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Quicksilver 3-Step Fuel Treatment System Corrects the Damaging Effects of Ethanol-Based Fuel

Posted by PartsVu on Jul 26, 2017 5:26:07 PM

Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside your boat's fuel tank? At PartsVu, we had this same question, so we went to the local gas station and picked up a gallon of regular 87 unleaded gasoline and brought it back to our shop for some experimentation. The results, as shown in the video, were concerning and clearly demonstrate the need for a comprehensive fuel-treatment program. 

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance

Racor's Fuel Water Separation Solutions for Outboard Engine Performance & Longevity

Posted by PartsVu on Jun 8, 2017 2:24:07 PM

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance

Mercury Outboard Fuel Additives for High Performance and Long Engine Life

Posted by PartsVu on Jun 8, 2017 8:47:45 AM

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Every boat owner wants their pride and joy to last a long time and to operate at peak performance. However, one of the areas that is often overlooked is fuel system care and maintenance. Fortunately, most boat owners pay very close attention to their engine oil. Outboard engines operate under extremely high-stress conditions, so proper lubrication is vital. However, your fuel system should be treated with the same consideration as fuel, like engine oil, circulates throughout your outboard engine and degraded fuel will leave damaging deposits throughout your fuel system and engine causing excessive wear and tear reducing engine performance and fuel efficiency.

Mercury Marine has a simple three-step system to assure that your engine is protected from the damaging effects of fuel breakdown.

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance

Guide to Mercury Marine Precision Oils & Lubricants

Posted by PartsVu on Jan 26, 2017 7:29:45 AM

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Boating is not often thought of as a harsh environment, but in fact it is one of the most demanding environments in which an engine can operate.

Marine engines can and are often used for extended periods at wide-open throttle (up to 6400 rpm on some models), in harsh saltwater, and intense UV sunlight. Then, marine engines sit in storage over the off-season, in many cases without any use.

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance, Marine Products Buying Guides

How to Change a Mercury Marine Propeller

Posted by PartsVu on Jan 9, 2017 3:26:06 PM

Tools you will need to change your propeller:

  • Basic socket wrench
  • Torq wrench
  • 2-4-C Grease - Mercury Precision Lubricants Marine Grease
  • 2X4 board approximately 2 feet in length
  • Flathead screw driver

Watch Mercury Marine's propeller expert demonstrate how to change your propeller step-by-step in this informative and easy to follow video.

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance

How 4-Blade Mercury Marine Propellers enhance the performance of Heavy MuLti-Species Fishing boats

Posted by PartsVu on Jan 9, 2017 2:57:28 PM

Most boats come with a 3-blade prop, which works. However, 4-blade props greatly enhance the performance of heavier, multi-species fishing boats like walleye boats.

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance

Review of the Quicksilver Nemesis Propeller - Consideration for enhanced performance

Posted by PartsVu on Nov 11, 2016 7:37:32 PM

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance

Mercury Fury 4 Blade Propeller - More Lift Even with a Heavy Load

Posted by PartsVu on Nov 11, 2016 7:24:42 PM

Bass tournament anglers like Mark Zona, who load their boats with the latest fishing technology require a propeller that
will help them reach top speeds ahead of the competition. The Fury 4 has four high-progressive-rake blades made of Mercury’s X7 Alloy for additional lift and superior top speed on heavy, tournament-loaded bass boats. See why Mark Zona uses the Fury 4 blade propeller.

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance, Mercury Maintenance

Importance of Genuine Yamaha Outboard Oil Change Kits

Posted by PartsVu on Sep 1, 2016 10:22:09 AM

Importance of Genuine Yamaha Outboard Oil Change Kits

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Topics: Yamaha Maintenance, General Repair, Care & Maintenance

4 Critical Steps for Boating Maintenance

Posted by PartsVu on Jul 11, 2016 9:39:11 PM

Steps for Boating Maintenance


THE IMPORTANCE OF BOAT MAINTENANCE:

Ok for all of you boating DIYers out there, regular 100 Hour Maintenance Matters! Allow me to remove all doubt with one simple question. While sitting in an airplane suspended over the surface of the earth, say about 30,000 feet up, do you hope that the mechanics at your favorite airline did not utter the words:

”She looks good from the outside. Give her a wash and send her back out – we can skip maintenance.”

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Topics: General Repair, Care & Maintenance