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Old 03-08-2012, 07:05 PM
008wagon 008wagon is offline
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Default mercury 20 hour check?

i just got a new boat with a 175 pro xs and a 9.9 pro kicker . the dealership wants me to bring it in at 20 hours so they can change the lower unit oils ,the 9.9 engine oil and hook the 175 up to the computer . is this requiered by merc? i don't see anything in the owners manuals about it. or do the just want some more coin?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:25 PM
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Default 20 hour check

I have a new 175 Verado, they told me the same thing and I can't find anything in the book. I'm a long way from where I bought it and they know I'm not having it serviced there so there is probably something to it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:36 PM
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new 150 opti last year, I brought it in for a minor issue regarding the boat and asked if there was anything the opti needed and they said unless it's not broke than go fishing, other than proper break in check the plugs and your fine.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:20 PM
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They want $300 more of your dollars.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:37 PM
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Default 20 hour check

Twenty hours of run time doesn't seem like enough hours for a first time check. Ask them were in the manual it shows that.
E-mail Mercury and ask them what they recommend.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:20 AM
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Changing the oil on the lower units of new motors may not be a bad idea. In case thereare any metal chips left over from manufacturing the motor. I have always changed the oil(first change) before it was due when I purchased a new car. Seems like cheap insurance.
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