Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:21 AM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 09:33 AM
My dealer told me not to bother with the 10 hour service. They told me to just check the levels and follow the break-in instructions. An oil change at the end of the season is enough. I did let them do the winterization at the end of last year. For break in I pretty much just did what was stated in the manual. I tried to keep the throttle moving between 0 and 3/4 without sticking to any setting for more than a minute or so. I did do a few full throttle take off's as the manual does state that brief hard acceleration is not a problem, but I never left the engines at more than 3/4 throttle for more than a couple of seconds. So far so good, now if the temp could just get over 10 degrees... No boating here for at least a couple more months.
I am awaiting my 06 speedster, and am wondering how you guys broke in your boats, I know the manual says no steady speed or over 3/4 throttle first ten hours. Did you guys take your boat to the dealer for first 10 hour service. Also wondering how everyone keeps up with hours. I know the dealer can plug into the computer and check them, but has anyone installed an hour meter on their boat. Thanks guys.
Posted 11 February 2006 - 02:06 PM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 03:28 PM
I don't have an hour meter. I had the dealer change the oil when the season was over. I just quit taking it easy on the engine after running the engine for 10 hours total (about 5-6 trips out). I just kept rough track of my usage for the break-in. The dealer charged pretty good for my winterization (oil change, remove the battery, check everything). I think it was around $300.00 total. I am probably going to get an oil pump for next year and change the oil-filter myself. You do have to draw the oil out through the dipstick, the drain plug cannot be reached without removing the engine.
Thanks for the reply. Do you have any kind of hour meter, or do you just service the boat by the season. I asked the dealer how much for the 10 hour service and they told me 160.00 per engine. I am looking forward to the new boat. Did you suck the oil through the dipstick tube or is there another way to change it. Thanks again.
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