Outboard motor 1st service


My new outboard is almost due for its 1st service (20hrs) I’m just wondering if I have to take it back to the dealer that supplied and fitted it, or can I take it to my usual marine mechanic? 


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 If he is qualified and can

Thu, 2018-04-05 10:33

 If he is qualified and can do the logbook service and stamp the book you should have no issue with warranty.


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 If both can do it, ring and

Thu, 2018-04-05 11:11

 If both can do it, ring and see who is cheapest.

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 As above, qualified and able

Thu, 2018-04-05 11:21

 As above, qualified and able to log book but MUST use genuine parts to keep warranty.

 Make sure you dont have stipulations saying extended warranty void if not serviced by the dealer.

 This is all the information i have gathered regarding my motor and its 5 year warranty.


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 Thanks guys 

Thu, 2018-04-05 16:18

 Thanks guys 

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 I bought a small outboard

Thu, 2018-04-05 16:25

 I bought a small outboard new a couple of years ago from "The Boat Business" and they did the first check free of charge.


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Suzuki 5yr Warranty

Fri, 2018-04-06 08:13

 Having a new 140A Suzuki the last thing I want to do is take it to the local Suzuki Authorised Service Centre for its 20hr service, I want to use my normal mechanic, but if you want the 5yr warranty the book is very clear that you must.


If you take it to any mechanic and they use genuine parts its fine, but the warranty defaults to 3yrs instead of 5. You only get the extra 2yrs by using both genuine parts and Authorised Service Centre.





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 Cheer mate 

Sat, 2018-04-07 20:07

 Cheer mate 

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Yamaha Engines

Fri, 2018-04-06 19:18

Hi Paul_86 - not sure what engine breed you have, and that might make a difference I guess. We recently purchased a 200hp Yamaha from a boat seller in Wangara. I had historically used a mobile mechanic, and he was good enough to tell me that the first service had to be done by an authorized Yamaha agent, and that the boat seller was not one (they have no agency for any breed of motor). I still asked the boat seller if they could do it, and they said they could without hesitation - I asked them to check with Yamaha, given what my regular mechanic had told me. They then found out that they actually couldn't do the first service and maintain the 5 yr warranty, and that it had to go to one of two authorized dealers in Perth.....I'm no authority on this at all, but just sharing my recent experience...

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 Cheers mate, good info 

Sat, 2018-04-07 20:06

 Cheers mate, good info 

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 I have a new yammy - same

Sun, 2018-04-08 00:42

 I have a new yammy - same thing 5 year warranty if serviced annualy by a yammy auth mech. 

I think its quite reasonable to expect a new engine to last at least 5 years if serviced annually (and hours are not excessive) by any compentent mechanic and statutory warranty would cover that regardless of what the manufacturer offers. That said haven't put it to the test yet


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