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Yanmar Engine Service + Maintenance

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Now that you have a Yanmar engine, you’ll want to keep it in tip-top shape. To do this, you should know a few key points about your engine and its upkeep.

How much maintenance will a Yanmar engine need?

This varies depending on which model you chose and which part needs to be maintained. All Yanmar engines will come with an operation manual that should walk you through proper maintenance. We are happy to assist you with any questions.

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Can you really do the maintenance yourself?

This really depends on your skill level. If you’re not comfortable checking the engine yourself, it’s best to consult your dealer. The more you learn about the engine, the better you’ll be able to maintain it.

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What should you leave alone?

There are certain parts of the engine that should not be touched, regardless of your skill level. Electronically controlled engines, for example, require special equipment that only your dealer will have access to. Remember, if you decide to alter the engine in any way, it could affect your warranty.

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Do you need to know how to conduct winter maintenance?

The information is provided for you in the operational manual. It will guide you through preparing certain parts of the engine for maintenance in the winter.

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Do you have to use only Yanmar parts?

If something goes wrong with an engine part and you want to replace it, it’s essential to use genuine Yanmar parts. All Yanmar parts are designed for Yanmar engines specifically. Using non-Yanmar parts on your engine also might affect your warranty and performance. At Coastline Marine we stock a variety of Yanmar parts and can also special order items in.

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What's the best type of lube oil for the engine and gearbox?

This will depend on your make and model. Coastline Marine has a range of Yanmar oils and coolants specifically formulated for Yanmar engines and the Australian Conditions. Contact us and we will tell you everything you need to know about the correct lube oils for your Yanmar engine.

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At Coastline Marine we're always here to service and maintain your engine if you don't feel confident doing it yourself. For more information about caring for your Yanmar marine engine you can find out more here.

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