rated in accordance with NMMA procedures and using the ICOMIA standard 28/23.

  • Page 107: Specifications

    Exhaust: 0.15 + 0.04 mm manual Cooling system Water cooling with thermostat Other specif ications No other adjustment is needed *1 With propeller *2 Optional Equipment Honda outboard motors are power rated in accordance with NMMA procedures and using the ICOMIA standard 28/23.

  • Page 108: Specifications

    Water cooling with thermostat Other specif ications No other adjustment is needed *1 With propeller *2 SHNA and LHNA types are Optional Equipment Honda outboard motors are power rated in accordance with NMMA procedures and using the ICOMIA standard 28/23.

  • Page 109: Consumer Information

    Shop manuals are available through Find a Dealer (optional equipment, oils, and your Honda Marine dealer or visit lubricants) to enhance your boating For Canada: http://marine.honda.com /Service & experience. Call 1-888-946-6329 or visit our...

  • Page 110: Customer Service Information

    4900 Marconi Drive doesn’t have an immediate answer, Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847 We will likely ask your Honda dealer they should be able to get it for you. Telephone (770) 497 – 6400 to respond, or possibly acknowledge If you have a difference of opinion M-F 8:30 am-7:00 pm (Eastern Time your comments directly.

  • Page 111

    It is important to realize that your As the owner of a Honda product, Service, Parts, or Sales department, warranty applies to defects in your servicing dealer may ask you to...

  • Page 112: Warranty Statements

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Warranty Statements The American Honda Distributor’s Limited Warranty applies to outboards purchased in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Honda Canada Distributor’s Warranty applies to outboards purchased in Canada. The product warranty is only valid in the country where the product was purchased.

  • Page 113

    First, contact the owner of the dealership Warranty: involved; normally this should resolve the problem. American Honda will repair or replace, at its option, any However, if you should require further assistance, write or part that is proven to be defective in material or...

  • Page 114

    Disclaimer of consequential damage and limitation of Manual) implied warranties: • Parts affected or damaged by an abuse, submersion American Honda disclaims any responsibility for loss of and/or collision time or use of the outboard, revenue, or the equipment in • Normal wear and tear which the outboard is installed, transportation, •...

  • Page 115

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Accessories and Replacement Parts This warranty is limited to Honda Marine parts, accessories and apparel when distributed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 1919 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, California 90501-2746. Products Covered by Warranty: Length of Warranty: (from date of original retail purchase)

  • Page 116

    To Obtain Warranty Service: written warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on You must, at your expense, take the Honda Outboard how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow Motor product accessory or replacement part or the...

  • Page 117: Emission Control System Warranty

    Emission Control System Warranty abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your outboard engine. Your new Honda outboard engine complies with both the Your emission control system may include parts such as U.S. EPA and State of California emission regulations. the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition American Honda provides the same emission warranty system, and catalytic converter.

  • Page 118: Warranty Coverage

    American Honda Motor Co., Inc. cannot deny warranty solely for the Honda Motor Co., Inc. A list of warranty parts is on page lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the performance 118.

  • Page 119

    American Honda Motor Co., parts which are affected or damaged by owner abuse, Inc. to sell and service that Honda marine product during neglect, improper maintenance, misuse, misfueling, its normal business hours. Claims for repair or adjustment...

  • Page 120

    CONSUMER INFORMATION EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY PARTS: SYSTEMS COVERED PARTS DESCRIPTION: BY THIS WARRANTY: Fuel Metering Carburetor assembly, Throttle body, Fuel injector, Fuel pump, Fuel pressure regulator, Throttle position sensor, Intake air temperature sensor, Engine temperature sensor, Manifold absolute pressure sensor, Idle air control valve, Barometric pressure sensor, Fuel line solenoid valve, Intake manifold, Intake valves, and Oxygen sensor or Air fuel ratio sensor Evaporative...

  • Page 121: Distributor's Warranty

    Whenever used herein, the word ‘‘Honda’’ refers to Honda an authorized Honda dealer which has been registered at Canada Inc. and/or Honda Motor Co. Ltd., as appropriate the time of purchase on a form provided by Honda, from the context. which has had set-up and pre-delivery service...

  • Page 122

    Honda Marine dealership. If you are unable to obtain or e) Normal maintenance services, including tightening of are dissatisf ied with the warranty service you receive, nuts, bolts and fittings and engine tune-up and the first contact the owner of the dealership involved;...

  • Page 123

    WARRANTY are the only and the entire written warranties given by Honda for Marine engines. No dealer or his agent or employee is authorized to extend or enlarge on these warranties on behalf of Honda by any written or verbal statement or advertisement.

  • Page 124: Index

    INDEX ..............25 ....... 110 Anode Distributor’s Limited Warranty ............76 ..........119 Replacement Distributor’s Warranty ..... 32 ARE YOU READY TO GET UNDERWAY? ........43 ............29 EMERGENCY STARTING ATTACHMENT Emergency Stop Switch Clip and Emergency ............17 ..............99 Stop Switch Battery .....

  • Page 125

    OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR GOES OFF AND ......95 ENGINE SPEED IS LIMITED ............23 Handle Stopper ............34 OPERATION HARD STARTING OR STALLS AFTER ..........25 OTHER FEATURES ............91 STARTING ........ 6 OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY ..........107 Honda Publications...

  • Page 126

    INDEX ..........26 .............. 82 Portable Fuel Tank STORAGE ....75 ............84 Portable Fuel Tank and Tank Filter Cleaning Engine Oil ........28 ..............82 POWER REQUIREMENTS Fuel ......77 ........85 Propeller and Shear Pin Replacement STORAGE PRECAUTIONS .....

  • Page 127

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