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Care and storage
Always place the watercraft upright in a
horizontal position when storing it, other-
wise fuel could leak out into the engine or
engine compartment, which could create a
Storage for long periods of time, such as win-
ter storage, requires preventive maintenance
to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable
to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha
dealer prior to storage.
However, the following procedures can be
performed easily by the owner.
(1) Flush the cooling water passages. (See
page 77 for information on flushing the
cooling water passages.)
If you will be storing the watercraft for a pro-
longed period, such as winter storage, top off
the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and add one
ounce of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Condi-
tioner to each gallon of fuel in the fuel tank be-
fore starting the engine.
(2) Clean the watercraft. (See page 78 for in-
formation on cleaning the watercraft.)
Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax
such as Yamaha Silicone Wax.
Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and spray
Yamaha Lube-Zall between the inner and out-
er cables to lubricate the cables and purge out
any dirt and moisture.
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, lubricate them with water-resistant
● Throttle cable (throttle lever end)
● Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end)
● VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser:
Shift cable (shift lever end)
Recommended water-resistant grease:
YAMALUBE MARINE GREASE
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