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Old 26 May 2014, 03:42   #1
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Engine warranty requirements?

I've been told by one of the local mercury dealers that in order to retain warranty I MUST have the engine serviced by them at 20 hours and then annually etc.

However...I've read the paperwork in some detail from cover to cover and i can't find this anywhere. Does anyone have any examples of this sort of requirement in writing anywhere? For any make?

Or could this be a sales pitch at its worse?
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Old 26 May 2014, 04:07   #2
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Old 26 May 2014, 05:08   #3
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Would also be interested in this one for Mercury engines

And penalty if not adhered to.
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As far as new CARS are concerned the servicing restrictions imposed by franchised dealers was declared unlawful under EC competition legislation in 2004.
I'd be surprised if EU legislation didn't also extend to other areas.
Servicing ties removed from new car warrantiesÂ* - The Office of Fair Trading
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Thanks Al,both messages recvd. I'll confirm what i find out.

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I think you should at least perform the first service inmediately after break in period with brand dealer, then probably could go on your own if nothing happens.

But different story if tampering the engine without knowledge and claiming warranty. Warranties are limited, do not cover 100% of parts at least Tohatsu firmly specifies so on Owner Manuals.

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I would also be interested in this as I have also hear conflicting things?
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Agree that for anything apart from routine stuff I'd not even try on modern engine. But oil change, gear box oil, plugs,filters and lubrication /inspection i can't really see why i need to pay main dealer prices if somebody competent can do it (maybe even me).

I'll share in a considered way what i find out as i don't want to cause hassle for dealers /users a like.
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Go off what your manual says.

I've been told loads of stories about the warranty requirements of our 150hp and they all differed.

It came to a warranty claim it went through perfectly.

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Incidentally its every 100hrs or annually for a 150hp fourstroke.

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