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Cleaning And Flushing - Honda BF4A Owner's Manual

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Cleaning and Flushing

After each use in salt water or dirty
water, thoroughly clean and flush the
outboard motor with fresh water.
Cleaning
Wash the outside of the outboard
motor with clean, fresh water to
remove mud, salt, seaweed, etc.
Disengage the emergency stop switch
clip from the emergency stop switch,
and pull the recoil starter rope several
times to expel any water remaining in
the water pump.
Touch up any damaged paint, and
coat areas that may rust with Honda
Corrosion Inhibitor, or equivalent.
Lubricate controls with a silicone
spray lubricant.
Flushing With the Honda Water
Hose Connector
1. Tilt down the outboard motor
(p. 54).
FLUSH KIT
(Optional Equipment)
WATER HOSE
CONNECTOR
WATER MOUTH
NUT
2. Remove the flush screw from the
WASH screw hole and install the
water hose connector.
3. Attach a hose from a fresh water
faucet to the water hose connector
of the flush kit.
CLEANING AND FLUSHING
4. Remove the propeller (p. 77).
5. Turn on the fresh water supply to
hose.
6. Start the engine and run in N
(neutral) for 10 minutes.
WATER
MOUTH
SEAT
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