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10 Hour Service

SB78

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Is it okay to do the 10 hour service earlier? Im at 5 hours and will put a couple of hours on it next weekend, but would like to get it done before heading to the lake for the month of august, where I will certainly exceed 10 hours quickly.
 

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I would try and get it over 10 hours first. Everything in the engine is breaking in and wearing in / seating. You want to do the 10 hour to get rid of the particles and stuff in the oil. Some members even go 12-15 hours. I am sure you will figure it out.
 

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Is it okay to do the 10 hour service earlier? Im at 5 hours and will put a couple of hours on it next weekend, but would like to get it done before heading to the lake for the month of august, where I will certainly exceed 10 hours quickly.
You can go up to 20 hrs and have no problems, I just wouldn't go over 20
 

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Just did mine at 15 hours. I would probably wait until at least 10 hours because one of the service points is checking for loose nuts, bolts, and screws. Gotta put some hours on to have the loose ones wiggle out.
 

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What exactly does the 10 hour service include? The nearest Yamaha authorized service center is 45 minutes away. If it’s mainly the oil change that is important then I was just going to do it myself. It’s it really necessary to take it to the dealer?
 

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You can view the manuals for free online at Yamaha's site. There are various saftey checks, inspections ect. Along with oil and filter change, pull plugs inspect ect., my dealer wanted me to bring it in at 20hrs, said 10 was unnecessary. But I wasn't planning taking it to them anyway. I think I did mine around 17 hrs.
 

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Looks like my usual mechanic up at the lake is a yamaha dealer, so fortunately he can do the service for me after 10 hours. I did some cutting and pasting from the manual and put the 10 hour checklist together - see pic. Seems like a glorified oil change to me.

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Looks like my usual mechanic up at the lake is a yamaha dealer, so fortunately he can do the service for me after 10 hours. I did some cutting and pasting from the manual and put the 10 hour checklist together - see pic. Seems like a glorified oil change to me.
It is basically just an oil change, and a look to see if there are any issues. We had a couple minor issues with a seat and some gelcoat scratches that were fixed when we did the 10 hour service (was 12.6 hrs for us and dealer said that was fine). For warranty reasons, we let the dealer do the 10 hour, but all future changes I'll do myself with the genuine Yamalube kits which gives you extended warranty on the engines.
Note Canada has not yet added watersports products to the list but I'm sure they will do so soon - I'll be inquiring about that directly with Yamaha Canada soon.
 

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My dealer, who is a big and well respected dealer said to wait till 20 hours as the 10 hour is a waste of money. They said they would do it if I wanted but they is really not much point. I am waiting to 20 and brining it to them.
I would do whatever you feel comefortable with. Whatever your decide, if you get it serviced within 20 hours you'll be fine.
 

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Looks like my usual mechanic up at the lake is a yamaha dealer, so fortunately he can do the service for me after 10 hours. I did some cutting and pasting from the manual and put the 10 hour checklist together - see pic. Seems like a glorified oil change to me.

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One thing not in the checklist, but under the care section of the manual is to grease the intermediate housing at 10 hours. There are lots of threads on this since it can cause issues if not done right. I would do a search if your thinking about doing it yourself.
 

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I did the service on my own @ 15 hours last year, changing the plugs was a waste of money in my instance. My dealer told me I didnt have to change the oil filter until 100 hours, I dont know if there is any truth to that but I decided to change the oil/filter @ 70hours for peace of mind.
 

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My dealer, who is a big and well respected dealer said to wait till 20 hours as the 10 hour is a waste of money. They said they would do it if I wanted but they is really not much point. I am waiting to 20 and brining it to them.
I would do whatever you feel comefortable with. Whatever your decide, if you get it serviced within 20 hours you'll be fine.
I called the Yamaha Motor Corporation marine customer support line directly: (866) 894-1626 and spoke with a technician who told me between 20-25 would be ideal for initial break-in service. He also told me they no longer call it a "10 hour service" because of this recommendation. The manual will still list what's recommended at the 10 hour mark though.
 

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I did mine at about 15 hours, intended to do it at 10 - but went a bit over that using the boat the weekend prior. THE METAL SHAVINGS THING IS NO JOKE!! Once I started getting most of the oil out, I started noticing the remaining oil I was extracting was getting darker, and then became glittery with all the metal shavings! Check out the picture of what all the metal shavings looked like in the tube. 20200701_123840.jpgSo if the oil coming from the engine looks like that, ABSOLUTELY I would change the oil filter when doing the 10hr oil change, you need to remove it anyway to get all the oil out - and it's cheap.

So now... I'm a believer in 10hr oil changes for brand new engines! Think I'll do the same for my new lawnmower I just bought. :)

P.S. I took video clips of me doing the 10hr oil change service on my AR210, I'll upload to Youtube and post here once it's finished.
 

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I did mine around 20hrs and let the dealer do it the first time to avoid any warranty issues. I am doing my own future maintenance and record keeping.
 

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Here's a video for anyone who wants to learn how to do the oil change for their 10 hour service:

 

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SB78

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Thanks for the feedback guys....I got it up to 7.6 hours and just dropped it off at the dealer. I am going to be doing my own maintenance going forward and can check everything myself at 20 hours, but at least I'll have a record of the dealer having performed the service.
 
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