Originally Posted by OSPREY RIBS
The Service schedule (attached) gives a list of things for the owner to check.....these include the anodes. all of which are replaceable by anyone that can turn a spanner....
The G2 Gearbox now has a reservoir under the engine cowl so you can check the gearbox oil level and oil quality without even touching the gearbox.
Other than that the range of sensors and probes installed give a huge amount of data and will flag up problems before they become terminal.
I guess that BRP are confident enough in their engineering and electronic design skills to rely on this.
If you don't feel confident to check the anodes and replace as necessary or check the gearbox oil by looking under the hood or check the bolts that are holding the engine on are tight then I guess you could always pay someone to do it
There you go...and makes more sense than the Blurb now.So it's NOT a Five year 500 hour service schedule!
Basicly the NEW deal is that the Punter/engineer has to inspect/replace the Anodes...Annually...I suspect that's the case with the impeller too??? Plugs?? and it would seem he/they are responsible for checking for faults which may or may not be picked up by the sensors.?.
I also take these items are what BRP would term consumables?...so also like most makers payable for by the owner/servicer?..(sounds more like a yearly service all the time!)
Begs the question what the position would be if the owner neglects... through ingnorance or misses somthing which does go on to cause a major fault? I'm sure most people on here have had experience of retailers or makers trying to wriggle out of warranty responsabilty?
Or maybe BRP would just say.....we've last seen this engine 5 yrs ago...Yep ALOT can happen in five years!..(remember this would be with an engine just on the limit...or out of warranty!!) apart from filling up the 2stroke resivoir you've done absolutely nothing!..cleaned/flushed nothing...checked nothing...replaced nothing...inspected nothing..adjusted nothing..and sought no professional advice..
Ok!..Don't worry Buddy..we'll sort any and all problems (that may well have been preventable!) that may or may not incur and pick up the complete Tab for any and all works/parts labour needed
yeah! I reckon
Or like I said is it incumbant for said owner/or engineer to carry out yearly routine checks and
maintenance and buy the (Genuine?)parts to do so?
Either way (as my original point) seems to make a mockery of the "Five year 500 service interval"
Time will tell.
Synical maybe...But I am old enough to remember how the BRP Fitch engines were going to conquer the world!...That worked!
That Blurb was pretty good too I remember.
All engines of all types break down...especially in the extreme Marine environment most of us operate in..But in my experience nothing beats REGULAR inspection/care and maintainance to mitigate potential problems arising...whatever you run.
I am/was making the point that not ALL of us fall for the type of Over Hyped Blurb dished out by the much less regulated Rabid sales Gurus across the pond!
I would suggest you don't either