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Submerged Outboard Motor - Honda BF4A Owner's Manual

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TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS
SUBMERGED OUTBOARD
MOTOR
A submerged outboard motor must be
serviced immediately after it is
recovered from the water in order to
minimize corrosion.
If there is a Honda Marine dealership
nearby, take the outboard motor to the
dealer immediately. If you are far
from a dealer, proceed as follows:
1. Unlock and remove the engine
cover (p. 61), and rinse the
outboard motor with fresh water to
remove salt water, sand, mud, etc.
2. Drain the internal fuel tank and
carburetor as described on p. 83.
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3. Change the engine oil as described
on p. 63. If there was water in the
engine crankcase, or if the used
engine oil showed signs of water
contamination, then a second
engine oil change should be
performed after running the engine
for half an hour.
STARTER GRIP
4. Remove the spark plug (p. 68), and
remove the emergency stop switch
clip from the emergency stop
switch. Pull the starter grip, rotate
the flywheel a few revolutions to
completely expel any water from
the cylinder.
If the engine was running when it
submerged, there may be
mechanical damage, such as a bent
connecting rod. If the engine binds
when cranked, do not attempt to
run the engine until it has been
repaired.
When cranking the engine with an
open ignition circuit (spark plug
removed from the ignition circuit),
remove the emergency stop switch
clip from the emergency stop switch
to prevent possible damage to the
ignition system.

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