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    Question 10 Hour Inspection/Service: Where Is This In the Operators Manual?!?

    I keep reading about a mandatory 10-hour inspection/first service from the dealer and how it's required (or void your warranty). However, I have read most of my operator's manual multiple times, especially the maintenance section, and I don't see anything that is required or even on the radar before the first 50 hour oil change.

    Is there a 10-hour inspection/service? If so, where the hell did you find out about it? I can't find any mention in the Sea Doo propaganda I received with the new ski.


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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus...s_Warranty_Act

    you cannot be faulted for following the owners manual.

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    if the ski was prepped properly than probably not needed. I'll do mine anyway at 25hrs than 100 hrs. Stock ski, not modded or beat...I would recheck all hoses and clamps etc..... trying not to be cynical but could it be $$$$$$$

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    Yea, if this service included changing all fluids and re-torquing bolts and whathaveyou, sure. I would gladly pay to properly maintain the ski; but this sounds more like Billy from prep giving it a visual inspection. And to not include a single mention of it in the operator's manual makes this suspect.

    I did find this on the Sea-Doo website:


    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE


    Sea-Doo watercraft can run longer with less maintenance than ever before, so you can spend less time in the garage and more time on the water. Ride for one year or 50 hours before your first oil change. After that you’ll only need one oil change every 12 months.
    To find the checklists that you will need to follow, refer to your owner’s manual. Some are your responsibility, while others must be completed by an authorized Sea-Doo dealer. The key checklists are:
    • 10-Hour Inspection Checklist – highly recommended and to be performed by dealer
    • Daily Pre-Operation Checklist – owner’s responsibility
    • Pre-Season Preparation Checklist – performed by owner and dealer
    If you are unsure of any aspect pertaining to the operation of your Sea-Doo watercraft or of any items on the above checklists, consult your dealer.





    I'll give them a call (and record it, of course)—"highly recommended" better not compromise my warranty when I pass on the $250 visual inspection.

    My manual doesn't even mention a 25 hour service either...first reference to required service is at 50 hours or 1 year.

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    They must still be referencing the old schedule?

    Service bulletin from 2012 reads as follows:

    NEW MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

    PREVIOUS SCHEDULE REVISED SCHEDULE

    BREAK-IN INSPECTION

    AT 10 HOURS

    REPLACED BY THE

    FIRST 25 HOURS OR 6

    MONTHS INSPECTION

    (including the first oil

    change)

    50 HOURS INSPECTION

    NOW INCLUDED IN

    THE 100 HOURS OR 1 YEAR INSPECTION

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    I emailed BMP and got a canned BS response that told me nothing other than they won't step on the toes of dealerships who want to milk you for 2-3 extra services that may or may not be required:

    Good day Mr. Terp,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact BRP.

    In response to your request, I suggest you keep in contact with your dealer.

    Please note that your dealer is the best person to provide you with up-to-date technical information which makes it possible that it could be different from your instruction manual. What you find in the manual is basic maintenance schedule that can be performed and maintain your warranty. Some dealers and owners might have different time frame, shorter than what is recommended.

    Should you have any other questions or comments, do not hesitate to reach us by replying to this email or at T + 888.272.9222.

    Once again, thank you for contacting BRP,


    Marie Paule Lessard
    Customer Service Representative

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus...s_Warranty_Act

    you cannot be faulted for following the owners manual.
    Yup. Your state probably follows the Magnuson Act and may even be stricter. The manufacturer can not force you to get any work done at the dealership. It's called steering. But I do it anyway so I have the least worries. But my shop's service manager who is really good said I can do my 25 hour (Sea Doo) myself with no warranty void. And he better be right because I have a five year warranty and rely on it heavily.

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    My manual on my 2013 states at follows:

    BREAK-IN PERIOD
    Operation During Break-In Period
    A break-in period of 10 operating hours
    is required before running the watercraft
    at sustained full throttle.

    During this period, maximum throttle
    should not exceed 1/2 to 3/4 opening.
    However, brief full acceleration and
    speed variations contribute to a good
    break-in.

    NOTICE Continued wide open
    throttle accelerations or operation,
    prolonged cruising speeds are detrimental
    during the break-in period.

    NOTE: 215 and 260 engines: During
    the first 5 hours of operation, the
    engine management limits the engine
    maximumspeed for engine protection.
    The engine performance will progressively
    increase during this period.

    Then under the maintenance it says to change the oil and filter at 25 hours or 3 months, then at 100 hours our 1 year whichever comes first by the stealer.

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    Yea, I believe the doubling from 25hrs to 50hrs started with the 2014 models and newer. Of course BRP won't confirm that (clowns), but that's what I am now being told.

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