If you have recently purchased a 2 cycle outboard, there are a few things you need to do in order to get the most out of your investment. With a few tips and tricks, you can get the most out of the engine by ensuring it lasts through the years at top performance. The first few hours of use will dictate how well the engine performs for many years.
While breaking in the new engine, it is recommended to limit and vary the rpms. The top two things you need to watch out for with a two-stroke outboard are ethanol and water. Ethanol is know to cause fuel system issues that can ruin your outing. Ethanol is also responsible for causing water in your fuel. It is important to treat your fuel every tank with a fuel treatment such as Yamalube RingFree Plus.