Archive for June, 2009
When storing a WaveRunner for the off-season, it’s important to ensure that all the mechanical work is done beforehand. It’s a good idea to service the vehicle before it is stored (if the WaveRunner is due for its scheduled maintenance). It’s also essential to change the oil and filter before storage, as used oil can corrode the engine. Be sure to use Yamalube 2W oil in the engine, as this is the premium oil from Yamaha that is 100% safe and recommended for all WaveRunners. While changing the oil and filter, also top off essential fluids for the brakes, clutch, and hydraulics. For maximum security, replace all the essential fluids with a fresh supply to prevent corrosion and rust. Make sure to add stabilizers to all the fluids to prevent deterioration. Drain the cooling system and replace it with fresh coolant. It’s also a good idea to run the engine once to ensure the stabilizers work their way into the engine.
Taking these steps will ensure the WaveRunner is ready for use, and also preserve it for the future. Don’t forget to store the WaveRunner in a cool and dry place where it will be away from insects and other pests that could cause damage while the vehicle is unattended.
Even the most resilient outboard engines can be affected by weather conditions, and if not prepared, these weather conditions can cause the outboard to fail. For example, with two stroke outboard engines, cold weather can cause the spark plugs to foul. This situation would be caused by an improper gasoline to oil mixture, or using an inferior brand of outboard oil. While it’s hard to go wrong with oil that is TC-W3 certified, not all oils are created equal. The additives in certain brands of outboard oil can protect the engine against cold weather conditions. It’s also possible for the engine to overheat if the right outboard oil isn’t being used. Engines that overheat can be a serious problem, and during the summer, it’s all too common. Ensure that the correct outboard oil is being used in the engine to avoid overheating and the potential for significant damage to the engine.
It’s also a good idea to stick with one brand of outboard oil, as opposed to switching between multiple brands depending on what is the cheapest. This will preserve the condition of the engine, and ensure that it has a longer life.
In these tough economic times, recreation often takes a back seat to basic essentials. But it’s still important for people to be able to partake in boating recreation even if times are tough, thus Evinrude is now offering discounts on all its outboard motors. Evinrude two stroke outboard engines, which rank highest in customer satisfaction with J.D. Power and Associates, are now available from Evinrude with some excellent incentives. For example, on Evinrude’s website, the company is offering extended warranties and cash back incentives for purchases on new outboard motors. Now is a great time to upgrade to a new Evinrude outboard motor. But don’t wait too long, because the offers won’t last far beyond the beginning of summer.
When purchasing a new Evinrude outboard motor, be sure to stock up on essential engine maintenance supplies like Evinrude oil. For use in all kinds of two stroke Evinrude outboards, Evinrude oil boasts superior engine performance under even the toughest conditions.
When it comes to motor oil, no matter who slaps their label on it, the oil itself and the additive packages most often come from oil refineries. Most oil refineries are owned by third parties, and have little to no affiliation with the various companies that purchase their oil (except for a business affiliation). Thus the difference between Yamalube oil and Evinrude oil, if the two were purchased from the same oil refinery, might not be all that significant. However, one difference between the various brands of motor oil is the additives. The additives are what make different formulations of oil work better in certain kinds of engines. While some motor oil brands will purchase additive packages from the refineries that are quite similar if not identical to the competition, the big name brands, like Yamaha and Evinrude, often have their own special additives. These additives maximize the oil’s effectiveness in the Yamaha or Evinrude engines.
It’s important to be aware of the brand of oil in the engine, and not just stick in any motor oil that seems to work well. The effects of using one motor oil over another will manifest over time, and using the right oil will prolong the life of the engine.
Experienced fishermen know that some of the most prized fish can be quite skittish in the water. In addition, the noise of the standard two stroke outboard motor can be quite successful in scaring fish. However, for the fishing enthusiast who can’t stand to switch over to a four stroke model, the E-TEC two stroke outboard motor from Evinrude offers superior stealth with its quiet motor, while still boasting the performance one would come to expect from Evinrude. In addition to being much quieter than other two stroke outboard motors, the E-TEC engine is also much better for the environment, requiring less gasoline and outboard motor oil during use, and producing less exhaust. E-TEC engines are perfect for fishermen who want to sneak up on their catch while ensuring our lakes, rivers, and oceans remain in pristine condition.
For the best results, ensure that the boat’s hull is free from debris and grit, ensuring that it slips over the water with ease and doesn’t disturb the fish. Remember, fish can hear and see underwater, and could be frightened off if the boat causes a lot of commotion.
