Fuel Filter Inspection and
The fuel filter is located under the
engine cover, on the right side of the
Water or sediment accumulation in
the filter can cause loss of power or
hard starting. To prevent engine
malfunction, inspect the filter and
replace when necessary.
Gasoline is highly flammable and
You can be burned or seriously
injured when handling fuel.
• Stop the engine and keep heat,
sparks, and flame away.
• Handle fuel only outdoors.
• Wipe up spills immediately.
SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR
ENGINE COVER LATCH
1. Unlock and remove the engine
cover (p. 61).
2. Inspect the fuel filter for water and/
or sediment accumulation.
If the fuel filter is OK, reinstall it.
If water and/or sediment are
present, replace the fuel filter as
described in the following steps.
Always replace the fuel filter at the
scheduled replacement interval (p.
3. Turn the fuel valve lever to the
OFF position (BF4A) or portable
fuel tank position (BF5D and
BF6A) (p. 19).
4. When using the portable fuel tank
(BF5D and BF6A), turn the
portable fuel tank vent knob
counterclockwise to the open
position (p. 26), disconnect the fuel
hose connectors from the outboard
motor and portable fuel tank (p.
38), install fuel hose connector cap
and close the portable fuel tank
vent by turning the vent knob
clockwise all the way (p. 26).
5. Close the internal fuel tank vent by
turning the vent knob clockwise all
the way (p. 21).