Yamalube Marine Greases

Yamalube Marine Greases

Yamalube greases are scientifically engineered to keep Yamaha outboard engines performing in optimal condition.  Yamaha Online Parts stocks a wide selection of lubricants, including Yamalube multipurpose marine grease, Yamalube Molybdenum Disulfide Grease, and more. To save money, you can also shop from Yamalube grease multipacks.
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    Yamalube Marine Greases

    Yamaha has developed a series of greases known as Yamalube specifically for their marine outboard engines. YamahaOnlineParts.com offers a wide variety of lubricants, including Yamalube multipurpose marine grease, Yamalube Molybdenum Disulfide Grease, and more. Additionally, we also provide Yamalube grease multipacks to enable customers to purchase in bulk and save money.

    To help you service your Yamaha OEM parts and accessories with Yamalube products, we also offer these helpful resources:

    Yamaha Yamalube Marine Grease FAQs

    What Kind of Grease Should I Use on My Outboard Motor?

    In regards to this query, marine grease is the best option for all Yamaha outboard motors. To be more precise, Yamalube, which is exclusively formulated for Yamaha outboard motors, is perfect for fulfilling Yamaha's precise engine components and offering high performance no matter if the environment is freshwater or saltwater.

    The main function of Yamalube marine grease is to keep mechanical parts lubricated. Since an outboard motor is usually exposed to water and high rotations per minute, it requires grease that can resist water and still provide exceptional results.

    Marine grease serves many crucial functions for outboard motors:

    • Makes it possible for metal parts to be lubricated so they can handle intense situations, like high temperatures, strong pressures, sudden loads, or sluggish speeds while being heavily burdened.
    • Provides lubrication to components that are not easily accessible or sealed off for a prolonged time with minimal need for refilling.
    • It helps to preserve items for a long time by forming a barrier that prevents moisture from getting in.
    • Guards against deterioration due to outside sources and impurities.
    • The stickiness of grease in comparison to oil ensures that seals remain in good condition and last longer without experiencing any leakage.
    • When the cost of putting in place an oil-based setup would be too expensive or impractical, grease is frequently employed as an alternative.

    Is Yamaha Marine Grease Waterproof?

    It was already mentioned that the objective of marine grease is to lubricate the components of your Yamaha outboard engine, as well as to offer a reasonable degree of protection from regular contact with water and destructive agents.

    Marine grease is formulated differently than normal greases:

    • Initially, marine grease has components that make it impervious to water. In order to meet the standards of the industry, it should have gone through ASTM D1264 water washout testing. Whereas basic varieties of grease are to some extent water-resistant, they are likely to blend easier with water and are not appropriate for long-term utilization. This can be seen in the white substance that is left behind when water mixes with the grease. In comparison, marine grease is much more immune to such mixing and will not form any residues.
    • Additionally, specific marine grease is made with additives that make it more apt to stick. In other words, it gives grease more adhesion. Generally, multipurpose grease is made to stick to regular surfaces, yet it can actually diminish the performance of your outboard motor.
    • Furthermore, marine grease has anti-corrosion agents for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This enhances the longevity of parts, safeguarding against oxidation, erosion and small holes.

    Marine grease is not only utilized for the elements of an outboard motor that are exposed to water, but also for the mechanical elements that move boats, like boat trailer bearings and steering assemblies.

    Who Makes Yamalube Grease?

    Boaters often want to know which marine grease is the best one to use, and for Yamaha outboard motors, the answer is Yamalube. This grease is exclusively made by Yamaha and it is a multi-purpose lubricant that offers outstanding protection and stays in place despite engine and boat vibrations. Additionally, it is resistant to being washed out.

    Can I Use Other Brands of Marine Grease for My Yamaha Outboard?

    While other brands of marine grease may be suitable for lubricating your Yamaha outboard engine, they may not all be equipped to handle the high rotations-per-minute and requirements of Yamaha machines. If you pick a more budget-friendly, non-brand option, then any damage that results may not be covered under your warranty.

    How Do You Grease a Yamaha Outboard Motor?

    No matter if you decide to go with Yamalube or an exceptional brand of marine grease from the aftermarket, it is critical to grease the outboard appropriately. A grease gun is a vital component for keeping your Yamaha outboard engine in good condition.

    If you're familiar with the use of a caulking gun for home or marine activities, then you'll find that the setup of a grease gun is quite similar. The only distinction is that a grease gun is designed in such a way that grease can't accidentally escape and create a mess.

    You must place a cartridge into the grease gun and then use the trigger to allow the lubricant to come out of the slender hose bit by bit.

    Installing a new tube of grease is a simple but potentially messy procedure.

    • Begin by putting on a pair of gloves to prevent your hands from getting stained with grease.
    • After that, open up your grease gun. Generally, a screw cap is located at the tip of the barrel; rotate it anticlockwise until the two components are separate.
    • If there is any leftover grease in the vicinity of the screw threads, clean it up using a few sheets of paper towels.
    • Take hold of the follower rod of the grease gun and move it back as far as possible until it is completely extended from the tube/cylinder it is held in.
    • Place the marine grease container in the cylinder of the grease gun, ensuring it is properly secured.
    • Next, remove the pull tab to expose the grease.
    • Secure the barrel back onto the grease gun, and turn it backward a half-turn to let the air out of the plunger rod.
    • Push the follower rod slowly while pressing the air bleed valve located on the top of the grease gun, until you sense a slight amount of resistance.
    • Firmly screw the cap of the grease gun back on.
    • When using the grease gun, depress the trigger gradually in order to eliminate the air from the hose. When you notice the grease start to show, cease pressing the trigger.
    • The grease gun is ready for use.
    • To store the grease gun, after wiping away any remnants from the barrel with a paper towel, attach the storage cap back on the hose.

    How Often Should You Grease Your Yamaha Outboard Grease Points?

    It is essential to lubricate all Yamaha outboard components at the recommended service intervals, which is at least once a year. Boaters who use their boat in saltwater need to lubricate more often as saltwater corrodes the grease, and not lubricating can lead to significant damage to the surfaces.

    How do I lubricate my Yamaha outboard grease points?

    No matter what you call it - Zerk fitting, grease fitting, or grease nipples - it all refers to the same thing. This type of metal fitting is designed to deliver marine lubricating grease to a bearing through a grease gun, at a pressure that can range from moderate to high.

    The user guide for your Yamaha outboard engine can guide you to identify the grease fittings applicable to your particular motor. Most are easy to spot, but some are tucked away in areas that are not as obvious. It is important to become familiar with the grease fittings that come with your engine, but here are some common areas where they are typically located:

    • Steering linkage
    • Swivel bracket
    • Tilt tube
    • Steering cable grease fitting

    Before connecting the nozzle of the grease gun to the grease point, it is essential to clean the grease fitting. This will prevent any dirt or dirt particles from entering. Furthermore, you may be required to clear away any rust or obstructions that could be stopping the flow of the grease.

    Insert lubricant into the joint until it starts to seep from the outlets of the part being greased. The old grease will be displaced by the fresh grease being put in. Clear away the old grease with a cloth.

    Once you have filled a grease fitting, leave a small amount of grease on the surface of the fitting in order to prevent rust and other materials from entering. After applying, use a rag to wipe away any excess Yamaha marine grease, and then proceed to the next one.