2011 MERCURY OPTIMAX MAINTENANCE
This Mercury Optimax maintenance information has been taken from the owner's manual supplied with a new boat package. Owners are directed to check their own manuals for their specific requirements. This information supplied for guide purposes only. Please feel free to contact us for any additonal questions or to schedule service.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check that the lanyard stop switch stops the engine.
Visually inspect the fuel system for deterioration or leaks.
Check outboard for tightness on transom.
Check steering system for binding or loose components.
Visually check steering link rod fasteners for proper tightness.
See Steering link Rod Fasteners.
Check propeller blades for damage.
AFTER EACH USE
Flush out the outboard cooling system if operating in salt or brackish water. See Flushing the Cooling System.
Wash off all salt deposits and flush out the exhaust outlet of the propeller and gearcase with fresh water if operating in salt water.
EVERY 100 HOURS OR USE OR ONCE YEARLY, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. AA SERVICE HUNTSVILLE MARINE
Lubricate all lubrication points. Lubricate more frequently when used in salt water. See Lubrication Points.
Replace spark plugs at first 100 hours or first year. After that, inspect spark plugs every 100 hours or once yearly. Replace spark plugs as needed. See Spark Plug Inspection and Replacement.
Replace fuel filter. See Fuel Sustem.
Replace compressor air intake filter. See Compressor Air Intake Filter
Inspect alternator belt. See Alternator Belt Inspection
Check corrosion control anodes. Check more frequently when used in salt water. See Corrosion Control Anodes.
Drain and replace gearcase lubricant. See Gearcase lubricant.
Check power trim fluid. See Checking Power Trim fluid.
Inspect Battery. See Battery Inspection.
Check control cable adjustments. (1)
Lubricate splines on the driveshaft and shift shaft.
Check tightness of bolts, nuts and other fasteners.
(1) This item should be serviced by and authorized dealer.
EVERY 300 HOURS OF USE OR THREE YEARS CC SERVICE HUNTSVILLE MARINE
Replace water pump impeller (more often if overheating occurs or reduced water pressure is noted). (1)
Replace the in-line oil filter that is located in the oil hose between the oil tank and the oil injections pump. (1)
BEFORE PERIODS OF STORAGE
Refer to Storage procedures. See Storage section.