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Old 20 September 2012, 17:45   #1
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I am contemplating servicing the engine on my rib, it is a yamaha F50 four stroke, three years old and done 40 hours. Is there a service schedule or book like the Haynes manual for cars available?
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Old 20 September 2012, 18:47   #2
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Hopefully you've changed the oil, filter and lower unit lube already?

Changing the plugs is probably not needed with only 40hrs. The impeller should be changed. Check the on-engine fuel filter for grunge, replace if its not white.

Other than that not much left to do. Don't mess with the timing or anything else if its running as it should.
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Old 21 September 2012, 03:13   #3
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if you do you will null the warranty and that engine is still worth a lot of money so I would take it to your dealer.
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Not in the US. Service can be done anywhere, but the user should retain receipts and the like as proof it has been done. Don't know where the OP is (Spain?), but it *may* be the same.

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Mercury seem to be reaching out to the DIY service brigade:

"MORE TIME ON THE WATER. LESS TIME IN THE SHOP.
Under the cowl, the new 150hp FourStroke has a convenient maintenance label highlighting basic maintenance intervals and requirements for the "do-it-yourself's". This label features a QR code that links to a series of step-by-step videos demonstrating just how easy it is to perform routine maintenance such as oil and gear lube changes.
QR code linking to videos, local dealers, and a Mercury-direct hotline.
No-spill oil change system and easy-access fuel filter.
The only fourstroke available with a valve train that requires NO maintenance over the life of the engine."
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Mercury seem to be reaching out to the DIY service brigade:

"MORE TIME ON THE WATER. LESS TIME IN THE SHOP.
Under the cowl, the new 150hp FourStroke has a convenient maintenance label highlighting basic maintenance intervals and requirements for the "do-it-yourself's". This label features a QR code that links to a series of step-by-step videos demonstrating just how easy it is to perform routine maintenance such as oil and gear lube changes.
QR code linking to videos, local dealers, and a Mercury-direct hotline.
No-spill oil change system and easy-access fuel filter.
The only fourstroke available with a valve train that requires NO maintenance over the life of the engine."
But they still expect you to get a dealer to service it otherwise you wont get your 5 year warranty!!
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But they still expect you to get a dealer to service it otherwise you wont get your 5 year warranty!!
I was just referred to this post. This information is absolutely incorrect. Can you please post mercury documentation supporting this statement? You are an authorizred mercury dealer??
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