Just recently purchased a 4 stroke
15 HP Yamaha. The engine
is extremely heavy and using the lifting kits are crude at best. Yamaha should have designed a lifting eye to make removing the engine
from the dinghy
to the boat an easier task. The lifting straps move around and block the cooling
water. The engine is not designed to keep the straps securely in place. What were the designers thinking of! Does anyone have a better idea on how to lift
the engine with these straps?
The fuel tank
was sitting in the sun and expanded like a beach ball. I turned the vent screw counterclockwise to release the pressure but nothing happened. When I went to disconnect the fuel
hose from the tank, I had a rag ready to catch what I thought would be a few drops, but instead gasoline poured out like a fire hose. What a mess!
Has anyone had this problem with the vent screw not releasing the pressure?