Yamaha 60 Outboard Engine Oil Change

Changing the engine oil regularly in your Yamaha 60HP outboard is quick maintenance that can be done by just about anybody in minutes.

Follow the steps below and watch the video above to learn how to change the oil in Yamaha 60 outboard engine. 

NOTE: We changed the oil on a Yamaha T60 outboard, but the process is the same or similar for most makes and models of Yamaha 4-stroke outboard.

Yamaha 60HP outboard motor oil change

Tools and Supplies – Yamaha 60HP Outboard Oil Change

  • Ratchet 
  • 14mm socket
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Torque wrench

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Changing the Oil in a Yamaha 60 Outboard

Step 1. Remove the engine cowling, followed by the oil fill plug.

Yamaha 60HP outboard engine oil change

Step 2. Remove the dipstick from the right side of the engine.

Yamaha 60HP oil change service

Step 3. Place an oil drain pan under the engine, then remove the 14mm drain plug from the lower unit and let the old oil drain out.

Yamaha 60HP outboard oil change service

NOTE: Don’t lose the crush washer that comes out with the drain plug. Also, inspect the crush washer for wear and replace it if necessary.

Yamaha 60 outboard engine oil change service

Step 4. Reinstall the 14mm drain bolt, then torque it to 13 foot-pounds.

Yamaha T60 outboard oil change

NOTE: Before moving to the next step, place a rag or paper towels underneath the oil filter to catch any residual oil.

Yamaha T60 outboard oil filter

Step 5. Remove the old oil filter using an oil filter wrench, then install the new oil filter and torque it to 13 foot-pounds.

Yamaha 60HP outboard oil filter change

Step 6. Fill the engine with 1.9 quarts of Yamalube 10W30 marine engine oil.

Yamaha 60 outboard motor oil service

Step 7. Reinstall the oil fill cap and dipstick. Next, run the engine for a few minutes, then let it sit for about 30 seconds and check the oil level. Top off the oil if necessary and you’re done.

Ready to change out the gearcase lube on your Yamaha 60 outboard? Watch the video above to see how to change the gearcase oil in a Yamaha 60HP outboard motor


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