Clean the oil filter mounting base,
and coat the rubber seal of the new
oil filter with clean engine oil.
Use only a Honda Genuine oil
f ilter or a f ilter of equivalent
quality specif ied f or your model.
Using the wrong f ilter, or a non-
Honda f ilter which is not of
equivalent quality, may cause
Screw on the new filter by hand
until it contacts the engine, then
use a suitable tool to tighten the
filter an additional 3/4 turn.
OIL FILTER TIGHTENING
9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m)
Return the outboard motor to the
vertical position, and fill the
crankcase with the specified
amount of the recommended oil.
SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR
Start the engine and check for
leaks (be sure the water level is at
least 2 inches (5 cm) above the
If you are changing the oil filter
while the outboard motor is out of
the water, use commercially
available ear muffs and water hose
to supply water.
Running the outboard motor
without suf f icient cooling water
will damage the water pump and
overheat the engine.
Stop the engine, and check the oil
level as described on page
necessary, add oil to bring the oil
level to the upper limit mark on the
Engine Oil Recommendations
Oil is a major factor affecting
performance and service life. Use
4-stroke detergent oil.
Honda 10W-30 FC-W outboard
motor oil is recommended for
FC-W is a registered trademark of
the National Marine Manufacturers
If Honda 10W-30 FC-W oil is not
available, Honda recommends that
you use API service category SG, SH
or SJ oil. The SAE oil viscosity and
service category are in the API label
on the oil container.