Tune Up and Oil Change

Affordable Marine Service knows that you want your engine to perform with maximum potential, allowing you full confidence in your boating experience. A simple remedy starts with a great tune up.

Our Technicians begin with checking:

  • All systems, fluid levels, coolant, oils (engine, trim tab, trim reservoir, outdrive reservoir, outdrive cavities, battery water levels, bellows, hydraulic cylinders, and accessories).
  • We then start your boat and check:
  • Steering, shift, gauge operation, checking for charging, proper oil pressure, proper temperature and any other gauge operations.
  • Remove spark plugs and perform compression test.

We Check:

  • Ignition components, distributor cap, rotor, plug wires, ignition coils and modules, primary wiring to micro switches and electric choke. Components are replaced as necessary. An estimate is given prior to any replacement of parts other than distributor cap, rotor, points, condenser, spark plugs or fuel filter. Distributor advance springs are visually checked for severe corrosion and then dwell is set is applicable.
  • Fuel filter is removed and checked for any water, debris or any other pertinent issues which could cause carburetor problems or other fuel delivery problems to arise (this is a good indicator for the future). If debris is found, we then remove the carburetor fuel filter as well and check for further contamination.
  • The engine is started and base timing is checked and re-set if necessary. Advance timing is then checked for proper specifications.
  • Flame arrestor is removed and cleaned. Accelerator pump is checked for proper flow and choke operation is noted and adjusted accordingly. Notes will be taken at this time as to the general condition of the inside of the carburetor throat.
  • Idle mixture screws are checked and adjusted accordingly. Idle speed is then set to specifications. Fuel filters are then rechecked for any leakage.
  • We then service your batteries, checking with a hydrometer and notate readings on customer’s information sheet for reference. Batteries are topped off with proper fluids as necessary Battery terminals are then cleaned of any corrosion, greased and checked for tightness. Battery cable and cable end (lug) replacement may be necessary.

Oil Change:

  • Your engine is warmed, and the oil is then removed and the oil filter is replaced.
  • The O-ring needs to be verified that it came off with the oil filter, then install new filter hand tight only. One or 2-tbsp. oil is poured down the dipstick tube to clear out the dirty oil from the dipstick tube prior to adding any oil through the valve cover.
  • Then add oil to bring to level plus ½ quart for the empty oil filter, start up engine check for oil pressure and warm up for 2-3 minutes. Then shut off engine and let settle for five minutes. Then re-check dipstick gauge for proper level, adding oil if necessary.
  • We check for any leaks from around the oil filter and wipe up any oil that may have been spilled during the oil change procedure.

Please call us @ 619.578.5979 or feel free to stop by and visit us @ 1215 Beardsley St. San Diego 92113 and you will find that we ourselves are a group of extremely knowledgeable and like minded boaters. We are more than willing to provide you with professional boat service that is above all others.