WaveRunner Maintenance Tips

  • Step 1

    Take the vehicle out of the water. Remove any residual water in the engine and exhaust systems by starting the engine, then alternately squeeze and release the throttle for 10-15 seconds. Yes, it's OK to run the engine without water for a maximum of 15 seconds. Just don't use full throttle.

  • Step 2

    To prevent condensation, top off the oil tank on all oil-injected models with Yamalube for outboards. For storage of one month or more, add Yamaha Fuel Conditioner/Stabiliser to the fuel tanks before topping it off. This will help keep your fuel fresh.

  • Step 3

    After each use flush the cooling system to help remove salt, sand or dirt. Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual.

  • Step 4

    Remove drain plugs (if equipped). Wash down the entire Water Vehicle with fresh water, including the bilge area and the engine. Drain off all water, and then dry the remaining moisture with clean, dry rags or a sponge. Don't forget to re-install the drain plugs before use. Spray the engine's exterior and all rubber and metal components under the hood with Yamaha Silicone Protectant. This will help prevent external engine corrosion.

  • Step 5

    Fog the engine using Storage Fogging Oil. Note that all post-1993 models have a fogging hole in the carburettor cover.

  • Step 6

    Grease the areas of your Water Vehicle as per the specific "Grease Point" indications in the Adjustment and Maintenance section of your Owner's Manual. Lubricate all cables, such as throttle, choke, and steering cable, using Yamaha Power Cable Lube. This will help purge moisture from the cable assembly.

  • Step 7

    Finally, remove the battery. Check the fluid level and charge the battery according to the procedures in the Owner's Manual. Store the battery in a cool, dry place. It is important to keep your battery maintained, even when not in use, to ensure battery life.