CHANGING GEAR OIL
Never get under the lower unit while it is tilted, even when the tilt- support lever is locked. Severe injury could occur if the outboard accidentally falls.
1)Put the outboard in a vertical position (not tilted).
Be sure the outboard is securely fastened to the transom or a stable stand. You could be severely injured if the outboard falls on you.
2)Place a suitable container under the gearcase.
3)Remove the oil drain plug.
The oil drain plug is magnetic. Remove all metal particles from the plug before reinstalling it.
4)Remove the oil level plug to allow the oil to drain completely.
Inspect the used oil after it has been drained. If the oil is milky, water is getting into the gearcase which can cause gear damage. Consult a Yamaha dealer for repair of the lower unit seals.
For disposal of used oil consult your Yamaha dealer.