When it comes to outboard motor oil, not all brands are created equal. Provided the outboard motor oil is TC-W3 certified, the difference between Brand A and Brand B is most often the special additives which are unique to each brand. Most engine manufacturers have their own exclusive brand of outboard motor oil, which contains those additives that work best with their engine. However, a lot of the additives are the same. For example, most if not all outboard motor oil contains an additive that reduces and prevents water condensation in the fuel tank. If a boat owner were to use standard automotive oil in their outboard, it would work fine for a short time, but then the condensation in the fuel tank would start to contaminate the fuel, and the engine would begin to have trouble starting.
It’s important to choose the right outboard motor oil for the engine. For those who want to be safe, just purchase the manufacturer brand, or a brand recommended by the manufacturer. However, using a brand not recommended by the manufacturer won’t affect the manufacturer warranty in most cases, unless that brand is not TC-W3 certified. It’s also a good idea to purchase bulk outboard motor oil from the preferred brand, as this can save a lot on expenses over time.
Unlike traditional boats, sport boats require a bit more maintenance and care to remain at peak performance. Because engine conditions in sport boats are much more intense, the engine requires special outboard motor oil. It’s important to use engine oil formulated for sport boats, like Yamaha 2M oil. This oil contains special additives that allow it to function better under more intensive engine conditions, in addition to providing all the standard benefits of premium outboard motor oil. It’s also important to perform more frequent maintenance on a sport boat, including flushing the engine on a regular basis, cleaning and scraping the hull, and replacing batteries, fuses, and lights. Keeping a sport boat in top condition is possible for all owners with a little bit of knowhow and elbow grease.
Make sure to keep a supply at home and on board the boat of those essential items that might need to be replaced on the fly. This includes an extra propeller, a limited supply of fuel and outboard motor oil, and spark plugs.
When it comes to storing oil in drums or in oil tanks, it’s important to be aware of a few precautions. First, ensure that the drum or oil tank is sealed at all times, as the oil can become contaminated. Make sure the bulk oil is stored in a cool place that will be free from moisture and condensation. For those who often purchase bulk oil, it’s better to store the oil in an oil tank than keep it in drums. Oil drums are known to leak, and are more vulnerable to spills. If an oil spill should occur, it’s important to clean it up as soon as possible. If even a small amount of oil washes into the sewer or permeates into the ground, it can have serious effects on the water. Even a few drops of oil can contaminate several gallons of fresh water, and it also makes said water near impossible to filter back into fresh water.For owners of all different kinds of engines, purchasing oil in bulk makes a lot of sense.
For owners who use the same engine for a significant period of time and need to purchase oil often, it’s possible to cut costs when purchasing bulk oil.
Without a doubt, Yamalube 2M is the oil to use in Yamaha HPDI engines. While it’s possible to use other brands of two stroke oil without voiding the warranty, Yamalube 2M oil is the clear choice of boat owners who want the most out of their engines. There are several subtle differences between Yamalube 2M oil and the oil of other leading competitors. One central difference is the additives in Yamalube 2M that reduce the buildup of carbon in the engine. In addition, there are other additives to reduce condensation in the gas tank, and ensure the engine continues to operate at peak performance. It’s possible to save some money purchasing a cheaper two stroke oil, but the money saved on purchasing an inferior brand of oil is far insignificant to the cost of boat ownership. Yamalube 2M oil preserves the condition of the engine, and overall the engine will require less maintenance over its lifetime.
Compared to other two stroke oils, Yamalube 2M oil also accomplishes more with less; most HPDI engines will use just a little oil compared to other engines, and due to this, the HPDI owner saves a lot with the reduced fuel consumption.
WaveRunners were introduced by Yamaha in 1987 as their version of the personal watercraft. The Yamaha WaveRunner possessed several innovations over the more common Jet Ski and SeaDoo, and WaveRunners have continued to the premier personal watercraft. When thinking about purchasing a WaveRunner, it’s important to consider several factors before making a decision. First, WaveRunners can accommodate 1-4 riders, and it’s a good idea to think about occupants first. For people who don’t have families or prefer to ride alone, a single or double seat WaveRunner might work the best, for those who do want to involve their friends and family, a three to four seat WaveRunner will be better. It’s also a good idea to consider how the WaveRunner will be used in terms of recreation. If traveling significant distances, a fuel efficient engine with a large tank will be ideal. Storage is another factor to consider, as models with a whole lot of features and more sleek designs will have less storage.
Upkeep cost is one more factor to consider with WaveRunners, as some will require more fuel and maintenance than others depending on the engine. With high horsepower models that burn fuel fast, the expenses of gasoline and Yamaha 2W oil can add up.