2-Stroke vs 4-Stroke Outboards: Differences
What's the difference between a 2-stroke and a 4-stroke outboard motor? Here's a guide to help you choose between 2 stroke and 4 stroke outboard engines. 
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How to Replace Mercury 40HP 2-Stroke Outer Seals
How to replace the upper (input shaft) seals on a Mercury 40HP 2-stroke outboard gearcase. 
How to Remount Mercury 40HP 2-Stroke Lower Unit
Steps and video on how to remount the gearcase onto a Mercury 40HP 2-stroke outboard. 
How to Find Prop Size Dimensions
Guide to finding boat-outboard propeller size dimensions by manufacturer, including Solas, Evinrude and Mercury Marine.
Mercruiser Sterndrive Spring Maintenance Checklist
Our Mercruiser sterndrive spring maintenance checklist to get your engine ready for boating season.
DIY Maintenance: Does it Void Mercury Outboard Warranty?
Does servicing your own Mercury outboard engine void the warranty? Here's what you need to know. 
Quick Maintenance: Changing Outboard Gearcase Lube
Regularly changing your outboard’s lower unit oil is simple do-it-yourself maintenance. Here's why changing the gearcase lube is so important.  
Why Pressure Test an Outboard's Lower Unit
Simple yet essential outboard maintenance. Here's why you should pressure test the lower unit on an outboard motor.
How to Replace a Mercury 40 HP 2-Stroke Water Pump
Steps and video on how to repair the water pump in a Mercury 40HP 2-Stroke outboard motor.
Outboard Engine Covers: Why Get Them
Covers aren't only for boats. Your outboard engine should be protected with a cover too. Here are 3 reasons to buy an outboard motor cover.


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